Dr. Jonathan Hale
Clinical Director, British Veterinary Centre
We knew Sonja as one of our clients before she left Abu Dhabi to go to Switzerland to get her dog training diploma. Once she came back, we were very interested to hear about her dog training philosophy which is based upon the mutual understanding of a dog and his owner.
As many of our clients needed help with training their dogs, we started to recommend Sonja as a dog behaviourist and trainer and we are extremely happy with the great feedback that we get from everyone.
Sonja has now become a friend and partner to our clinic and when it comes to behavioural issues, we always seek Sonja’s advice and work together with her to solve many of our client’s challenges with their dogs.
A dog is for life - and that's the way I train, with the complete picture in mind!
My professional career in this domain started as I embarked upon a six month intensive in-house training with one of the world's most respected dog trainers, Hans Schlegel, in Switzerland. He runs training programs for police forces in the US, Korea and most European countries while most of his work includes training family pets. He is now known as the Swiss Dog Whisperer, based on his ability to communicate with them through just movement and motion, working with animal energy.
In the year of 2009, I obtained my diplomas in the fields of family dog & puppy training, dog behaviour analysis and training of dogs showing unwanted hunting behaviour.
I have since then been working with a large number of individual dog-man teams throughout the U.A.E., Germany and the U.S. to bridge the communication divide between canines and their owners.
I specialise in Social Learning, Obedience Training and Behavioural Modification.