About me

Hanne Grice – is a dog trainer & behaviour specialist, published author, educationalist and founder of the award winning pet behaviour company Hanne Grice Training & Behaviour (formerly Walk the Dog™).

A lifetime love of animals led Hanne to start the business.  Having pets herself and working long hours both in London and abroad, she realised there was a need for an all round service that gave pet owners like herself, real peace of mind.  From pet care to help with problem pets, Hanne wanted to create a company that gave owners a place to turn to for expert advice and up-to-date training with first class service.

In 2006, Hanne launched the business, starting with just a handful of clients.  Over the last eleven years we have helped over three thousand furry clients – working with famous faces from the world of sport, film and entertainment.  Hanne has won a number of awards both nationally and locally for her work, has represented female entrepreneurs presenting in front of government bodies and Ministers.  She is the author of Playing With Your Dog and contributes to a number of printed and online publications sharing advice on canine behaviour, animal care and management.  Hanne has given expert advice on the BBC Breakfast sofa and regularly on BBC Radio 5 Live, Talk Radio, Talk Sport, Radio Dacorum and BBC Three Counties. Hanne also runs workshops for pet owners and pet professionals on a range of topics including; bite prevention, enrichment, reactivity and first aid, and a regular presenter at Schools.  Hanne is also a Victoria Stillwell Academy Dog Trainer Course Mentor in the UK.

Hanne works with all breeds, helping with all sorts of problem behaviours with a calm, positive training approach.  She also runs a Puppy & Dog School in Hertfordshire.  Hanne is a member of several organisations, working to their Code of Practice – see below.

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Awards:

  • Finalist – Best Business Women Awards 2015.
  • Winner – Scoot Headline Awards ‘Sole Trader – Regional Winner’ in April 2015.
  • Winner – Dacorum Business Excellence Award in October 2009.
  • Winner – ‘Special Merit Award’ from the National Association of Registered Petsitters (NARP) for her dog behaviour work and pet care services in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Memberships:

Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT – USA no: 74193), The Pet Professional Guild (PPG no: 13175869), the Animal Behaviour Society (ABS), the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), Society for the Promoting of Applied Research in Canine Science (SPARCS) Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA), Doggone Safe, Sarah Whitehead’s Inner Circle, and Affiliate of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT).

Continued learning: Hanne is currently completing an MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training (level 7), in addition to working towards accreditation for the KCAI Instructor Scheme (KCAI no:GH5140210).