As founder of The Confident K9 I am lucky enough to have been brought up with a large variety of pets and livestock which has given me a wealth of hands on experience. Having grown up as an expat in Botswana and Oman for my father’s job with MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food), now known as DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), I moved to England in 1991.
Completing my education in Oxford, I then in 2002 went on to complete BSc a (Hons) in International Equine and Agricultural Business Management at The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. Here I took a particular interest in the Bioveterinary Science and Animal Behaviour and Welfare modules.
This led to me working at a prestigious equine establishment in Lambourn, Berkshire and gained a number of different farming experiences with Blenheim Estate Farms and The Great Tew Estate to name but a few. I have developed an abundance of knowledge in pet care having myself owned not only cats and dogs, but tropical/marine fish, gerbils, guinea pigs, sheep, cattle, pigs, poultry and of course my beloved horse Monty.
I have volunteered for Northamptonshire Police, St John Ambulance and West Midlands Ambulance Service and am fully insured and DBS checked. I have always been an advocate for supporting charities and regularly volunteered in local dog rescues.
Having fully qualified as a dog trainer with The IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) in 2017, I only use force free training methods and am continually building my knowledge and experience with dog training and behaviour attending a variety of courses and workshops to ensure I am up to date with the latest information. Learning and education, in something I am are completely passionate about, is addictive! The IMDT is the leading education provider for Dog Trainers and Behaviourists and is a Registered Learning Centre for The Open College Network where I also completed Level 3 Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour.
I accept veterinary referrals and am mentored by a fully qualified APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Councillors) behaviourist who is fully veterinary approved including insurance cases.
All my passion and drive provide dog training services for The Confident K9 as a full time career and absolutely love my job. I would never swap it for the world! Thanks for reading!
Adelaide Stewart-Jones BSc (hons) IMDT
Dog Trainer and Behaviour Consultant