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Welcome to Animal Friend which was set up by Philippa Short in 1997. Philippa has a wealth of experience and is highly qualified in many aspects of canine care.

She is fully insured and police CRB checked.

Philippa is a member of the following organisations:

  • Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Dog Training Instructors.
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
  • International Society for Animal Professionals.
  • Ingraham Academy of Zoopharmacognosy.
  • International Association of Canine Professionals.
  • Federation of Small Businesses.


Animal Friend - Services
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One to One Dog Training

Not every dog and not every person is suited for group classes. With training on a One to One basis we can ensure you and your dog are comfortable and that every question you have is answered.

Home Boarding

Instead of your companion having to go into kennels they can come and stay with Philippa in her home, enjoy lots of cuddles, company, going for walks and being treated as part of the family.

Residential Dog Training

Would you like your dog trained for you? Your dog can come and stay with Philippa who will work with your dog using reward based training techniques to help your dog become a balanced, well socialised and polite member of the family.

Behavioural Consultations

Do you have a behavioural problem with your dog? Does your dog have dog to dog aggression, dog to human aggression, fears, phobias, inappropriate barking, chasing, obsessive compulsive behaviours?

Puppy Selection/Testing

Forming a relationship with your dog for the next 14 years requires compatibility. Philippa can advise you with regard to certain breeds and then go with you to help pick out the puppy with the best personality to help you form that lasting bond.

Fun Agility

Do you want to teach your dog to jump? Walk over things? Go through a tunnel? Jump through a tyre? Philippa offers an introduction to agility equipment on a one to one basis at a Binfield location.

Holistic Therapies

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Stress Management

Does your dog suffer from Separation Anxiety? Are they scared of fireworks or thunder? Are they anxious/worried about life? Philippa can help.

Canine Sports Massage

The aim is to help achieve supple well functioning muscles to enable your dog to be comfortable in its body.

Animal Reiki

Reiki is a gentle simple form of healing which helps to accelerate the body’s own natural ability to heal itself, on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.