About Us

Naturally Clever Canines was founded by Canine Behaviourist, Helen Gerard, in Gloucester, in 2014, after leaving her role as Behaviourist at a local animal shelter.

There seemed to be only a minority trainers in the area who were promoting modern, force free, training with an emphasis on having fun and building the relationship between dog and owner and, due to her passion for working holistically with dogs and owners, Helen decided to remain in Gloucester to promote this approach of dog training.

Helen asked Correna, a puppy foster and Reiki volunteer from the shelter, if she would like to help with the classes as she just knew that she would be the perfect assistant.  Three years later; Helen has now moved back to Worcestershire and Correna has now taken over the Cheltenham training classes after passing her diploma in Canine Behaviour and becoming a PPG Pet Dog Ambassador Award Instructor and Assessor.

We specialise in working with the less confident of dogs, as well as giving puppy owners the skills to give their new addition the best possible start, and even have some of our past reactive class clients now working in our 'Top Class'.

Although we focus on our specialist classes, we still run one course of 'normal' APDT Good Companion Award classes at each location per week.  

We pride ourselves on having small, fun and friendly classes where both you and your dog can relax and learn at your own pace.

Meet the Team