Welcome to The Crate Escape

Dog training

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From a very young age, Tanya always loved animals in particular dogs. As a child, she was always “collecting” stray dogs and other animals needing help, much to her mother’s dismay but it was from her mother and father that she got her great empathy for animals.

The Crate Escape

Dog trainer based in Swords, Dublin

Qualified Trainer

IMDT: institute of modern dog trainers

Tanya is a strong believer in continuous professional development and gaining recognised qualifications, her studies around dogs are ongoing. She believes everyone should ask their future trainer what methodology they use to train and what qualifications they obtained to train them.

Jenny RyanJenny Ryan
12:00 25 Nov 22
Couldn’t recommend more! I brought my dog sally to Tanya to help with training and genuinely haven’t got a bad word to say! She was unbelievable with both sally and myself with explaining everything and making us both feel as ease. I wouldn’t bring sally anywhere else after this and would recommend every dog owner to do the same!
Bobbi GalbraithBobbi Galbraith
23:03 24 Nov 22
Tanya recently visited my daughters school to teach the kids some important information about being around dogs. We have a family dog at home and to see the difference my 9 year old daughter is around dogs since then is amazing. She is still super loving towards animals but is now conscious of their behaviour and signals, that they may want to be left alone, scared, excited, is just brilliant to see. Tanya is so knowledgeable & professional, yet fun in the way she teaches. I really do think that this is something all kids should learn growing up. Thanks again Tanya. Keep up the great work and my daughter still says it was her ‘ favourite day in school so far ‘⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ellen RalphEllen Ralph
19:46 22 Nov 22
Tanya visited our school to host dog safety workshops with the 3rd Classes. Every class and teacher said that they all really enjoyed the workshop. The teachers said they learned more about animal behaviour themselves too! Tanya was well prepared for the workshops and pitched the workshop at a great level. She had resources with her and flyers at the end with a summary of some of the information. It was a great event for Science Week in the school and was enjoyed by all! Thanks Tanya!
Peak Windows & DoorsPeak Windows & Doors
12:27 06 Nov 22
Thrilled with the service provided byTanya.
Erika KirwanErika Kirwan
12:21 06 Nov 22
Fantastic service!!!! Tanya helped with training my dog whilst helping me understand how to read her body language and spot any signs of distress, there has been a huge positive difference in my dog since attending the training and I would have no hesitation in recommending Tanya to others, she is kind, caring and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to dogs.
Heavenly HairHeavenly Hair
11:49 06 Nov 22
5 star Thank you so much Tanya!
mary smithmary smith
07:26 06 Nov 22
Tanya is a caring patient and extremely talented dog trainer. Her love of dogs combined with her extensive knowledge, gained over many years, made her my first choice. I have no hesitation in recommending The Crate Escape if you need help with your dog.
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Tanya is our trainer and she is based in Swords, Dublin.

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IMDT Membership
IPDGA Membership
Petbond Approved
PPG. Membership
Licensed & Insured
KAD Approved Trainer

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