Emmett for Dogs - Tony Sherry & John Rea

Complementary Health Professionals

Join a workshop and learn the EMMETT Technique!

Whether you are interested in horses or dogs, are an experienced therapist or simply wanting to learn some easy techniques to help your animal friends, there is a workshop just right for you.

Practitioner Courses.  These are extended courses for those wishing to add a professional qualification to their existing tool kit or for those wishing to train in EMMETT as their first therapy. They include:  The EMMETT Horse Practitioner Course and the EMMETT Dog Practitioner Course.

Introductory Short 1-day Courses.  These are primarily designed for non-professionals looking for some easy self-help techniques that can also be used to assist animals. They include: The EMMETT Horse Short Course and the EMMETT Dog Short Course. They are also an ideal low cost introduction for trained therapists to see what EMMETT is all about.

EMMETT Technique Practitioner Dog training is designed for qualified animal professionals, dog owners and anyone interested in extending their skills. The dog practitioner course is divided into two-day learning blocks, called Levels with 5 Levels in total. Material covered in the previous Level is reviewed before new work is covered. This ensures that all participants are up to date and ready to learn new material. The total course therefore consists of 11 days.

This course is recognised by the International Association of Animal Therapists and the Complementary Health Professionals (CHP).

Level Course Structure

  • Level 1 – Two days of learning both Dog and Handler corrections.
  • Level 2 – First day review of Level 1, second day new Level 2 work.
  • Level 3 – First day review of Level 2, second day new Level 3 work.
  • Level 4 – First day review of Level 3, second day new Level 4 work.
  • Level 5 – First day review of Level 4, second day new Level 5 work.
  • Level 5 Assessment -At Level 5 Review, a written & practical assessment will be offered and a Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded when a pass is achieved. This qualifies the participant as an EMMETT Technique Dog Practitioner. Assessment is optional. A Certificate of Attendance is provided where the participant is not assessed.

Further info

Levels are generally offered 6 – 8 weeks apart in any 1 location to allow participants to gain real experience with the technique between levels. Therefore, it is usually possible to complete the full course within 12 months. The course can be completed sooner if a student wishes to do so and is willing to travel.

Advanced EMMETT Training

At this time we do not have advance training for the canine course.


We are very proud of the instructing team. They do a great job in creating an enjoyable learning environment that has students hungering for the next level!  They are passionate about sharing EMMETT, have a very welcoming and friendly approach, explain and demonstrate clearly, and all have prior experience in teaching & instructing.

Tony Sherry

Tony Sherry

Senior Instructor and Director of EMMETT 4 Animals UK & Ireland.  Tutor of EMMETT instructors and tutors.

His previous experience was working as a Nurse and in Adult Intensive Care for over 20 years. He has been teaching the EMMETT Technique since 2014. Based in Kent, he teaches both equine and dog classes all over the UK and Ireland and has taught Internationally.

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Tel: 07748 187 458

Alex Barrie

Trainee Instructor for Dog courses and EMM-Tech Tutor.

His background includes Personal Training. He has been teaching EMMETT since 2018. He is based in the Berkshireshire mainly teaches classes in that area.

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Tel: 07795 650964

Alex Barrie