Bsc (hons) Owner/trainer/behaviourist 17 years
I have been working with animals for over 10 years and have always had a keen interest in helping people sort out their problem dogs.
I started working with animals at the age of 16 when I worked at a kennels during holidays from college and university. Here I learnt a lot about different breeds, their temperament and how to handle certain types of dogs, including nervous, aggressive and hyperactive.
After leaving school I went to Reaseheath college in Nantwich, Cheshire. It was here I recognised my interest in canine behaviour and after receiving a National Diploma in Animal Care I went on to further study.
In 2003 I went to Bishop Burton College in East Yorkshire and gained a Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and Management. I then furthered this training and gained an Honours Degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training.
Dog Training is an ever evolving area and because of this I am always studying and participating in seminars and courses, the following are some of the courses I have attended since leaving university and the dates I attended them:
After all this studying I am keen to share my knowledge and experience with pet owners and help them with their problem pets. Currently I run puppy classes, advanced training classes, fun agility classes and puppy parties for local vets as well as one to one home training and behaviour consultations.
Obedience and agility trainer
Growing up I had the pleasure of sharing my life with various rescue dogs, each bringing with them their own personalities and 'problems'. Helping the dogs overcome these problems and have a good quality of life led me to wanting to find out more and help others. So in 2012 I completed a Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Obedience Training and have been working with dogs ever since.
Over the past 4 years I have focused my career on dogs and learnt a lot about Canine Communication, different ways to Handle dogs and how to help owners bond with their dogs through training. Below are a few courses I have completed:
After learning so much about how to help dogs and their owners I am enjoying passing on my knowledge and experience, helping people train their dogs using positive training methods.