Dogs! They have been in my life for as long as I can remember. I can’t imagine life without them. Maybe this is instinctive as our species have evolved together for over 30,000 years.
Or maybe it’s because each and every one of them brings something extra to our lives. Living together can come with challenges too as we strive to incorporate them into our home and often busy schedule.
In my lifetime there have always been our own family dogs and other peoples dogs; as such there has always been a natural affinity with, and curiosity about them. The learning-curve never ends….
Having pursued an exciting and successful career with horses, including achieving a 1st class Honours Degree in Equine Science, dogs were always in the picture both at work and at home.
After concluding my equine career in 2012 it was a natural progression and a no-brainer to start a dog-walking business which quickly became busy, taught me loads, and most importantly was a lot of fun!
When we moved to Stroud in late 2014 I missed my canine colleagues immensely, and so I knew that a career with dogs was the way forward.
I completed a Dog Training Diploma with a distinction, then went on to gain a distinction with one of the leading educational organisations in the dog training world. As a member of the IMDT I have undergone a rigorous training and assessment process. I continue to expand my knowledge and adhere to a strict code of ethics, meaning that I provide the very best service for you and your dog. Using my science, training and animal skills, I constantly endeavour to use up-to-date knowledge combined with reward-based training methods to improve the lives and relationships that people have with their dogs.
Dogs want nothing more than to fit in and please us but sometimes they need a little extra help understanding what we expect of them, and sometimes we need a little extra help knowing how to show them what we want.
It’s no fun having a dog that pulls on the lead or doesn’t come back when you call. Over-excitement and jumping-up can be not just irritating but dangerous too. It can be stressful if your dog barks excessively, chews or causes damage to your home. Rather than letting these, or any other training issues begin or continue, why not contact me to see how I can help?
After all, dogs are mans best friend and we spend many years together, so why not make the most of these years?
Enabling you to relax and have fun with your dog is my goal.
I can show you how to make some small changes that can make a big difference to your life together. A little bit of training can go a very long way, your dog will enjoy it and you never know, you might too!