My love of dogs started when I was four years old, when Tico, our gold and white cocker spaniel, came into my life. I remember watching him for hours and marvelling at his ability to communicate with his human family and dog friends using his extensive body language. I have had many dogs since him and have loved them all.
I now have two dogs of my own – a gorgeous black Labrador and a rescue from Romania. This little rescue dog has been with me for three years now and is a constant joy, challenge and source of learning. But most importantly we have so much fun!
Following a career in marketing and raising our children, (although I’m not sure that ever really ends!), I began my formal training with Sarah Whitehead’s Alpha Education and Clever Dog Company. She is a pioneer in the world of training – using only positive methods. I continue to grow and learn through her leadership, focus days and theory and am very proud to hold a Clever Dog Company Method Training License.
I use clean clicker training, where appropriate, and have been trained under the very watchful eye of Stella Bagshaw. Now, I have the opportunity to dedicate myself full-time to my passion, which is to help build the relationship we have with our dogs, in order to achieve a better understanding of their needs and behaviours, and the role of reinforcement.
I am also a member of the Professional Pet Guild, British Isles and Sarah Whitehead‘s Inner Circle – The UK‘s only online mentoring and CPD platform bringing together and supporting trainers, behaviourists and canine professionals. I only use force-free, kind and effective training methods, which will fit in with your life-style.