I have been working with dogs for the last 17 years, starting by helping out at a local training club. Currently I am Animal Welfare Manager at Foal Farm Animal Rescue which is a full time position so all my training is done on my days off which are Fridays and Saturdays.
I have a level 5 university diploma in Canine Behaviour and Management. I gained merit in my Advanced Instructors Practical skills with the PDTI at Harper Adams University. I have under gone the instructors course with Robert Alleyne of The Dog Owners Club
My work life
Being Animal Welfare Manager, I am in charge of 300 animals of all species but including dogs. This means continuously working with all different breeds and different behaviour issues. I have to say I really love my job! Previously I was an assessor for the Kennel Club, assessing breeders and something I strongly believe in is the effect genetics play in a dogs behaviour. I would always recommend the Assured Breeder Scheme when choosing a puppy.
I am currently studying Canine Nutrition, level 3 Diploma
I now only have 1 dog called Alfie! He is a terrier and is now 13 years old. He has taught me a lot about over excitement, focus and the joy in building a strong relationship.