After many years in the corporate world I was lucky enough to be able to change my life and follow a path that I feel passionately about – dogs! Having owned many problem free dogs in the past I changed the way that I think about dogs after getting my first ever rescue, Dennis, a large Parsons Jack Russell. I struggled to find a successful approach that seemed appropriate for both him and me. Gradually through much research and increasing involvement in the dog world I discovered more up-to-date and forward thinking methodologies. Dennis improved immensely as a direct result of my studies. I learned about how dogs communicate, what their instinctive normal behaviours are, how different the drives and instincts are of different breeds, how to look at the whole picture and not just symptoms and how with a calm, holistic, informed, kind and relaxed approach life can improve immensely for all concerned.
I now work professionally as a dog trainer and behaviourist and Bowen Technique therapist for both people and dogs. In addition I speak at seminars and conduct workshops in the UK and abroad on a variety of canine subjects for both professionals and members of the public. I am a full member and current Chairwoman of Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE.org), full member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT.co.uk) and member of the Association of INTOdogs. My first book ‘How To Handle Living With Your Dog’ was published in 2008 by ShortStack Publishing.
Dennis is one of my greatest teachers and he shares this responsibility with my two lurchers, Maisie and Pete. My approach is always holistic and dog centred and my aim is to improve the lives of dogs and their owners by education and treating all dogs and owners as individuals.
Member Of PDTE(F036), APDT(804), BTER, EGCBT, Association of INTOdogs