Training started once my Labrador Cory came into my life in 2011. He had reactivity issues with other dogs and so I started my journey into finding out why and how I could help him. I soon realized it was something I was passionate about and that behaviour fascinated me. Soon after, I started attending seminars, lectures, training classes and studying so I could become a trainer. I then ventured into learning more about behavioural issues and how to solve them and realised that the more holistic care and choices given to our dogs the less stress that they undergo and this I am passionate about. I'm a member of PPG, PDTE assoc. a BAT presenter & Dog Bite Safety Educator, Speak Dog Certified and hold Rescue Dog Certification with Canine Principles. I'm also a member of the Dog Welfare Alliance and currently studying for Professional Behaviour Certification.
After a successful 20 year career running a multi award winning Pet Shop in the UK, I decided to swap the shop floor for sun and sea and pet sitting!
I hold a Higher National Diploma in Animal Welfare from Guildford College, and I'm also a Certified Behaviour Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI), This means that you can trust me to be kind and caring with your pets while you are away on holiday.
I have just retired after spending the last 9 years in the Police Force. The last two, I served in the police Dog Section where I was the Kennel Assistant . I am Certified in Canine First Aid and have recently completed a Diploma as a Professional Kennel Operator, and now studying for a Diploma in Canine Communication.
I am a member of International Society of Animal Professionals and of recently been appointed their Ambassador for Gibraltar