I have been working with animals all my life and started in a dog rescue centre in my late teens. I began taking an interest in dog training and behaviour in the early 1990s while taking my own dog to training classes. I was already successfully competing in obedience shows and enjoying agility classes with my own two dogs.
During the mid 1990s I began training as an instructor and honed my knowledge and skills from my friend and highly regarded behavioural trainer, Robert Alleyne. Robert also appeared on `Dog Borstal 'BBC3. I started to manage one of Roberts classes in 2003 and within two years had opened up another two classes of my own.
During the last decade I have gained a diploma in Canine behaviour and Psychology, attended many courses and seminars as part of my professional development.
I have also worked for the Fox project rescuing injured and sick foxes and successfully acquired an abundance of knowledge and experience through the wildlife rescue that I have been involved with. My other voluntary experience includes providing formal dog training in rescue centres so that the dogs are able to be re-homed.
I have worked with a wide variety of dogs and their owners in the last decade, I am a student member of the UK Registry of Canine Behaviour (UKRCB) and I am a member of the Institute for Animal Care Education (M.I.A.C.E).
I believe that we never stop learning from animals and have always gained a great deal of satisfaction from the work I do, seeing happy and content owners and dogs by helping owners achieve the results that they strive for with their dogs.