I have always had a strong interest in people, behaviour and learning and after college I successfully graduated with a BSc Hons in Psychology. I then spent a number of years working in learning and development roles in various professional and educational institutions in London.
With an understanding of learning theory and passion for making learning fun and rewarding, I started to consider how to combine this skill set with my passion for animals.
I was then lucky enough to work at one of the UK’s largest dog and cat rescue centres, helping to care for, assess and train dogs for rehoming. I also volunteer at the UK’s largest animal welfare charity, walking and training dogs .
Having seen first-hand the many dogs and puppies that end up in rescue, I am really passionate about developing positive connections between puppies and humans to ensure as many as possible stay in their forever home for a life time!
RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
It is really important to keep up to date with the recent developments in dog training and behaviour.
Here are some recent courses and seminars I have attended to continue my learning.
June 2017 – Ongoing: CBC Advanced Canine Behaviour Practitioner Diploma (Level 5 & 6)
October 2017: Practical Dog Training weekend with Lisa Hird from Dog Behaviour Clinic
31 January 2018: Absolute Dogs Naughty but Nice Seminar
17-18 February 2018: Practical Aggressive Dog Training Weekend with Lisa Hird from Dog Behaviour Clinic
Dec 2017 –Feb 2018: ProDog Trainer Online Course Certified
25 Feb 2018: T-Touch Workshop
8-11 May 2018: 4-day IMDT Practical Training Instructor course
2-3 July 2018: Train the Trainer ProDog (2-day event)
11 July 2018: Chirag Patel Nose Work for Dogs Workshop
6- 11 August 2018: Canine Partners work experience week
7 Sept – 8 Nov 2018: Puppy School Tutor Training
11 October 2018: Battersea Unadoptables Course (School of Canine Science)
22 October 2018: Impulse Control Seminar (Chirag Patel)
26-27 November 2018: ProDog Trainer PDT (2 days)
23 -24 February: 2-day IMDTB Separation Anxiety Course
23-24 March: 2-day IMDTB Resource Guarding Course
14 – 16 May: Puppy School Behaviour Course - Teenage Tearaways
9 June: Talking Dogs Scent Work 1
16 July: Sarah Whitehead – Fifty Shades of Play Webinar
24 August: Talking to Dogs Scent Work 2
16 August: Suzanne Clothier - The ELEMENTAL QUESTIONS Webinar
1- 30 Sept: School of Canine College – online course 30 Days of Canine Science
1-3 October: Puppy School Behaviour Course - Shy Guys and Sensitive Souls
5 October: Dog Communication - Amber Cavorting Canines Seminar
30 December: Scent for Six Online Scent course - School of Canine Science