A brief introduction.
I qualified in 2011 with a degree in BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Management, with a special interested in companion animal behaviour, welfare and nutrition. Since this time I have been offering pet care alongside dog training and training classes. I have also gained an Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour (Canine) with Distinction.
In 2017 I joined Puppy School and began teaching the syllabus in puppy classes. I have also taken my assessment to become a Register Animal Training instructor on the ABTC register. As well as this I became a Provisional member of the APBC meaning I have the required academic qualifications and will go through the process to become a full member.
More recently I have become a Dog Parkour UK instructor and level 1 evaluator and a scent work instructor with WSDA.
The dog training and behaviour industry is ever changing and evolving. due to this is regularly attend conferences, seminars and workshops to keep my knowledge up-to-date as well as attending regular canine first aid courses to ensure my skills meet the standards. This means i can gain CPD and learn and develop new skills.
As well as this I have contributed to Total Boarding magazine where I wrote articles on various dog related matters. This has been a fantastic opportunity and it is great to be able to share knowledge and experiences with others.
Although I have studied to degree level I am always keen to learn new things as it is always possible to learn new information and techniques from both professionals and enthusiasts!
There is always something more to be learnt!