My love of animals comes from a very early memory of a kitten in a box sitting in our living room. Since that day many animals have passed through our home both as beloved pets and those simply in need of help including reptiles, birds and rodents. Many animals later I studied Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the highest level. I continue to update my skills to provide the latest ethical and science-based techniques to enhance the relationship between owner and pet.
It’s been a privilege and a pleasure training first-hand with some of the world’s leading dog behaviourists. As a provisional member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors my clients can rest assured that I only use the kindest and most effective training methods. Plus attending many many lectures and seminars delivered by the very best in the business I delight in passing on knowledge I have gained to others.
Imagine relieving an elderly person’s fear or stress regarding the care of a beloved pet. For whatever reason, they may be unable to meet the needs of their best friend. The Cinnamon Trust is a charity close to my heart that supports the elderly in the day to day care of their animals. I would encourage anyone with a few spare minutes each week that perhaps want to be more involved with animals but may not have the time or resources to be a full-time pet owner themselves to apply and help their local community. I am a trustee of the Newcastle & North Northumberland branch of the RSPCA where I co-ordinate the wonderful volunteers and provide free behavioural support for all the new adopters.
I am a registered signatory to the CAWC Code of Practice, fully insured and CRB checked.
My practice support both the APBC and Kennel Club professional codes of practice.
P.s. We recently said goodbye to our wonderful foster dog Ralphy. See his story here