Throughout my childhood we owned a Doberman, German shepherd, Border collie and a Cross of all kinds, this ultimately led me to a career working with dogs and cats.
One of my first positions was volunteering for a local rescue centre, walking dogs and assisting with basic training. After a year of volunteering I took a full time position at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home as an Animal Welfare Assistant. During my time at Battersea I gained hands-on experience in many areas including feeding, cleaning, providing basic training and enriching the lives of the animals in my care.
Working as an Animal Welfare Assistant made me realise how much I loved training dogs. In 2006 I followed my passion and joined the Behaviour team at Battersea, focusing on temperament assessing, problem behaviour consultations and behaviour modification.
I have worked with animals for over a decade now and in that time I have worked with a wide range of dogs and cats varying in age, breed and temperament. I am an Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) Registered Animal Training Instructor and have been a fully qualified Puppy School tutor since 2010 (www.puppyschool.co.uk).