This is our most recent rescue dog, Bracken. We brought him home in December 2014 when he was thought to be about 18 months old. Sadly he was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in early 2023.
I adopted Wrink in 2007 when she was 3 and a half. She did not cope in the kennels at Wood Green Animal Shelters so I fostered her and couldn't give her back! Ollie was an ex racer who my husband adopted when he was 4. The two dogs met before my husband and I did because, coincidentally, they went to the same dog sitter!
My professional experience of working with dogs over 15+ years includes: working in dog rescue, handling and caring for all types of dogs and assessing them for re-homing, learning about dog body language, calming signals, and behaviour; I also worked as a dog walker/pet sitter for PetPals in London. My previous dogs were a rescue rottweiler and an ex-racing greyhound. Then another rescue dog Bracken. Being a dog owner myself I know how important it is to find the right care for your pet and I aim to take care of my customers dogs as I would my own.
I'm not a professional trainer, but my training ethos is of modern, positive reinforcement training (reward based training - no physical force or dominance theory techniques).
The area I cover is the city of Cambridge, UK.
I am DBS checked and fully insured.