The business covering Leyland, Chorley and Buckshaw Village was originally launched in 2012 under the name LV Dog Behaviour and Training.
This is where I helped owners with their dog’s training and behaviour issues, ran training classes, and in addition, continued with my other line of work as a family support worker.
2017 is the year I decided to relaunch the business as At Your Dog’s Pace. As a result, dog walking and pop-in services became available along with continuing to provide dog training and behaviour support.
Qualifications & Continuing Professional Development
BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour. Graduated from Liverpool John Moores in 2011
National Diploma in Animal Management. Completed from Myerscough College in 2005
NPTC Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines Level 2. Completed from Myerscough College in 2005
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care. Completed from Lancashire Adult Learning College in 2012
Continuing Professional Development:
K9 Trauma Course. Completed from Medivet K9 Services in 2010
British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT) Instructor course achieving 2nd Grade in 2012
Became a provisional member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) in 2012.
In 2015 I completed and passed the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) Practical Training Assessment, which assessed my training skills at Animal Training Instructor Level.
Canine First Aid Course – completed in 2017 from The Howl Emporium
In 2019 I completed and passed the level 1 Clicker and Target Training through the International Dog Behaviour and Training Centre (IABTC)
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Advanced Dog Training Instructors Course, I passed and completed in 2019
In 2021 I have successfully completed a 6 month Instructor Training Programme achieving Distinction with WaggaWuffins Canine College run by Jane Ardern.
In 2023 I became a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist.
I’ve also attended various seminars, conferences, workshops, behaviour case study days and webinars over the years held by various influential trainers and behaviourists including Sarah Heath, Dr Amber Batson, Jane Ardern, Grisha Stewart, David Ryan, plus many others.
My passion for learning and developing my skills continues!
Practical Experience Working with People and Animals
My career path has involved not just working with dogs and other types of animals, but with people too. From being a Community Support Worker for people with disabilities (Lancashire County Council) to being a Family Support Worker. The skills developed in these job roles have helped me coach and support clients that I see about their dog’s training and behaviour needs.
I have over 18 years of animal related work experience, my first job was working in a boarding kennels at the weekends, I did this for a couple of years whilst still at high school. I then got a job at a local pet shop which was also part of my work placement for college.
When I finished college, I began working full time at a local equestrian centre before continuing with higher education.
During my time at university, I volunteered for the for RSPCA doing visit pre-adoption checks and I did community support work for Lancashire County Council which then developed into a part time job role.
After graduation, I continued as a support worker and began to work at a dog behaviour and training centre part time where I specialised in the behavioural consultations along with practical rehabilitation work.
In 2012 I progressed to developing my own dog training and behaviour business in addition to working as family support worker in an early intervention team.
2017 is where I relaunched the business and I began to work for myself full time.
A copy of my business insurance certificate, DBS and qualifications are available to view on request. Thus, to provide peace of mind and reassurance.