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.
With any service that requires you to put trust in a professional, it is important to do your research and ensure that an individual has the appropriate skills, knowledge, qualifications, and experience related to their profession.
Anyone can class themselves as a professional dog walker, trainer or behaviourist, even without having any practical work experience or qualifications. Therefore, choosing someone who does and can provide evidence of doing so is extremely important.