Faye Barker

MRes, BSc

Having grown up around dogs, I've always been fascinated with the way dogs behave. My particular area of interest is the psychology of their emotions and the way they choose to behave.

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Over the last 10+ years I have gained a wide variety of dog experience. 

I graduated from a Masters of Research in Anthrozoology (the human-animal relationship) in 2018. This investigated the impact we have on our pets lives and the benefits they provide to us.

Prior to this, I graduated my degree from Hartpury University, in 2017 with a 2:1 Bachelor of Science (hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. The topics studied included animal welfare, training and psychology. The three years allowed me to gain a full understanding of our pets physical and psychological needs.

During my time at university I also volunteered at a dog and cat hydrotherapy and physiotherapy centre, whilst also spending three days a week assisting at dog training classes in Gloucester. Furthermore, I was a leading member of 'High Flyers' dog agility club.

Since January 2018 I have also been a volunteer for the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind. On a weekly basis I was helping with the training of dogs in the early stages. Here I have been assisting two great positive trainers who have been dog training for over 35 years between them. 

Previously, I have also worked for a few years in a busy grooming salon. At the same time, I worked in a pet shop where I was able to learn about the equipment and complete relevant training e.g. nutrition.

My other experience include dog walking, kennels, breeding, agility, rally, obedience and more!

Finally, I am also Pet First Aid qualified and qualified in Companion Animal Nutrition.