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.