Dogs have always been part of my life for as long as I can remember. From the family dogs we had whilst I was growing up in Sussex, to the dogs that have been with me into adulthood. I know from personal experience how rewarding dog ownership can be. I share my life with a lively, tenacious terrier called Skip and ready 'n raring to go Roxy, a rescue lab mixed breed. I have worked hard to train Skip and Roxy effectively to their strengths.
I have trained and competed in Agility as well as Flyball and have been lucky enough to compete at Crufts in both sports. I also enjoy taking part in other dog sports such as UK and FCI Obedience, Gundogs, Parkour, Canicross, Scentwork and Hoopers.
At Hart's Pro Hounds, you can be assured that I keep my knowledge up to date
with the latest training techniques. I am an accredited trainer with ATBC, IMDT as well as an active member of Pro Dog Trainer, School Canine Science, Kids Around Dogs and Scentwork UK. In addition, I also offer training for Canine Assisted Learning – training handlers to work as Assistance Dogs within schools or workplaces.
My aim as a dog trainer is to encourage the development of a fun, positive and reward-based bond between you and your dog. It is immeasurably enjoyable to be able to support you and your dog through the journey of training your best friend for life.