I am completely committed to providing the best care for my dogs and over the years have done a lot of research into diet and nutrition. I have been providing them with natural feeding for 5 years now; this diet represents what they would eat if they were wild and what most domestic canines were eating before the introduction of commercial pet foods in the 1930’s. Since changing their diet, I have seen huge benefits in their health, appearance and appetite. For more info.
Through my research into all things natural, I came across Jan Fennell, The Dog Listener. This prompted me to go buy and read her books about an alternative approach to dog training, which is entirely natural. I was astounded. What I was reading made so much sense to me and inspired me to find out more and book my first course. I have now completed all courses and am a Holder of Certificate of Advanced Canine Communication by Jan Fennell The Dog Listener. I am also certified with Turid Rugaas in Handling Skills, Calming Signals – On talking terms with dogs. This has been a life changing experience for me as we delved deeper and learned to understand canine instincts, how they communicate with each other and understanding their mind set; what’s important to them and their survival. This journey as a Dog Listener gave me the opportunity to go to Yellowstone Park in America to study wolves in their natural environment; this was an experience of a lifetime. To read more about my trip.
Since qualifying in 2006 I have helped hundreds of owners and dogs, I have also fostered several dogs with severe problems including Mollie a Romanian Zoo Dog, for more info. I have also volunteered my services for DAWG (Dorset Animal Workers Group) Dog Rescue, and have worked with owners to assist and help rehabilitate their dogs. I have also recently joined The Labrador Rescue Trust as a volunteer and qualified to do micro-chipping, this service I am delighted to offer to all to raise money and awareness for The Labrador Rescue Trust.
I am committed to trying to make a difference, and assist people in gaining knowledge to enable them to: give their dogs a stress free quality of life and giving them a better understanding of man’s best friend, to stop symptomatic behaviour by treating the root cause. I also believe we never stop learning and I make it my business to continue to work on my own personal development by attending workshops/seminars, reading books and new material. I am also now a Student Member of the Institute for Animal Care and studying some more academic courses.