I have been involved in owning and training dogs, cats and other small pets professionally for many years.
At the Camomile Centre in Devon, I trained and supervised dogs used in therapeutic programmes for adults and children with disabilities and mental health issues.
I am a qualified teacher, and taught NVQs in Animal Care at Levels 1 and 2 at the Centre.
I was registered as a Trainer with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and ran my own dog training classes in Devon. I am currently one of the trainers at Banbury and District Dog Training Society.
I am very interested in working with rescue dogs and their new owners, as I have re-homed six dogs over the years. Charlie, our new rescue dog, came to live with us in August 2009.