Dog walking and home visit/enrichment service.
I am a fully insured, DBS checked and Dog First Aid certified dog walker who has a special interest in animal behaviour and training.
I have two of my own puppas; Rita our now blind 14-year-old Staffy X Collie (apparently!?) girly and Milo my Jack Russell X Whippet boy. Both were ‘rescues’ with very different backgrounds who came to us with various issues and who have taught me a LOT about coping with and helping the more fearful, anxious, and reactive dogs.
I’ve been lucky to have always been able to walk and look after my own two pups myself but I have always worried about who I could trust with them if I was ever in the position to have to find someone else to help me out because of their complex needs (I mean who else would want to put up with the pair of them?!). That’s why I wanted to offer this service. To provide people with a reliable and kind dog walker who is understanding and compassionate about behaviour and training.
Each walk or home enrichment session will be bespoke, made to fit you, and your dog's unique needs. Pop me a message or give me a call to discuss what you’re looking for.
One on one (or ‘one family’) dog walking - meaning your dogs anxiety of having to interact with unknown dogs is limited.
Fearful, anxious, and reactive dogs catered for.
‘Boredom breakers’ enrichment service available for those doggos who are elderly or want a day off walking but still want some company, something to do, and someone to play with.
Dogs are walked from their own home in their local area meaning no anxiety of traveling in a van to unknown places.
We train as we go. Positively reinforcing behaviour you want more of such as walking nicely on the lead and working to improve attentiveness and recall.
I have a kind and compassionate approach to our interactions.
Qualifications and memberships:
Pet Professional Guild Multi-Species Training professional 2020.
Karolina Westlund animal training course graduate.
I am a Natural Animal Centre Equine (horse) behaviour consultant (stage 1 certified) which holds a lot of similarities when it comes to topics such as learning theory, neuroscience, and the physiology of behaviour, etc. I am in the process of studying the stage 2 NAC equine behaviour course before investing in their canine behaviour qualification. Studying this is what inspired me to learn more about my dog's behaviour and led me to set up this service.
Dog First Aider
I am committed to continuing professional development and learning as much as I can to provide a high-quality service for you and your dog.
I am in the process of updating this website to include more information on my canine services... Please bear with me.
In the meantime if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.