I have always possessed an honest love and appreciation for the natural world and all living creatures. Since I can remember, I have felt a close affinity with animals and in particular, horses and dogs, both of which I have owned and cared for from a young age.
These magnificent animals gave me a gift early in life; the passion to leave behind a corporate existence to pursue a career dedicated to the wellbeing of animals. I owe the extraordinary privilege of making a difference and doing something I love, to these sensitive and
As humans, we are busier than ever before, but as animal lovers taking on the responsibility of pet ownership, we owe it to our pets to elicit help from modern day pet care professionals when we cannot be there for them, or when we need help with their behaviour. I believe that our beloved pets are at times unintentionally neglected, and misunderstood, and that fulfilling their basic needs, as nature intended for them, is essential in order for them to feel emotionally balanced.
The Pet Professional therefore exists to care for and improve the lives of pets as well as educate pet owners. Not only do my clients, seeking canine behaviour and training advice, benefit from my knowledge, experience and training in this field, but so do each of the clients I provide Dog Walking & Boarding services for. Each service I offer complements each other perfectly, to feed the mind, body and soul of each of the animals I care for, and my clients are equally fortunate to benefit from this unique ‘one stop shop’ for their pets.
I have been extremely fortunate to have owned and run The Pet Professional for over a decade. My wonderful clients have provided me with years of invaluable experience, furthering my understanding of what our pets really require in order to feel fulfilled and balanced. This is my one true objective as I believe they deserve
I have studied Canine Behaviour through the Natural Animal Centre; whose strong ethical views and practical application of animal behavioural science & positive reinforcement, made them the perfect choice for my canine behavioural studies.
I have also been assessed and approved as a Puppy and Obedience Instructor by the ADTB (Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour) and hold an Emergency First Response certificate in Canine First Aid.
I have studied various aspects of animal care for numerous species of pets, including Pet Sitting and Dog Walking through the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training (Canine and Feline Behaviour Association) and I have completed training in Canine Grooming, TTouch/Pet Massage Therapy and Canine Nutrition.
I have also attained work experience at numerous veterinary surgeries, rescue shelters and pet health & therapy centres, and have a network of highly respected professionals, including vets, with whom I liaise on a regular basis.
Finally, I am fully insured and police checked, and my education is ongoing as I continue to attend courses, seminars and workshops to stay abreast of modern day research and techniques.