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About Me.

My Story

My passion for animals and animal behaviour is never in doubt for anyone I speak to.  After appearing on the “Girls About Town” radio show in February 2020 I was told, “I could listen to you talk about animal behaviour all day, it was fascinating”.  That’s my passion – translating from dog to human or from human to dog. 

Walking your dog really is the best job in the world for me and I spend more time laughing now than I ever did as a civil servant or corporate consultant!  Plus no one else gets a greeting like I do when they see their client!

I lost Bailey to lymphatic cancer in 2008 after a wonderful 12 years together and I haven’t been ready to own another dog since.  The business is his legacy, and the logo is a caricature of him.  He lives on through the business, me and what I bring to your dog’s walks and of course, that means there’s more love for your dogs. You can see an “Introduction to Bailey” HERE.

My first family dog was “Flea Bag” as she was commonly called, a rescue, hand-sized puppy some children rescued from a busy roundabout in Barnsley when Mum was pregnant with me. 

Flea Bag was also known as “Peepee” because it took so long to house train her! There have been many dogs since her, mostly German Shepherds and a Doberman some of them are pictured HERE.  So many fond memories of all of them.  Mum now has 9 Patterdales and Patterjacks who are a crazy part of our life. HERE are pics of me with some of them as pups just because everyone loves puppy cuddles right?!

I own two horses – both 25 years old – Moo and Echo and I’m currently naming, taming and training a farmer friend’s flock of 30+ ewes and their lambs, one being Minty who is now famous across my social media accounts.

Moo inspired my study of animal behavior as trainers suggested harsh methods, but I chose to understand and help her. She was ridden bitless until she retired two years ago. Echo also transitioned to bitless riding within months of arrival aged 19. I use force-free methods for training and building relationships with my horses and sheep, as well as when walking your dogs.

My Expertise

With over 550 hours of behavior, learning theory, psychology training, as well as reactive dog training, and a commitment to continuous learning and enhancing my behavioral expertise, your dog is in experienced hands. Described as having an intuitive understanding of your dog’s needs by many clients, I prioritise their mental and physical comfort through careful observation. This ensures your dog receives the best possible walk for their mind and body. Find out more about my walks here.