MEET RACHAEL

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Hello there!,

It is important that you know who will be working alongside you, and that you can feel confident in their abilities, so I'll give you the lowdown on why I'm the right person to help your dog.

I am a qualified and accredited Behaviourist and was a senior handler at the UK's largest dog charity, Dogs Trust.

During this time I was incredibly lucky to work alongside top Behaviourists and hundreds of dogs, including those with some of the most severe fearful behavioural issues.

These range from rescued laboratory Beagles who had never seen the outside world, to suspected fighting bait dogs, understandably struggling with extreme fear and aggression. This afforded me invaluable experience in how to build a dog's self-esteem and trust, so that they can cope better with triggers in the outside world.  

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I have always been a strong advocate of dog rescue and have fostered several complex case issue dogs in order to assist with their rehabilitation and rehomability. I have my own rescue Podenco, Pablo, a Spanish hunting sighthound.

Pablo himself came with issues around guarding resources such as food and toys, and being left alone, so I can empathise with, and understand the anxiety that comes with owning a dog with challenging behavioural problems. 

Qualifications

  • Institute of Modern Dog Trainers - L5 Behaviourist

  • BSc (Hons) - Animal Behaviour & Welfare

  • FdSc - Animal Behaviour

  • Julie Naismith Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer Trainee

  • Scentwork UK Instructor

I look forward to meeting you and your dog and us starting the journey to a happier home life for all of you, together.

Rachael

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