Amy has over 6 years experience in a dog socialisation/daycare centre which catered for a broad range of dogs from puppies, to dogs with behavioural issues (such as aggression to humans and or dogs), separation anxiety, and destructive behaviour. She managed a pack of up to 30 dogs and trained a team of dog handlers. One of her favourite duties was conducting one to one client meetings to discuss ways to move forward and improve communication between dogs and owners.
Having owned and trained 3 rescue dogs, Amy honed her skills, and at age 18 acquired her first dog raised from a puppy – Indy the labrador retriever. She bases her methods on a combination of body language and verbal commands in order to maximise the responses in the dog by acting on their various sensory pathways.
Amy and Indy have now moved on to more advanced agility training such as jumping through hoops and hurdling.
In her spare time, Amy loves to walk in the peak district as it is ideally located next to her home town of Sheffield. Of course Indy joins her, occasionally with other canine friends and they have developed aq fantastic bond which is centred around keeping fit and a love of the outdoors. When the British weather prevents her from being outside, she also enjoys reading, music and films.
Over the years Amy has directed both her career and educational paths towards canine training, and her enthusiasm for it continues to grow.
Level 5 HND in Animal Management
Degree in Animal Behaviour
Canine first-aid certificate