Avon Dog Services is owned and operated by myself, and dedicated members of staff that have been carefully chosen by me over the years.
I've been fascinated by dogs and dog training since I was young. My job is not something I fell into, or started because I fancied a change. I've been doing what I love since I left school and I'm incredibly passionate about my chosen career
After buying our first family dog at the age of 14, we enrolled for puppy socialisation class. It was here that I was instantly hooked. After reading all the literature available at the time I wanted to further my knowledge in the dog training field.
In 2000 I attended Houghall College (Durham) where I obtained a National Diploma in Animal Management & Behaviour. Wanting to develop my skills further, I enrolled at Bishop Burton College in association with Hull University. I graduated in 2004 with a Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and then furthered my qualifications to obtain a full BSc Degree in Applied Animal Behaviour & Training
Throughout this time I’ve worked closely with dogs in various areas including boarding kennels, rescue kennels and veterinary practices.
In 2008 I became a member of the Bath Dog Training Club. Working with the club enables me to offer and develop my skills with other trainers to maintain a constant high standard of training and keep up-to-date with new methods and techniques
I've been a dog trainer for a number of years now, covering Bath, Bristol, Chippenham, Swindon and surrounding South-West. Over the years I've worked with a huge range of behaviours. From overly aggressive dogs, to the extremely submissive dogs, and everything inbetween.