About Me

Facebook profileI have worked professionally with companion animals my entire working life and learned so much along the way thanks to Brutus, my very first dog.  Brutus introduced me to the highs and lows of being a puppy parent. Looking back, I should have done better by him. However, this was 1974; I was young, I had no idea what I was doing and as a result made every mistake in the book.  I told people he was a free spirit, but truth be told he was a naughty but nice dog and remained that way to the day he died at 14 years of age.

My Aim

To promote and enhance human-companion animal relationships built on mutual trust and understanding using methods that are effective and humane.  If your animal is misbehaving or their behaviour doesn’t make sense to you, pick up the phone and call for help.

Areas of Specialism

I have a particular interest in the prevention and treatment of separation anxiety and sound phobias in dogs.  My previous pet dog, Tarn, suffered both these conditions so, believe me, I understand what it feels like to be a hostage in your own home and how distressing it is to see your pet so scared and panicked. I also have a particular interest in the development and function of relationships across species in multi-pet households.

Qualifications & Associations

Practical Work