I've loved animals for as long as I can remember. I have worked in the animal industry for over 14 years with all types of animals from rabbits, rats and hamsters to snakes, spiders and fish. I have spent the last 6 years specialised in aquatics and have a degree in aquatics health and welfare.
I wanted to move away from the pet sales industry as my heart was not in it, I wanted to spend all my time caring for the animals but sadly more time was spent selling them. I knew a change of job was needed and when I purchased my van I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had previously cared for people's aquariums and pets on a casual basis in the past and knew it was something I enjoyed and excelled at. Having had a large range of pets myself I know how worrying it can be when you want to go away and enjoy a holiday but have your furry (or otherwise) family at home, and my marine fish tank was always the biggest worry being so specialist in it's care needs.
Me and my Lupine Toki.
When the opportunity came up to become involved in dog training, I was very excited to expand my knowledge. I have trained with Gwen Bailey and have become a Puppy School trainer. I run classes in Birchwood and assisting at classes in Stockton Heath. I also offer 1 to 1 training for older dogs and dogs with issues.
- I have a wonderfully kitted out van for transporting pets and and equipment I need during visits.
- I have experience with large dogs and dogs with behaviour issues and am happy to help you work with them on any training they are doing during walks.
- My high level of expertise in aquatic care means those water changes and important tests don't have to be neglected while you enjoy your holidays.
- Given my wide experience with the care of most domestic animals if you have a few different pets in the home that need caring for I can provide for them all.
- I also have experience in reptile care (I own a 15 year old Rainbow boa) so they can be cared for at home instead of travelling to unfamiliar places which can stress them and put them off their food.