Urban dog lover, trainer and behaviourist of The Darling Dog Company
I am one of the leading urban dog trainers and behaviourists living and working in London and founder of The Darling Dog Company. I live in Hackney with my husband, baby son and deaf bulldog. In the last few years, I have become the go to dog trainer and behaviourist for dogs owners in the capital – whether it’s working as a senior Trainer with the Dogs Trust, promoting responsible dog ownership in London's inner city estates to helping Lara Stone prepare her Border Terrier Bert for the arrival of her baby and finding Nick Grimshaw a suitable rescue Jack Russel pup.
My own love of dogs started when I was three years old and Rory the Golden Retriever came into my life. It was love at first sight and our four legged friends have been a formative part of my life ever since. It wasn’t long before my career as a play researcher for the retail toy industry lead back to my true passion and vocation – making dogs the centre of everything I do. I began training with the renowned dog trainer John Rogerson – a pioneer in positive reward training methods. I am a member of the KCAI scheme for trainers and behaviourists in the UK.
Today, my mission is to offer my clients an unrivalled service, promoting fun and constructive training methods to ensure the best possible dog-owner relationship – specialising in urban environments. I have spent my career in London and understand from living here with my own dogs and a host of foster dogs, that our city companions and their owners face an entirely different set of challenges to those elsewhere.
In addition to my private one on one training, classes and workshops, I also offer consultancy to companies who would like to understand dogs and their owners need better. I have worked with the likes of Lilys' Kitchen diner, Holly&Lil, East End Best Friend and You Me Bum Bum Train!
I work across London and would love to hear from you.