I'm Vicki & my life long love of dogs has led me to this point - owning my own business offering 1-2-1 dog training and a reliable, knowledgable and friendly dog walking service in West Cornwall. After completing a degree in social work I decided I needed some time out which led me to volunteer at the local rescue centre; an amazing experience that has taught me so much about dogs and made me realise that working with dogs is exactly what I want to do!
I own 2 rescue dogs, a 10 year old collie cross, Ness, and a 6 year old border collie, Sam, and although I love them both, they couldn't be more different. Sam has some very challenging behaviours, and although he's come a long way, he is definitely a work in progress and keeps me on my toes! He has also taught me a lot, and I am a better dog owner because of him. I am more patient, I have read numerous books on dogs, learnt how to read the subtleties in his body language, and he's the reason why I now work with dogs full time. In order to learn more and offer the ebst possible service I have chosen to attend formal training courses with The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and put myself through their challenging assessment process so that I can feel confident to offer the services that I do.
Working in the rescue centre and having a reactive dog I am really happy to be able to offer a service to both well rounded confident dogs and to those who may be nervous or reactive. I meet all dogs, and their owners, before taking them out for walks to make sure that both you and your dog are comfortable with me and to give you the chance to tell me all about their likes and dislikes so that they can enjoy their time with me. If you have a dog with some 'quirky' behaviours and have worried that having a dog walker wouldn't work for you, or your dog, please get in touch. I can come and discuss your dogs needs, meet them and allow them as much time as possible to get to know and build a bond. I use only positive methods an can use my experience and training to help your dog build positive associations whilst out on walks. 1-2-1 training in your own home can provide further support to you and your dog with tailor made training plans.