Hi, my name's Carrie.
I've been around animals my whole life, from dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, rodents, parrots and even a goldfish for good measure. Childhood dogs include Shepherds, border collies and toy poddles. I originally started my teaching and coaching career as a riding instructor and training young horses. Then I went on to work in a cattery where I achieved my NVQ in animal care.
I first got into formal dog training when I acquired Tizer, a terrier mix rescue dog with a few problems. My passion for dog training grew from there and I started attending both general training and fun agility classes with both Tizer and my eldest chihuahua Chica.
The pack grew when we added Munchkin, a lab X staffie whom my other half rescued, and then Minx who is Chica's daughter.
I am currently training and competing with Minx in Hoopers which is a fun dog sport.
I am an accredited canine hoopers uk instroctor, real dog yoga instructor, full member of the IMDT and trained in canine first aid.
As a member of IMDT I have attended the following courses and seminars led by Steve Mann:
IMDT promote ethical and science based teaching methods, of which have been tried out on my own dogs and some other rescue dogs i volunteered to help. I am also a qualified canine first aider and have a lot of dog walking experience.
Dogs Furever aims to help you achieve the best relationship with your dog, learning control whilst having fun using positive reinforcement in a safe environment.