HELEN HARPER

OWNER

 

Helen has worked as an independent trainer and behaviourist for 20 years helping many people develop their relationships and bonds, which has led her to become the youngest person ever to achieve the prestigious double Kennel Club Accredited Instructor for companion dogs and assistance dogs and has also been appointed as the youngest ever board member for the scheme.

 

 

Helen has studied a rehabilitation and therapy degree and is currently studying to become a hydrotherapist. Helen believes that physical rehabilitation is an important process in having a healthy dog. Helen spent 6 years as an instructor at dogs for good, helping people with disabilities working closely with a dog provided by the charity to help them gain more independence. She now provides dogs for private clients to help do the same job.

 

 

Helen's aims are to help animals achieve both physical and emotional balance whilst ensuring that their welfare is of top priority. With a little more help more animals and their families can live in harmony, sometimes this may involve rehabilitation and behaviour modification, but essentially time and patience is key.

 

 

Helen also believes that keeping up her own skills is really important in being a good instructor. She owns 4 pet dogs, 2 horses and 2 goats. Helen competes regularly in various disciplines. Her eldest dog Shadow is a Kennel Club Good Citizen Gold level and also is her demo dog for assistance dog work. Leo is a Grade 2 in agility and has weekly lessons to keep up his training. Sky is a working gundog and at present is a beating dog on shoots, she has just started competing in Scurry's, she is also a Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver Level. Lastly there is Riley, he is a rescue with very little confidence, he has dabbled in agility but his main interests are going on walks and enjoying the company of other dogs.

 

Helen Harper.

 

KCAI CD, AD, CAP 2, IABTC C&T 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUZI RIGG

DOG CARE TECHNICIAN

 

 

 

 

I have owned dogs for many years and have bred a few litters of miniature schnauzers. First and foremost my dogs are pets but I also enjoy doing agility and have competed. I have worked with a large array of animals for approx 20 years and have a keen interest in farming and a passion for horses. I am also randomly a qualified AI person for cattle!

 

I am just starting my KCAI training and doing a small amount of teaching which I am really enjoying. I am hoping to soon start some training in holistic therapies and canine massage as I have seen the fantastic results these can bring to my own boy Murphy. I have attended two TTouch workshops and again this is something I wish to learn more about. I enjoy attending workshops and learning different techniques and am trying to attend as many as possible to widen my knowledge base. I have also attended a canine first aid workshop.

 

Suzi has also gained the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze level with Ruby and Silver Level with Ziggy.

 

 

 

 

 

LORRAINE WALTON

DOG CARE TECHNICIAN

 

 

 

 

Hi I'm Lorraine. I am pleased to be one of the day care team & love looking after all the doggy visitors. I have shared most of my life with dogs, from a family dog as a child at home to my own four legged family for all of my adult life. For over 10 years I worked in dog rescue which I loved. This was an emotional, challenging  but very rewarding job & to be able to help a dog which has had a tough time move onto a new & happy life is just the best thing ever!

 

I have a city & guilds level 2 diploma in work based animal care & have attended Emergency Canine First Aid courses. I am so lucky that I get to share my days with so many dogs, at home & at Simply K9 Day care - dogs really do enrich your life.

 

 

 

 

 

PAUL MARSHALL

DOG CARE TECHNICIAN

 

 

 

 

My name is Paul and naturally I’m a massive animal lover especially reptiles and collies. My interests are palaeontology, music, skydiving and Lord of the Rings (geek) I keep a number of exotic pets from tarantulas to iguanas and my end goal is to work in a zoo.

 

I have completed my canine first aid and hope to gain more experience from the workshops Helen puts on.

 

 

 

 

 

DANA DUFFY

DOG CARE TECHNICIAN

 

 

 

 

I love animals and most especially, I love dogs, whether they are little, medium or large.

 

As soon as I turned 16 years old (a few years ago) I volunteered at the South Cave Animal Welfare Centre looking after Guinea Pigs and Rabbits (which I still do).

 

When Helen presented me with the opportunity to work at Simply K9 Ltd  a couple of years ago, I jumped at the chance to work with Helen and her team. I have since been on the ‘Tellington T-Touch’ course and also gained some valuable experience in ‘Hydrotherapy’ for dogs. In the future I hope to enhance my skills and experience with further training and personal development.

 

I have also started enjoying going to clicker training, My pet dog Meg really enjoys this method of training and it challenges me to think outside the box!

 

 

 

 

 

JESS WAGNER

DOG CARE TECHNICIAN

 

 

 

 

I started with the company in December 2016 as an apprentice, whilst studying a level 2 in animal care, which I passed with flying colours. I love all dogs and have 4 at home to take care of.

 

I enjoy all aspects of dog care but I’m mainly interested in complementary therapies, which I have to look into for my own dog and her care needs.

 

I have also started enjoying going to clicker training, My pet dog Narla really enjoys this method of training and it challenges me to think outside the box!

 

 

 

CONTACT DETAILS

 

HELEN HARPER

E: helen@simply-k9.co.uk

M: 07715 277 161

M: 07507 782 730

T: 01482 661 616

 

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7:30am - 6pm MON - FRI

10am - 5pm SAT

 

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