About Me


Hi, my name is Helen.  I’m passionate about dogs and have been all my life.  I’ve owned dogs for over 30 years and know how dogs can transform your life for the better.  Yet it was a particular Cocker Spaniel called Tilly that brought me to where I am today.  Tilly was an anxious puppy and looking for the very best ways to help her I found a mass of information and received lots of conflicting advice much of which did not sit well with me.  So, I decided I needed to learn for myself how best to help Tilly.


My learning journey started over 10 years ago and continues to this day. From obtaining a City and Guilds in Canine Studies I gained a First Class Honours Degree in Canine Behaviour Management in 2018.  I am now a certified behaviourist and Pro Dog Trainer.  Alongside my academic study I volunteered at my local rescue centre gaining the vital practical experience. I  am constantly improving my knowledge to provide you with the most up to date scientific research and keep my learning up to date by attending seminars, conferences and webinars. I am proud to be a Platinum member of the Pet Professional Network, a Full Member of International Canine Behaviourists and the International Companion Animal Network. For more details of my qualifications and professional memberships see below.  I am also DBS checked and fully insured.

So, if you are reading this and don’t know how to help your dog; I understand how you feel.


I am a qualified coach and will give you the skills and support you need to build your confidence and improve your relationship with your dog; building a happy life for you and your dog.  Whether it’s giving your puppy the best start in life, helping with your training or working with fearful and anxious dogs, I can help you.

I  will not judge you, I will not tell you off. Neither will I ever shout or reprimand your dog.  I will only ever use kind, positive, force free methods.

For non-judgemental, honest advice and support please feel free to get in touch for a free 15 minute chat.

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our life whole
Roger Caras


2002 Diploma in Management Studies

2005 Masters in Business Administration

2006 First Aid for Dogs and Cats

2009 City and Guilds Canine Studies

2011 Institute of Leadership and Management Coaching and Mentoring level 5

2015 FdSc Canine Studies (Distinction)

2018 BSc Canine Behaviour Management (First Class)

2019 Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) Impulse Control workshop

2019 Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation

2019 Pro Dog Trainer

2019 Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) 4 day Practical Instructors Course

2020 Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) Separation Anxiety

Professional Associations

Platinum Member of Pet Professional Network

Full Member of International Canine Behaviourists (ICB)

Member of the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN)