After over 30 years working in I.T. I stepped aside and set up derbydogwalking. An odd career move, you may think, but being pulled in several different directions at once and clearing up messes that I didn’t make, has been a perfect preparation for my new life.
Over years of working with rescue dogs, I have developed an approach upon which derbydogwalking is based. When I’m walking your dog, the experience will always be positive and reward based. It is my commitment at all times to treat your dogs as I would my own and to build a relationship based on mutual trust and respect. The skills and knowledge gained during my Foundation Degree in Applied Canine Behaviour and Training in 2021, has given me an awareness of the subtlety and complexity of canine body language.
I keep my client lists small, which enables me to be flexible in meeting your variable needs. This also enables me to understand which dogs walk with and get on better with others.
In addition, my experience allows me to quickly read a dog’s emotional state and helps me guide you to understand and, with time and practice, modify their behaviour.