I'm Lucy, and I run Naturally Dogs.

I started Naturally Dogs in the summer of 2019. Having spent 10 years working in the film industry on set as a script supervisor I decided it was time for a change and to learn something new.

 

At the beginning of 2018 I began my journey to retrain as a dog trainer and behaviourist. So far this has involved doing some fantastic courses with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) and attending some amazing conferences and seminars with other science based reputable organisations. At the beginning of 2019 I spent four months working part time at the amazing Glendee Dog Rescue with their challenging but wonderful dogs.

Dog training is currently an unregulated industry meaning anyone can call themselves a dog trainer. As I like to do everything properly I am ensuring that I get the best possible education with accredited, science based organisations to gain a professional qualification.

Having the dog walking business is a great way for me to spend time with and learn from these fantastic animals, they're all individuals! I love watching the dogs play, interacting with the environment and using their noses. Learning about dog training using force free, positive reinforcement and science based methods means I only have your pets best interest at heart.

I'm fully insured through Pet Business Insurance and am trained in canine first aid. I am also a member of the Pet Professional Guild, an organisation representing pet industry professionals who are committed to science based force free training and pet care.

Below are a list of courses and training events I have attended. I would like to note that none of these are formal qualifications or enable me to be able to deal with any issues in a training capacity. They do however contribute to my overall learning, understanding and continuing professional development.

  • Career as A Dog Trainer - IMDT, April 2018 (2 days)

  • Dog Trainers and Behaviourists Conference - IMDT, June 2018 (2 days)

  • Woof! Conference - Domesticated Manners, February 2019 (4 days)

  • Resource Guarding - IMDTB, March 2019 (2 days)

  • Consultation and Follow-Up Report Course - IMDTB, April 2019 (2 days)

  • Canine Body Language - IMDT, April 2019, (1 day)

  • Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation - IMDT, April 2019 (1 day)

  • Practical Instructor Course - IMDT, September 2019 (4 days)

  • The Science of Scent - The School of Canine Science, October 2019 (1 day)

If you have any training or behaviour problems with your dog I would be happy to recommend some wonderful  trainers who I know and work with.