C.C.B (Certified Canine Behaviourist) Intodogs
C.A.T (Certified Animal Trainer) ICAN
C.D.T (Certified Dog Trainer) IMDT
Lucy has over 10 years professional experience with dogs, as well as nearly 40 years of growing up with dogs. After studying Sculpture at university, Lucy went into working with children and young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. It was here that Lucy’s keen interest in behaviour and communication, began to flourish. In 2007 Lucy’s heart was stolen by a rescue lurcher named Tiggy. In an attempt to help Tiggy with her behaviour challenges, Lucy decided she needed to learn more about modern, science led methods. So she began attending Courses with Steve Mann @ the IMDT and has not looked back since.
In 2010 Lucy took a leap and started her own Dog walking and dog care Business, while she continued to study. Over the last 10 years Lucy has gained experience in a wide range of areas of dog training and behaviour, both abroad and in the UK. She has worked with 100’s of dogs of varying ages, breeds and background.
Lucy claims…“every dog I meet teaches me something valuable. Communication is Key!”
Lucy is a fully certified member of the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) and a Fully Certified Canine Bahaviourist with INTODOGS.
She Continues to study and attend relevant courses and seminars as part of her ongoing Professional Development.
Howard has been training alongside Lucy at Leaps and Hounds for the last 3 years.
Previous to working with Dogs, Howard has worked all over the world as an instructor of various disciplines, such as White Water Kayaking, Martial Arts and Mountaineering, to mention a few. Each to a high level of Instruction, working with Adults and Children from all walks of life. During his time over seas, Howard cohabited and cared for a number of Dogs he be friended along the way. On returning to the UK to settle, he found his permanent Canine Companion, Lola. Lola is a Collie X Rescue, with a an abundance of love and abundance of Challenges. Howard claims;.. “Lola is my greatest teacher so far.” She is the Reason he began his journey to become a Dog training Coach.
For the last 18 months, Howard has been working as 121 Dog walker/Trainer. More recently has taken on teaching Puppy and Adolescent classes. Alongside his work, Howard is Studying towards a Diploma in Canine Psychology and Behaviour with the ISCP.
Howard continues to attend Seminars and Workshops to advance his knowledge and experience, Whilst also keeping up to date with the latest research and findings in Canine behaviour and Training.