My name is Elaine and I own Bristol Dog Services which was founded in 2013. I have a level 3 qualification in Canine Psychology which is equivalent to an A-Level with the Animal Care College which is accredited by LASER Learning Awards, a nationally recognised and Ofqual endorsed awarding body. I am CRB checked, fully insured and I also hold a current Doggy First Aid Certificate which covers common injuries and illnesses, bandaging and CPR. This needs to be renewed every 3yrs and due for renewal in November 2020.
When I was 20 I moved in to my own flat and knew I had to have something to come back to and make it a home. I decided on a Cat and few days later I brought a black cat who I called Sparky. In 2007 I became a parent to an African Grey Parrot called Tigerlily who doesn’t believe in being quiet and has a right little personality. In 2010 I brought home a lovely Dalmatian called Daisy who is the most well-behaved Dalmatian you have seen. Backed-up with comments from vets such as “She’s not a Dalmatian, she’s too well-behaved” and “she has restored my faith in Dalmatians” They are my three kids and I also have tropical Fish. In the past I also have had Gerbils, A Hamster, Rats, Steppe Runners, a Leopard Gecko, Crocodile Skink, Corn Snake, Kings Snake and Southern Rock Agams.
I have had Past jobs as a Shop Supervisor, Ambulance Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant both on a Surgical and Mental Health Ward, and working in an inbound call center. I was trained to drive Ambulances under Blue light conditions so I have had intense driver training. I have a clean driving license and I am a very careful driver so your Dog is sure to get to its walk safely although I don’t think I will be driving through any red lights to get them there!
My name is Clair and I live with my hubby Jon and my two Weimaraner’s, Bella and Atum, and elderly ferret Sable, Rat Bert and 3 Giant African Land Snails. I run our training classes and provide 1-1 training/ behaviour sessions. I have always been surrounded by animals of some sort. I used to have what could only be described as a bit of a zoo, keeping birds, rabbits, insects, reptiles and fish. I am currently studying towards a MSc (Masters Degree) in applied animal behaviour and welfare and I have a BSc (Honors Degree) in Animal behaviour and Welfare. I also hold several other animal related qualifications including a BTEC National in Animal care, Diploma in Canine Diet and Nutrition, an NVQ in animal technology, Level 2 Qualification in Canine Psychology, Gold level instructor certificate and Canine First Aid. Through my studies I have had the opportunity to work at Bristol Zoo, in a veterinary surgery and on a city farm. I have also worked for a large pets store company and as an animal technician at Bristol university. I enjoy Gundog training with my own dogs, I am also a professional photographer and I love nothing more that photographing pets, be they at work or play.