My name is Lucy Daniels and I own and run Daniels Dogs. I started Daniels Dogs in 2008 when I was looking for a dog walker for my own dog. I wasn’t happy with any of the dog walkers I tried, and so because I’d always wanted to work with animals I decided to take the plunge and set up my own dog walking business. Once I completed my FdSc Canine Behaviour and Training Degree I added training to my services.
I gained my BSc(Hons) Canine Behaviour and Training Degree in 2015. I also have a diploma in Therapeutic Canine Massage and am trained in Canine First Aid. I am a full member of the UK Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and am a registered Animal Training Instructor with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council.
I have been running the business for over eleven years now and have worked with hundreds of different dogs, from puppies through to oldies, all sorts of breeds, crossbreeds, mixes and mutts. I have a special interest in helping rescue dogs and do a lot of voluntary work with various rescue organisations helping dogs find the right forever home.
My whole approach to working with dogs is about building a strong bond and relationship. This is achieved using positive, motivational and reward based training methods only.
I am fully insured for all aspects of my work, as any trainer/behaviourist should be, and I regularly attend courses, workshops and seminars covering all aspects of dog behaviour and training in order to keep up-to-date with the most recent advances in animal training and behaviour modification.
I have two dogs of my own, who are my world. We regularly train and take part in various sports and activities including mantrailing, scent detection and agility.