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 thirteen years now and have worked with hundreds of different dogs, from puppies through to oldies, all sorts of breeds, crossbreeds, mixes and mutts. Over the years I have developed a one to one puppy training program using the latest scientific research to ensure that you have the best possible training. My biggest hope is to help families and their puppies build an amazing relationship and bond and avoid the common behaviour problems that arise, usually during adolescence, causing problems later on.
My whole approach to working with dogs is about building that strong bond and relationship. This is achieved using positive, motivational and reward based training methods only, underpinned by a thorough working knowledge of puppy development and how best to raise them.
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. They are both a bit older now, so we have slowed down a bit, but we still do lots of fun stuff together; scent work, mantrailing, and these days their physio/conditoning work.