Meet the Team

Heather

Heather is a Certified Training Partner with Karen Pryor Academy, a Registered Animal Trainer with the Animal Behaviour Training Council, a Full Member of the Canine & Feline Behaviour Association, a Master Trainer Member of the Guild of Dog Trainers, and a Reiki Master.

Heather's dog training career started in the 1970's and over the years she has competed in Kennel Club Obedience, Heelwork to Music, and Agility.  Her wealth of knowledge is used to great advantage in both CentreBarks Doggie Daycare and weekly training classes.  She specialises in dog aggression and uses her knowledge of canine Functional Characters to help CentreBarks staff understand the communications between dogs.

Heather is a Volunteer Assistance Dog Trainer for Dog AID and runs training sessions for those wishing to teach their dog some Assistance Dogs tasks.

Currently, Heather owns 3 rescue dogs - KD, a Staffie x Border Collie, Wizzi, a Patterdale x Border Collie, and Ava, a Staffie x Labrador.


Chloe

Chloe has passed the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Foundation course and shortly hopes to start the Dog Trainer Professional course with the Academy.  She assists at most CentreBarks dog training classes and is also the principal trainer for the dogs during their daycare at CentreBarks.

Chloe got her first dog, a Labrador, when she was 9 and over the years has done masses of volunteering at a variety of rescue centres, both in the UK and the USA, during which she gained a Level 3 qualification in Animal Management.

Currently, Chloe owns two dogs - Bronson, a Chihuahua rescue from Cyprus, and Buddy, a red Border Collie.  Chloe is the Marketing & Media Manager for CentreBarks and says she feels very privileged to work with so many wonderful dogs each day.




Kayleigh

Kayleigh is one of our Canine Educators - attending to the needs of the dogs at creche each day, entertaining and playing games with them, and helping the trainers with both the training and setting up things like the Scent & Search games.

Kayleigh has had a boost in her confidence since working at CentreBarks and is proud to care for, and work with, so many happy pets.

Kayleigh has been around dogs for as long as she can remember and currently owns two dogs - Ruby, a Boxer and Buddy, a French Bulldog.  She also owns three guinea pigs and four cats.




Judith

Judith helps with the collections and deliveries of our canine students, driving the CentreBarks "bark & ride" bus wherever it needs to go each morning and evening.  

She is also one of our Canine Educators - helping to attend to the needs of the dogs at creche each day, entertaining and playing games with them, and helping to set up things like the Scent & Search games.

Judith also helps to ensure controlled entry and exit for the creche dogs at the training room doorway, as all canine students get rather excited for their training sessions!  Currently, Judith does not own a dog as her cat won't allow it!  However, who knows what the future holds?

 

Leanne

Leanne is CentreBarks' Centre Manager and oversees the day-to-day running of the creche, as well as our accounts system.  She is trained in animal care and canine first aid and works in the office and creche.

Leanne loves to spend her time with animals, in addition to all the dogs at CentreBarks, and feels very lucky to call this her job.  The highlight for Leanne is seeing how happy the dogs are when they come to CentreBarks.  Her own pets are a blue merle Border Collie called Milo, five pygmy goats - Bramble, Willow, Poppy, Sky, and Lily who live very happily with the 4 brown hens.