Centre Barks

established 2016

Meet the Team


Leanne is our Centre Manager and is also an Associate Director.  She oversees the day-to-day running of the creche, as well as our accounts system.  Leanne is trained in animal care and canine first aid, and has completed a 2-year Business Management course.

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.




Kayleigh is our Social Media Manager & Activities Co-ordinator.  She attends to the needs of the dogs at creche each day, entertaining and playing games with them, setting up all the activities and training sessions, and is also our Assistant Trainer. 

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.  She has completed the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Foundations course, which is an excellent achievement, and is looking forward to the next level.

Kayleigh has been around dogs for as long as she can remember and has a French Bulldog called Buddy.


Our Director, Heather, has been a dog trainer and behaviourist for over 35 years and is one of the most advanced clicker trainers in the UK.  She is a Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy and a Registered Animal Trainer with the Animal Behaviour Training Council.

Heather is also a Full Member of the Canine & Feline Behaviour Association, a Reiki Master, and a Recognised Assistance Dog Trainer for Dog AID.  Her in-depth knowledge of Canine Functional Characters is the subject of a book she authored during the first lockdown, and is entitled "Beyond the Breed - the new way to know and understand your dog".

Heather is also qualified in canine first-aid and owns two Staffie crossbreeds - KD and Ava, and a Rottweiler, Tali.