Living in harmony with your dog

  An educational wellbeing centre for dogs 

The Team

Alison Garforth
A.DipCBM MIACE APDT (uk)

Behaviourist & Trainer

I am a Canine Behaviourist and have been working professionally with dogs & their guardians for over 12 years.




My achievements are:

  • An Advanced Diploma at Foundation degree level in Canine Behaviour Management.
  • A certificate in Behaviour Counselling.
  • A certificate in Canine Nutrition.
  • A certificate for Dog Training Instructor.
  • A member of The Institute for Animal Care Education.
  • A member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Membership no: 00815.

I have the pleasure of sharing my life with three dogs, a Jack Russell called Midge who is 13 years old, a St Bernard X Labrador called Baloo who is 9 years old and a Bichon Frise called Jacabee who is 7 years old.

Michelle Nunn

Centre Administrator & Puppy Trainer 

I have always grown up with dogs never known a day in my life without a dog.

I started training with Alison and was amazed at how much more dogs can do, I  never thought I would have a dog that could use a skateboard!.

Since this, I've started to develop my knowledge of dogs and have attended a dog body language course, basic T Touch introduction, plus have learnt so much spending time with Alison

I have loved watching my Yorkshire terrier achieve her Kennel Club gold award and now hoping my little Morkie Marley will follow in Trixie's paw prints !


Ali Phillips

Puppy Trainer

I have been passionate about animals from a early age. In 2004 I did the B-Tec NVQ in Animal management and went on to work at Whitehouse kennels where I have been for the last 12 years.

At present I am working towards a diploma is Canine Touch. I have also attended a Tellington Touch workshop and would like to look at taking this further in the future .

I have 2 dogs of my own as well as 2 ponies.


Jacabee

Teaching Assistant & Centre's Manager 

I am a 7 year old Bichon Frise and have been helping in classes and with one to ones for four years. 

My mum rescued me when I was a year old, I was very scared of life and new people and other dogs, but mummy showed me how fun life can be and I now help other dogs over come their fears and help to show them life can be fun. 

I like to help make all new dogs welcome in the centre.

My mummy thinks this is her business but lets be honest I'm the boss.

My hobbies are going on adventures with my two brothers, playing brain games and learning new tricks and my best hobby is rolling in fox poo.