Background

I have loved dogs since an early age.  We had dogs in my family as a child and I brought dogs back into my life when I had a family of my own.

Sometimes I find live difficult.  Those times I have come to recognise as my blessings in disguise.

I am NOT a natural dog trainer, despite wanting to 'do everything right'!  In my search for being a good dog trainer, though, I learn a lot about myself from my dogs. As I learn more about myself, my relationship with my dogs becomes more balanced and harmonious.

My personal philosophy

I believe learning about ourselves is the most important work that we can do while we're here.   When I feel uncomfortable, in any given moment, or in any period of my life, there is something important for me to learn.  At first I might try and ignore it, because that can seem the easier route to take.  But the more often we face our challenges, the more we become a better version of ourselves.

I see the relationship between humans and dogs as evolving. As the human race is evolving we are getting more aware of our heart-based inter-connectedness.  The great masters from history and the many indigenous peoples throughout the world have taught this evolution. We can also find this view supported by western science.  It seems to me that as humans are evolving to be more heart-based, our dogs are evolving to support us in this.

I have brought my ideas, training and experience together and launched my business Hounds Connect, creating and delivering Anubis Therapy, working with the emotional connection between people and their dogs.

My Training

My journey has taken me along a few paths of enquiry, my main qualifications and training are listed below

QUALIFICATIONS

  • ­Counselling Skills Certificate COSCA`
  • NLP Practitioner INLPTA 
  • Diploma in Bi-Aura (Energy Healing Therapy)
  • M.Sc. Information Technology

OTHER TRAINING

  • Intercellular Linking Awareness 
  • Natural Dog Training (with Kevin Behan) 
  • Fears and Phobias in dogs, Nina Bodarenko BA 
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy 
  • DNA I & II Theta Healing training 
  • Mentoring and coaching training NHS 

My personal dog therapists

My personal therapists are Jack (hamiltonstovare), Logan (trailhound - now in spirit) and Archie (Labrador retriever). We are learning together - although I think I have more to learn than they do.