Judy has been an instructor with Puppy Pals since 2017. Before joining Puppy Pals she helped at other dog training classes in London gaining experience of different methods used by other trainers.
As well as assisting at Puppy Pals, Judy is a volunteer at the Mayhew Animal Rescue centre helping to look after the dogs, cleaning kennels, walking the dogs and helping to rehabilitate them ready for rehoming. Before the Covid 19 epidemic, she also volunteered at a local primary school, working with the school dog who would join the children in one-to-one reading sessions.
Judy's first puppy was a Tibetan Terrier who, because of bad advice became very fearful and started developing aggressive tendencies towards other dogs. Judy wanted to find new ways to help her dog and this brought her to complete two courses at Tilley Farm 'Cool to be Kind' and 'Your End of the Lead'. These courses so inspired her that Judy signed up for the three year Tellington TTouch training at Tilley Farm. The techniques she learnt really helped with her Tibetan Terrier and Judy went on to become a TTouch practitioner with a view to helping others. Subsequent to becoming a TTouch Practitioner, Judy also became an 'ACE' (Animal Centred Education) trainer. ACE Training involves a fun but structured way of helping dogs gain confidence and giving them a good foundation to help with further learning.
Judy is a member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers).