Penny has always shared her life with dogs of various breeds and in recent years, the Newfoundland. She enjoys learning new disciplines with them and her last boy Arthur, had fun training in many, including water work, carting, all forms of scent work and tracking. Her youngster, Cleo, is already following in her late brother's pawsteps.
Penny keeps up to date with current research in training and behaviour by attending many courses, seminars and workshops along with working towards accreditation as a Canis Clicker Training Instructor. Her passion is in animal husbandry with the emphasis on fear-free handling and training.
Penny has a BSc in Canine Behaviour and Training from Hull University, is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (membership no. 01423) and a provisional member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, which means having gained the relevant academic qualifications is now gaining the practical experience necessary for full membership. She is an accredited Dog Training Instructor with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council and a member of the Pet Professional Guild British Isles.
Penny is also a qualified Canine Massage Therapist and Canine Conditioning Coach with an accreditation in Emergency Canine First Aid, and a member of the International Association of Animal Therapists (membership no. 1380).