A little bit about me.

A Theo and Friends dog walking adventure trek.

‘Elizabeth has a lovely manner with dogs and is very observant…She treats each dog as an individual, adapting her actions to the dog’s needs….Lovely to observe Elizabeth working with dogs.’

Lisa Hird (Canine Course Tutor and Head Behaviourist) Animal Jobs Direct

In 2007 I graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BSc in Psychology. I also have a Master’s degree in Social Work and before starting Theo & Friends I worked full time in the social care sector. I’m a passionate about what I do which is why I’m keen to keep my knowledge and skills up to date. You can see my training skills by clicking

  • Interactive Play Workshop - Craig Ogilvie (February 2017, December 2018, July 2019)
  • Canine First Aid – Muttamorphosis and Emma Foxall RVN (April 2017)
  • Two day dog behaviour and training practical – Animal Jobs Direct (November 2017)
  • Hyper Dog to Calm Dog – John McGuigan, Glasgow Dog Trainer (May 2018)
  • A Taste of the Foundations for Clicker Gundog Training (webinar) – Helen Phillips, Pet Professional Guild (May 2018)
  • Interactive Play Guide (webinar) – Craig Ogilvie, Pet Professional Guild (August 2018)
  • Aggressive Behaviour in Dogs – Vicky Welsh, Have a Good Dog (August 2018)
  • Understanding Animal Welfare (webinar) – Frania Shelley-Grielen (September 2018)
  • Sugar, Serotonin and Schmackos – Raw Food and Canine Behaviour – Dr. Nick Thompson (September 2018)
  • Dog Law: What Every Responsible Owner Needs to Know – Trevor Cooper (October 2018)
  • Canine First Aid and CPR – Rachel Bean RVN (February 2019)
  • Risk Assessment and Safely handling Multiple Dogs – Claire Staines (June 2019)
  • Canine Body Language – IMDT (June 2019)
  • The Lead Reactive Dog – Vicky Welsh, Have a Good Dog (January 2020)
  • Pet Professional Guild 2020 Virtual Summit (April 2020)

I have also attended various training courses with my own dogs including Kennel Club Good Citizen, Scentwork, Gundog training and general pet dog obedience courses.

I have always loved animals and in the past have kept dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and mice! At the moment, I share my home with my Labrador, Theo, and Molly who is a rescue Labrador. Also resident are Hiro and Keiko, both rescue cats, along with several foster cats.

Once I got Theo I found that even after long walks with a dog walker throughout the day he still had masses of energy on an evening, and I realised he needed something more – mental stimulation. I never lost my love of Psychology and I am particularly interested in its application to our animal friends. This gave me the idea of combining my interest in Psychology with my love of animals and Theo & Friends was born!

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