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

  • Kennel Club Good Citizen Puppy Foundation – Muttamorphosis (December 2016 with Theo, June 2018 with Molly)
  • Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze (with Theo) - Muttamorphosis (February 2017)
  • Interactive Play Workshop - Craig Ogilvie and Durham Dogs (February 2017)
  • Canine First Aid – Muttamorphosis and Emma Foxall RVN (April 2017)
  • Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver (with Theo) - Muttamorphosis (September 2017)
  • Kennel Club Good Citizen Gold (with Theo) - Muttamorphosis (November 2017)
  • Talking Dogs Scentwork Level 1 (with Theo) – Morag Heirs (November 2017)
  • Two day dog behaviour and training practical – Animal Jobs Direct (November 2017)
  • Introduction to Working Trials (with Theo) – Dog Friendly, Dave and Jenny Olley (May and August 2018)
  • A Taste of the Foundations for Clicker Gundog Training (webinar) – Helen Phillips, Pet Professional Guild (May 2018)
  • Introduction to Scentwork for Pet Dogs Level One (with Molly) - Blue Dog Canine Services (July 2018)
  • Introduction to Fun Agility (with Molly) – Blue dog Canine Services (August 2018)
  • Interactive Play Guide (webinar) – Craig Ogilvie, Pet Professional Guild (August 2018)

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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