A little bit about me.
‘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.’
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 here.
- 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!