Hello. My name is Louisa and I am Nathan’s wife. I grew up with Border Collies called Fly and Dodger and always loved spending time with them and the horses. I therefore have a particular soft spot for border collies however, the more I work with and interact with different breeds the more I realise its all dogs I love and in fact all animals.
My interest for dog training was heightened when I met Nathan and Barney. I saw the bond that was created through training in a fun way. I love seeing dogs communicate with us and the enjoyment they can get from training which in their minds is mostly just playing games. Our relationship journey has felt quite intertwined with dog training. Our honeymoon involved 4 days training at Moulton College whilst Nathan completed his second weekend for the Advanced training and for my second Part One weekend I was heavily pregnant with our first child, Emily.
We are a busy family with two children, two dogs and two guinea pigs. I am developing a special interest in two areas. Firstly, in how puppies and older dogs fit into our human environment and how training can fit around busy lives and secondly, the impact the lead has on walks. I view the lead as a safety tool and communication aid rather than a way to move a dog.
I have completed the Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK’s (APDT) Advanced course and hope to be assessed to become a member in the near future. I am also completing many hours of training in Animal Centred Education (ACE). This is an integrated approach which looks at the animal as a whole looking at wellbeing as well as education. This approach combines wonderfully with Nathan’s scientific knowledge to provide a well rounded, solution finding programme.