- Trainer -
- Technical Support-
Always been the Irish Wolf Hound, but has a big soft spot for Border Terriers (obviously) and Golden Retrievers.
Natalie is the newest trainer on the Red Dog Training team. She is the invaluable left and right hand woman to the senior instructors and fast becoming her own expert with the one 2 one aspect of coaching owners with their canine struggles. Not only that but she also works behind the scenes as the Primary Technical Support and is the brains behind many of the new adventures in classes.
Her interest in dog training and behaviour was piqued after her Border Terrier, Gaspode, developed problems with other dogs and she contacted Red Dog Training for advice. They joined the original "Grumpy Group" in February 2017 where she became fascinated by what makes dogs tick. She would love to be able to help dogs and their owners in situations similar to hers. She was thrilled to be asked to join the team at the start of 2018. An expert in difficult dogs she has rapidly become an integral part of the coaching team and loves nothing better than a challenging dog to work with. Her dedication to learning what makes these canine companions tick makes her an asset to team.
Animals have always been at the centre of Natalie's career. She worked for several years in Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation, before moving to more exotic territory working in a zoo.
She is currently working towards her APDT accreditation having already passed with flying colours the difficult first part of the coaching journey.
What time she has that isn't dedicated to dogs she tries to divide equally between the cats, rats, guinea pigs, snakes, and tarantula who share her home.
Gaspode the Wonder Dog
12th May 2015
Beg (once earned him a free sausage from a chip shop!), and High Five.
He loves his kitten, playing Puppy-in-the-Middle,
and sleeping in strange and uncomfortable-looking positions.
His trick repertoire has got him known locally as
"The Dancing Dog".