Meet the Team

I’m very lucky to have a fantastic group of people working for me at Standish Dog Trainer.  All of my team  are properly qualified in canine studies, animal behaviour, canine psychology and how dogs learn. They are all passionate about working with dogs, about the welfare of dogs and are committed to increasing their knowledge.

Amy Brown

Hello I’m Amy. I have passed the Extended Diploma in Small Animal Management as St Helens College. I teach and assist in Twinkle Stars, Super Stars, KC Rally Obedience and Agility classes,  I also teach Nosey Parkers, Scent work 1-2-1 training.

I  have attended the IABTC Introduction to Clicker and Target  Training workshop with Angela White achieving IABTC C&T1 certification and the Dog Smarts-Unleash Your Dog’s Intelligence seminar with Victoria Stilwell.

I found Standish Dog Trainer when I completed Twinkle Stars and Super Stars with my Jack Russell-Poodle cross, Skeeter. Working for Jo has opened up a range of opportunities for me and provided me with a great deal of knowledge which I can use with my own dog and hopefully further in my career.

Emma Hill

Hi, I’m Emma. I really enjoy helping people create a rewarding relationship with their dogs.

I studied Animal management at college and went on to University to gain a Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare; Completing my Dissertation in a Canine Hydrotherapy unit, focusing on body language to assess the dogs’ emotional state. During my time studying I worked part time at a boarding kennels. I’m currently studying for an Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour management with Compass Education.

In 2009 I set up a dog walking business Muddy Mutt Adventures and have loved every minute of it.

I work with a variety of dogs that each have very different personalities, this has been extremely valuable for learning.

While working I’ve put a lot of my spare time into continued learning. I’ve attended many workshops and seminars. Gained my IABTC C&T 1 award, this I achieved with my lovely old golden retriever Mango, she was 11 at the time and a lot of the work was new to her, she loved it. In 2014 I attended Clicker Expo a 3 day conference on the science and application of clicker training. Recently I’ve attended a bite prevention weekend, Recall and Chase weekend and Mindful Handler weekend. I am also canine first aid trained.

I currently own Autumn a lovely Working Golden Retriever, who we brought home in December 2014. I’m really enjoying training Autumn, she has achieved her Kennel Club Bronze, Silver and Gold Good Citizen Dog Awards. We also attend regular rally and agility training at Standish Dog Trainer. We previously had another beautiful working Golden retriever called Mango who I took on as a 7 year old, she needed lots of training and help dealing with the world, she enjoyed scent work. Having the two girls together taught me about managing the needs of two dogs in one household.