In the beginning Andrew spent a lot of time studying the behaviour of wolves, learning how their natural balanced way can help influence a healthy behaviour in canines. His fascination with natural behaviour came from one of his own dogs being attacked whilst out on a walk, leaving him traumatised and hungry to learn the science behind what happened. He set out to build a system of learning that mirrored nature, helping dogs find inner balance.
More recently Andrew has furthered his education, adding a roster of behavior science and reward based marker training, attending courses now into double figures. This has massively changed the game at Paws in Nature, bringing a whole added set of skills and ethos. Andrew continually strives to evolve the Paws in Nature service, seeking out the very best training available in our industry.
Andrew has been working on a 1:1 basis with owners and dogs since 2003, what you get from him is a lot of experience, transparency and an eye for detail that’s been built through working with thousands of dogs.
Fiancé to Andrew, Kim is one of the most senior team members being a part of the team since 2016. Kim specialises in aggression, constantly delving into advanced concepts, taking the lead from some of the pioneers in training and behaviour science. Combined with natural environmental defusers, Kim has the ability to move dogs along a steady path of rehabilitation, helping owners get desired results.
Raised around horses, she has a level of confidence with all animals, helping her bring both dogs horses and small livestock harmoniously together.
Starting out as a client, Vicky grew a strong hunger to work with dogs. She spent her first year shadowing Andrew on the majority of his 1:1 cases, building up her knowledge and experience. Through her dog walking abilities, she took on behaviour modifying social programmes, a service that helps unsociable dogs gain the experience to achieve balance.
Vicky is a lover of doodle breeds, owning 2 labradoodles and a Portuguese rescue. Her passion and drive to learn, has moved her into specialist areas such as training the retrieve and structured obedience. Having Vicky as your dog walker brings a lot more to the table than a simple walk.
With an easy to approach personality, and always willing to go the extra mile, Vicky is a team member we want at PIN until she retires.
Carol`s love of animals and a desire to help her own dog, who at that time had ill health, led her to train in Reiki. She further trained to practitioner level and ultimately to master/teacher level ( 2001).
She has further studied under Kathleen Prassad (worldwide Animal Reiki Source teacher) and is a listed Animal Reiki Practitioner with Animal Reiki Source. Last year, she became listed as a SARA practitioner (Shelter Animal Rescue Association).
Like a lot of the team, Tony met Paws in Nature owner Andrew wanting some assistance with his own dog Ziggy (Border Collie)
Tony plays the editor role, ironing out all the administration details that go on behind the scenes. Head of English at Caldy Grammar, Tony possess an extremely detailed eye, picking up on all the important details needed to keep the business at a solid professional level
Joining the team in 2018, Lydia has been nothing less than a ray of sunshine within Paws in Nature. Her happy energy radiates through every dog she walks, creating a fun loving environment.
Lydia spends a lot of her spare time shadowing Andrew on 1:1s and at obedience schools, furthering her education and knowledge. She also specialises in puppy development, studying the science and mechanics behind creating the perfect dog.
Lydia’s work ethic and attitude is uplifting for both clients and us all at Paws in Nature, we are very luck to have her.
Sammy contacted Paws in Nature in April 2019, to get help with her own dog Darcy (border collie). Darcy had multiple issues with both humans and dogs. With a joint effort from Sammy, Andrew & Vicky, Darcy was on a road to balance & is now a part of the rehabilitation dogs. She spends her days at the Paws in Nature HQ, successfully taking the roll of a demonstrator for obedience.
Sammy is incredibly hard working, playing multiple roles within the team. From in-depth obedience training, behaviour modification, to being the front line response to the constant flow of enquires.
Specialising in a structured board and train process, helping dogs through detailed behaviour changes, Sammy has already had a lot of success with some extremely difficult dogs.
Corinne was the first person to join the Paws in Nature team back in 2015. Corinne is trained in the Monty Roberts concepts of intelligent horsemanship, bringing a side to the business that promotes a very natural and effective energy to Paws in Nature. Her understanding of energy is crucial to helping dogs on a level that’s deeper than structured training.
Corrine continues her study into the behaviour science of dogs, exploring the nuts and bolts behind what we see on the surface, helping her to understand the dynamics of dog psychology.
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