Kirsty is extremely experienced when it comes to rescue dogs and specialises in this area. As well as being a qualified Canine Behaviourist and Certified Trainer, Kirsty has taken numerous extra specialised courses and qualifications to assess and help with the behavioural problems associated with rescue dogs, which also include stray, ex-racing Greyhounds, free-roaming dogs and street dogs from other countries.
Kirsty has many years of practical experience in rescue centres, alongside her 17 years as a Behaviourist. This includes working with abandoned, stray dogs, neglect and abuse cases in rescue centres in the UK, which required her to nurture, train, assess and rehabilitate the dogs and prepare them for a new life and home.
Kirsty was the Canine Behaviourist for two RSPCA centres and Wolfwood Animal Rescue Centre in Lancaster, which she still receives referrals from. In addition to this Kirsty designed a youth offending project, which helped young offenders learn how to build a relationship and train rescue dogs in shelters.
Kirsty has owned and fostered many rescue dogs of her own over the years with each dog having their own behavioural issues and therefore can empathise with the owner she is working with, having been in their position many times.
She can help guide you before you get your dog in a pre-rescue dog virtual / home session or help you after the adoption at an outside one to one training session or home consultation.
The list below is only some of the behavioural issues that rescue dogs can struggle with and some of the things that Kirsty can help with.