Meet the Suppawt team
Founder and Behaviourist
My journey first started when studying a degree in Animal Behaviour. Alongside my studies I shadowed and began to teach at a local dog training club, learning loads of valuable skills and insight.
Following my achievement of a BSc Hons, I began working at the National Animal Welfare Trust, as the Dog Trainer and Behaviour Coordinator. This was an amazing role which taught me so much about not only rescue dogs but working effectively with people.
From here I began this company, specialising in the reactive and rescue dogs that other trainers didn't seem to be able to/want to help. To ensure my knowledge level I joined and was accessed by multiple organisations.
I've been training with Lily now for about 6 months on a 121 basis and I always learn something new each time. She stands out for me because she seems to genuinely understand Luna, what gets her overexcited and frustrated and what training strategies work best to set her up for success. Since training with Lily I feel like I'm better able to connect with Luna and more inclined to have patience when training. My confidence as a handler has grown as a result. I would highly recommend Lily to anyone who wants to build a good relationship with their dog and have some fun in the process.
- Tess Torjussen
Qualifications and training
After a sporting accident, during his time off formal work, Daniel volunteered with reactive and nervous rescue dogs at Pact animal sanctuary. This is where his passion for helping build confidence and the training of reactive and anxious dogs blossomed. After spending time with many varying characters and learning the histories of the dogs, he’d like to share his hands on experience to assist others creating forever lasting companionship with their four legged friends.
We had Dan round for our second 1-2-1 session with Chip today to help with his leash reactivity. I would highly recommend Suppawt Dog Training for anyone looking for some help with their dog. Dan really takes the time to support and work at your dogs pace even when in the 1st visit he was barked at for about 15 mins straight . Dan joined Chip and I on a 1-2-1 walk today 3 weeks after our 1st session and we have really started to see the benefit of our training plan. We still have a way to go with Chip not reacting to everything but he met 2 other little dogs today and the improvements are coming and Walks with Chip are much more enjoyable compared to a few months ago. I look forward to joining the Suppawt Team for some supervised group walks in August with Chip to continue his socialising. Highly recommended for anyone worrying their dog may always be reactive. Thanks for your help Dan
- Chris Wiseman
Qualifications and training
Smart Dog Training Working with Reactive Dogs Workshop
FlexiMed Canine First Aid Level 2
Reactive Rascals- Dog Training College
Separation Anxiety Workshop - Dog Training College. 6th May 2020
Children and Dogs Workshop - Dog Training College 20th May 2020.
Quantifying Reliability & Speed of Training - Dr Ian Dunbar in Assoc with DTC. 27th May 2020.
Help! my dog is scared of the vets - Toni Shelbourne in Assoc with DTC 1st June 2020
'How the Brain Affects Behaviour’ - Danielle Beck's in Assoc with DTC 10th June 2020
Susan G. Friedman's -'The Learning Planet’ in Assoc with DTC 17th June 2020.
Tellington TTouch Training; Calming the over aroused dog. In Assoc with DTC 24th June 2020.
Susan Garrett’s 5 Step Formula to Creating Awesome Behaviours - In Assoc with DTC 1st July 2020.
Raise your separation anxiety game. Jo-Rosie Haffenden - 3rd July 2020
Understanding Clicker Training - Linda Ryan In Assoc With DTC 7th July 2020.
‘Dog Tired’ Importance of sleep- Toni Shelbourne In Assoc With DTC 15th July 2020.
Snappy to Happy: Working with the Aggressive Dog Danielle Beck In Assoc With DTC 29th Aug 2020
Understanding back chaining in animal training. Linda Ryan - in Assoc with DTC 18th September 2020
Study and Practice of Canine Self Medication - Caroline Ingraham - December 2020
TROUBLESOME TEENS: surviving doggy adolescence Dr Amber Batson MRCVS ABTC February 2021
Laura Donaldson - Aggressive behaviour in dogs 18th April 2021
Improving behaviour by teaching your dog to make better choices -Irith Trietsch - 19th April 2021
Mantrailing the basics of training dogs to find people -Lisa Gorenflo - 21st April 2021
What it takes to create a reliable recall- Kayleigh Stangroom - 21st April 2021
Canine confidence - TTouch Taster Course -22nd April 2021
Why dogs guard and ways to prevent it - Eileen Koval - 23rd April 2021
How we are letting our dogs down on walks - Lisa Kerley -23rd of April 2021
Canine First Aid - Paw and Pad Injuries. - Rachel Beans RVN school - 20th Sep 2021
Soon to be working on the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Advanced Online Course
Dogs have always had a place in my heart, but my journey really started five years ago when I made a conscious decision to follow my passion and help Dogs (and their owners) to have a better, healthier and happier life.
I have completed many courses on my Journey including Behaviour and Body Language as well as Science Based Training with feeling. I have gained lots of practical and Theory based experience by working with various Trainers, rescues, kennels, daycare's and reading lots and lots of books!
I love to incorporate fun, game based Training to promote good concepts and behaviours to your dog and to help you create the strongest bond possible with your best friend!
I have a Romanian rescue, Felix, who was reacting to anything and everything that moved, so Mark came over and we have a couple of 1 2 1 sessions. Felix was first taught about the clicker, boundary mat and that coming back to me was better than running away. We then went out for a walk so mark could see how Felix reacted to the outside world and by the time we came home Felix was walking on a loose lead and not reacting much at all to things he would normally like to chase ! Would recommend mark, he is patient and explains everything until you get it.
- Claire Neal
Qualifications and training
Sept 2018 - practical first aid for Dogs. (Woodgreen, the animals charity)
Nov 2018 - canine body language. (Dog Training College)
Aug 2019 - 30 days of canine science. (School of canine science)
Sept 2019 - fear. (School of canine science)
Feb 2020 - Sirius dog training. (Dr Ian Dunbar)
March 2020 - science based training with feeling. (Dr Ian Dunbar)
Aug 2020 - understanding a dogs mind. (Dog Training College)
Sept 2020 - brain training for dogs. Adrienne Faricelli.
Jan 2021 - barking, lunging, reactivity homeschool challenge. (Absolute dogs)
Feb 2021 - "work with dogs" 14 day challenge. (Absolute dogs)
March 2021 - naughty but nice bootcamp (reactivity). Absolute dogs.
April 2021 - naughty but nice bootcamp (off lead freedom). Absolute dogs.
May 2021 - naughty but nice bootcamp (household manners). Absolute dogs.
...currently working on pro dog trainer 2.0 certificate, fusion and geek
Dog Behaviour Consultant
I have always been into animals but my behaviour and training journey really took off when I rescued my borzoi 8 years ago. I underwent a degree for 4 years in Animal Welfare and Behaviour while volunteering at different zoos where I gained first-hand experience of training everything from big cats to bats. This gave me lots of valuable insight to the animal training world!
After university I started to work at one of the country’s leading animal charities as a dog carer, and then a dog specialist. Here I worked with hundreds of amazing rescue dogs with all kinds of behavioural quirks and training needs. I worked with some awesome people who helped further knowledge and skills. While working, I acquired a diploma in Canine Nutrition with the ISCP, as I believe this a key aspect to dog behaviour.
Qualifications and training
Degree of Science in Animal Welfare and Behaviour -Anglia Ruskin University
Diploma in Canine Nutrition - The International School for Canine Psychology and Behaviour
Currently working towards: Institute of Modern Dog Training Accreditation (IMDT) and a Compass Advanced Diploma in Applied Feline Behaviour