Meet the Scallywags training and behaviour team . . .
Claire is the proprietor of Scallywags School for Dogs since 2013. She originally came as a client with her 8 week GSD puppy Maddison in May 1993 and was hooked. Claire then found herself shadowing instructors and then taking puppy classes. Apart from a 2 year break, when she moved to Yorkshire to run her own boarding kennels and cattery, Claire has been with Scallywags ever since. Upon returning she shadowed Sally for behaviour consults and one to one lessons so that Sally could fulfil her dream of retiring.
Claire is a professional full time training and behaviour consultant and conducts the training and behaviour consults, 121 training, agility classes, tracking sessions, and manages the fabulous team she is so proud of.. She loves her “job”, and is passionate about helping people understand their dogs and to mutually have a better relationship. Claire continues to widen her knowledge with monthly sessions with the top people within the industry. You are never too old to learn and she feels that people within the industry have a duty to offer the very latest science based training available.
Claire has her 10 year old GSD Ghost who she adopted from Southern Counties German Shepherd rescue when he was 3. He is her 4th Shepherd and loves the breed for their intelligence and independence .
Read “For the love of Maddison” here.
Sally has worked with dogs all of her adult life and founded Scallywags in 1991. She is presently enjoying a well earned retirement and spending more time with her own dogs, but still enjoys helping Claire where needed, advising new puppy owners and is available for behaviour consultations on a limited basis. Sally is a full member of The Pet Professional Guild.
Sharon has 16 years of experience working with dogs and is a full member of the Pet Professional Guild. She teaches our Wickham puppy classes, beginners agility and conducts home visits for training and behaviour. Sharon enjoys competing in agility with her dog Buble and has reached both the UKA and Dogs in Need finals. Sharon has border collies; Goose and new puppy Buble.
Cathy is an instructor at puppy romps on a Saturday. She enjoys taking part in Agility with her dog Duke and both Duke and Daisy love tracking to.
Emma is an instructor in our Bursledon and Corhampton classes and also assists with out puppy romp on Saturdays. She enjoys taking part in agility with her dog Carly, as long as it is not raining as Carly is a fair weather agility dog.
Joy is our multi-talented office angel. She doesn’t have a dog of her own at the moment as her two young children keep her busy enough! However, she is always on hand with a treat for all of the Scallywags 4-legged family members.
Jennifer assists at or Fareham classes and also with puppy romp/advanced puppy class on a Saturday. She has been coming to Scallywags for over 8 years with her own dogs Bryn and Taz. She enjoys practicing agility along with training tricks and having fun with her dogs. Jennifer can also quite often be found with her camera taking pictures of the dogs during the classes and events. If you ask her, she is happy to share any photographs she has taken.
Dawn Assists with our puppy romps on a Saturday, She has her hands full with her Spaniels who enjoy our agility & companion classes.