About Lucy

About Dees Dogz Dog Walker Shrewsbury

Hello I’m Lucy!

Hello I’m Lucy!

I’ve always been a huge dog lover but didn’t get the opportunity to have my own until I had a change of career to become a dog trainer. Wooster, my wonderful Airedale Terrier puppy came first in the summer of 2019. Oscar, my very enthusiastic about everything Working Springer Spaniel x Collie puppy arrived from rescue six months later at 16 weeks old. Together they keep me entertained and busy!

After getting my BA (Hons) degree in Music, Theatre and Entertainment Management from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), and having spent 10 years working on set in the film industry, in 2018 I decided to make a change and learn something new!

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I began squirrelling away at courses and reading lots of books and papers on all things dog! I spent an amazing five months working part time at Glendee Rescue where I gained a lot of hands on experience, working with dogs that had been on a rough journey in their life.

After this I moved down to Wiltshire and assisted a fantastic trainer at puppy classes for six months to build my knowledge and confidence in teaching. I soon learnt that the dog training and behaviour industry is completely unregulated, anyone can work as a dog trainer and behaviourist without any qualifications or experience.

As I like to do things properly I made sure I learnt, and still learn, through credible organisations that teach the latest in canine behaviour science and hold their members to a strict code of ethics.

My journey to become a qualified trainer was with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). I passed my externally assessed written and practical assessment with distinction in July 2020 and achieved an OCN Level 3 in Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour.

Shortly after this I qualified as a Mantrailing UK Instructor, training dogs to find people using their amazing sense of smell. I’m now working towards a Level 5 diploma in Canine Behaviour with the International School of Canine Psychology, and a Level 3 diploma in Galen Myotherapy.

The learning journey never stops and I’m always taking part in webinars, practical teaching workshops and continuing my reading to further my knowledge and provide you with the best I can.

I spend my spare time walking the dogs, taking them mantrailing with other instructors, relaxing at home and playing the flute in two amateur orchestras – the Stand Sure Orchestra and The Film Orchestra Wiltshire.

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Happy Clients!

“Lucy is amazing!!

My dog has come on leaps and bounds since she started with Lucy!

Lucy is always accommodating and always put her clients first.

She keeps me updated with photos and videos after every session.

I know that when she’s with Luna, she treats her with as much love and care as I do.

Lucy takes the time to make sure every relationship with a dog is personal.

She is fantastic!”

1-2-1 Dog Training

1-2-1 training is perfect for anyone wanting personalised help to work through any aspect of training with a dedicated plan. 

Online Dog Training

Our comprehensive online dog training course gives you and your dog the ability to learn at your own pace, with practical guidance and tactics for training success.

1-2-1 Puppy Training

1-2-1 puppy training supports you and your new pup through those precious first few weeks and beyond. Helping with all aspects of training both in your home and outside.

Mantrailing

Come and discover your dog’s superpower: their sense of smell. Whether your dog is reactive, fearful, or fearless, all are welcome to join in the fun that is Mantrailing!

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If you are interested in our services but are not quite sure if we are the right fit for you and your dog or need something a little more unique, please do get in touch, we would be happy to hear from you and try to fulfil your needs.