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 1994 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 fulfill her dream of retiring. Claire is a professional full time training and behaviour consultant and conducts the training and behaviour consults, reactive dog group, agility classes, tracking sessions, and manages the fabulous team she is so proud of. She is a full member of the Pet Professional Guild. She has now been at the helm for 2 years and loves her “job”. Claire has 2 German Shepherds, River and Ghost, and 3 Cats, Harley, Guess and CJ. 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 Goose and has reached both the UKA and Dogs in Need finals. Sharon has 3 border collies; Dizzy, Goose and new puppy Buble.
Linda is an instructor at our Fareham venue and also assists with puppy romp and takes our advanced puppy classes on a Saturday. She is a full member of the Pet Professional Guild. Linda also enjoys competing in agility and has 4 German Shepherds; Willow, Cassie, Storm and Piper.
Cathy is an instructor at our Swanwick classes and assists with our puppy romps on a Thursday and Saturday. She enjoys taking part in Agility with her dog Duke and is also enjoying the joys of puppy-hood with her new dog Daisy.
Emma is an instructor in our Swanwick classes and also assists with out puppy romp on Saturdays. She enjoys taking part in our companion classes and agility with her dog Carly, as long as it is not raining as Carly is a fair weather agility dog.
Chris teaches our mini agility classes on a Saturday. She has three dogs, Jack, Pickle and Peppa and travels all over the UK competing in agility and judging in shows.
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.
Martin is one of our helpers and trainee instructors. He assists Sharon at our Wickham puppy classes and also helps on Saturdays.
Martin and Buster have been bitten by the agility bug and are training for their first show at Scallywags later on in the year.
Diane is an independent trainer who assists at Fareham puppy classes. She has over thirty years experience training dogs in general obedience and pet gun dogs. She has four of her own that keep her on her toes.
And the rest of the team…
As well as all the brilliant trainers above, my lovely family are very much an important part of the Scallywags team. They work in the background, helping me run the business, keeping me sane, and putting up with my happy dog stories at the end of each day! Thank You xx