My name is Rachael and I’m the owner of Walking Paws. I am a fully accredited and experienced dog handler and behavior consultant. Allow me to tell you a little about my background, since I am potentially going to be looking after your beloved friend.
When your dog is in my care, they are treated like one of my own and safety will always come first. With two dogs of my own I understand what is involved in earning your trust.
In my adult years, deciding to get a dog led to big changes in my life. In a roundabout way, it led to me living on the side of a Colorado mountain in a teepee for nearly 2 years while looking after 35 wolves, not to mention a whole new career.
It all started in 2002 when I wanted to help my first dog, Fred, who suffered severe separation anxiety. I happened to stumble across Jan Fennell’s first book The Dog Listener and this is where my adventures began.
Working with Fred and using Jan’s techniques was the spark that led me to follow my passion and change my career completely.
I left my successful career in the City of London to master the Dog Listening technique and became one of the first people to be trained and accredited by Jan Fennell in the methodology. I set up Talking Paws in 2005 and have since helped hundreds of dog owners across the country to understand their dog, let its true personality blossom and bring about a partnership that is so special and deserved.
Needless to say I have never looked back!
Over the years quite a few of my clients asked me whether I knew anyone who could walk their dog while they were at work, this is when I decided to set up Walking Paws.