Julie has an extensive knowledge and understanding of animals. She has owned dogs, cats, chickens, horses, rabbits and birds to name a few. If someone has thought of it as a pet Julie has owned or cared for it at some stage in her life.
Julie is an affiliated member of the British Institute of Professionals Dog Trainers holding a Grade 1 (honours) Certificate in Instructional Techniques. She is also a member of the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme.
She owned and ran Central Dog Warden Services for many years and the main duty of the company was to provide a Dog Warden service for 2 local councils.
With Julie's passion for animals she insisted that the perceived image of the Victorian dog catcher needed to be changed. In 17 years she ensured that all of the animals in her care were treated as her own and a safe new home was found for all of those that were able to be re-homed. Quite an achievement especially in today's climate.
Julie has a comprehensive knowledge of dog training with an extensive background in instruction having been assisting people to train their dogs for over 25 years.
Hayley has owned dogs all of her life, often joking that she comes second in her mothers eyes to the dogs of the household! Also owning cats, small animals and horses, she has grown up surrounded by animals.
Hayley spent many years competing in dog obedience within the Kennel Club Junior Organisation, and then trained multiple dogs through all levels of the Good Citizen Dog Scheme.
After taking a break from competitive dog training she spent a few years competing with her horse on the Pony Club and Showjumping circuits across the midlands.
Hayley has been teaching at Waggie Walkers since its opening, and is proud to own a very spoilt rescue Collie Crossbreed; Rocky. She is also on the A2 list of Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Judges, qualified to judge up to Silver level.
Nigel manages our online Pet Supplies Shop; Mobile Pet Supplies but can also be called upon to help with animal care.
He has been involved with Central Dog Warden Services and has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in dog legislation.
Through this work he has been involved with rescue work and can be found helping with transport runs, home checks, and assistance to new owners in settling their new family member into the home.
He has had dogs of his own since he was 9 years old and can often be found training his German Shepherd Dogs. He also has years of hands on experience with Burmese Show Cats (and their owners!!).
Wizz is a special member of the Waggie Walkers team, often being called upon to demonstrate how some exercises should be done to our new dogs in our training classes.
She has a soft spot for anything edible, so will pretty much be happy to do anything if there is a treat involved at the end of the task.
She really looks forward to a Tuesday evening when she gets to come along to training classes, and has been known to go into a little strop on the occasions she isn't allowed to go.
When she isn't working hard at training she lives with 3 other dogs at home with Julie and Nigel.