I am a fully qualified dog trainer with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and a dog
behaviourist with the International School of Canine Psychology.

I am a member of the Pet Professional Network, ICAN International Companion Animal Network, INTODogs, the Pet Professional Guild, the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS), the Dog Training College and The Dog Welfare Alliance.

I have a decade of experience working with dogs, and I particularly enjoy assisting kids to teach and raise their dogs to be great family companions. Many of my clients are also great emotional assistance dogs in schools and nursing homes.

I am the founder of Kids Around Dogs® (KAD), which is an association of qualified professionals who specialise in working with families and schools to help children and dogs live in harmony together.

I am also an author and my book, ‘It Started With a Sit’ – is THE book to help expectant and new parents of kids and dogs – is available for purchase on Amazon worldwide.

Moreover, I have designed a successful protocol to overcome the fear of dogs in kids and adults, which all KAD Approved Professionals are qualified to use.

My work with KAD has been awarded the SBS Theo Paphitis Award in May 2022.

I am based in Poole, Dorset, with my husband Gary, our daughter Molly, and our 2 doggies Wilco the Pug and Winnie the Golden Retriever and Mario the cat.

Dorset is where I run my dog training and behavioural business under the name of Pocodogs, however, I deliver lessons and webinars globally (I am also bilingual, speaking English and Italian, which allows me to help more professionals and dog handlers around the world).

I live in Poole, Dorset (UK) with my husband, Gary; our daughter Molly (9) and our dogs: Winnie the Golden Retriever and Wilco the Pug.  Winnie, Wilco and Molly are often featured in my videos, webinars and infographics, so you might have already seen them.

Established in 2014 I use positive, modern and ethical dog training methods.

Pocodogs Dog Training and Behavioural Academy Credentials and Qualifications 

  • ISCP.Int.Dip.Canine.Prac.
  • IMDT – Full Member Certified Dog Trainer
  • Dog Training College – Approved Instructor
  • Doggone Safe – Educator
  • UK Behaviour & Trainer Charter
  • The International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants

 Assurances :

  • Member of ICAN: International Companion Animal Network
  • Pet Professional Guild British Isles
  • Member of The Dog Welfare Alliance
  • Insured with Cliverton Insurance
  • DBS checked
  • Canine First Aider

I have taken and passed many other courses too – details on request as too many to list here!