Well hi there! Welcome to The Woof Pack!
I'm Helen, founder of The Woof Pack. We opened in 2017, offering Dog Walking Small Pet and Equine Services; we now also offer Training and Behaviour . We have over 5 years experience working with dogs and over 10 years with horses.
I have had the pleasure of owning 4 horses in my life so far and whilst I was growing up, my life revolved around horses. When was 12, I had my first pony and worked for the lady that ran the livery yard, Sue Bristow an ex-police horse groom, (Ermin Street Stables (Wilts) to earn money for hay and straw. This presented me with the opportunity to work at numerous racing and livery yards in Lambourn, Kintbury and Aldbourne learning all sides of Equestrian care. Jobs here included, general yard duties, grooming, administering medication, lunging horses, and cleaning tack. I did this until I turned 18 in 2008.
From summer 2008 I worked at Templeton Stud in Kintbury, Berkshire for 2 years under renowned equine vet Caroline Green BVSc MRCVS . I worked as a groom; handling broodmares, yearlings and young foals. This was an intense, hands on job where I was tasked with; mucking out, showing studs/foals to potential buyers/clients, preparing yearlings for Newmarket Sales, administering medication, and rearing orphaned foals.
My work with dogs began in 2009 when I began working for a Dog Walking Franchise based nr Hungerford called, "We Love Pets." My job entailed walking the dogs in groups of up to 4 whilst the owner looked after the Boarding/Daycare dogs at her home.
In 2017, I launched the Woof Pack, offering Dog Walking, Small Pet & Equine Care. In 2019, we started offering Canine Training and Behaviour. Although I have had copious opportunity to gain experience both on the job and shadowing other trainers/professionals; I am a big believer of knowing 'the science' of the methods I teach. This is why I am constantly studying and striving to learn more and in turn OFFER more.
Listed below are my Credentials:
Fully insured with Pet Business Insurance
Canine first aid (CPD Accredited)
DTC (Dog Training College) Approved Dog Trainer
Canine Care & Behaviour AIM.L.2 (OFQUAL Accredited)
Canine Communication Diploma (CPD Accredited)
Pet Psychology Diploma (CPD Accredited)
BHS Gold Member
Level 3 First Aid - Open College of Equine Studies
We are proud to have studied with the following organisations:
We are currently studying with the following organisations: