I then went on to complete a successful year at Otago University studying for a Bachelor of Science (Zoology). However, I developed a niggling restlessness that led me to follow my heart to a more integrated and practical approach to work with animals. This then saw me completing a Bachelor of Applied Animal Technology (B.A.A.T.) at Unitec New Zealand. It was during the second year of this degree that I set up my consultancy (2004), after substantial work experience with dogs both professionally and in the voluntary realm, keeping me busy in the field.I now have a beautiful family in the mix, as well as two truly character-filled Border Terriers, by the name of Trev and Lily, with a tolerant mostly ;-) black and white moggy named Isobelle.
*My aim with Dogs Best Friend is to bring long term happiness to each and every dog I encounter and thus improve the overall pack dynamic also, that he or she lives in.
When out and about, keep an eye out for me and my number plate SPKDOG and if you'd like to read more about my story, check out my book 'Big Dog, Small Dog - Make your dog happier by being understood' in association with HarperCollins Publishers.