Professional  Dog


Turning man's best friend into your best friend.

Two places are available for puppy training starting this week, Friday at Leadgate. 

me and bear nesta marisol.JPG

Meet our Trainers

Mechelle is a qualified animal behaviourist (Royal Veterinary College, University of Edinburgh) as well as a dog trainer and has over 25 years of outstanding professional dog experience. She played a major role in the development of the LANTRA (land-based exam board) course in canine first aid and she is also co-author of the K999.direct first aid app.


Mechelle was nominated for Kennel Club National Trainer of the Year 2016. 2017 and 2018 and shortlisted for Trainer of the Year in 2017. In 2019 she was nominated for her Significant Contribution to Dog Training By the KC.


She is a rare mix of both extensive experience and meaningful qualifications. As a fully qualified science teacher too, with over 25 years in secondary teaching, she has exceptional teaching skills, with compassion and a sense of humour. 

Outside of training, Mechelle has been heavily involved in the world of dogs, she was a national breed rescue coordinator, a behavioural consultant for several breed rescue organisations and served on many canine society committees. Alongside these activities, Mechelle is a Kennel Club judge and assessor as well as being an assured breeder. She also acted as an assessor for the charity Wag & Company. 


Amanda is a major part of the team and is a qualified Kennel Club Good Citizen Assessor and has been training dogs for over 25 years.

Claire is our newest addition to the team, she has been training her own dogs for 30 years and is qualified in canine first aid.