Jacky, dog sitter in Canterbury
About Jacky

First and foremost I am a dog lover!

I am passionate about the natural world and have been a dog trainer for the past 28 years, working for a Kent club as well as carrying out 1:1 work with behavioural issues. I am a member of the Kennel Club Accredited Instructors Scheme working towards accreditation and, as such, I train using only positive reward-based methods. My studies in canine/human interactions help me to read subtle canine signals and I always ensure that the dog's messages are respected.

I previously trained my own and other people's dogs for TV advertising work and competed in Obedience and Agility Competitions. I now compete in Talking Dogs Rally Obedience with my own dog as well as judging the sport across the country.

My own dogs are a really important part of my life and I currently share my home with a sociable Chihuahua, Belle and a rescue Boxer, Bodhi. My friend's crossbreed, Kelso, also spends a lot of time with me as I train him for Rally.

I like nothing better than walking and am comfortable and confident with all breeds of dog. I am a reliable and trustworthy person and I ensure that dogs have a fun walk with me which will tire them both mentally and physically. I will never walk more than 2 dogs at the same time in order to ensure that adequate attention is paid to individuals.

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    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for 24h boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: Two
  • Other Pets: none
  • Outdoor space: Garden, Terrace / Patio
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • Dog CPR/first-aid certified
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation