I have moved to the UK more than a year ago to pursue my passion of becoming a dog behaviourist. Hopefully in time i will be able to study behaviour of other pets as well. I have grown up surrounded by animals. and because there were not many kids to play with where I lived I observed and learned about the animals around me. Ever since I can remember I have been around cats and I am very attuned to their behaviour and needs. I have also been riding horses since I was 12 and I own a retired horse back home in Slovenia. In addition, I have owned and taken very good care of plenty of animals throughout my life from ferrets, rats and gerbils to guinea pigs, rabbits and insects.
I have spent two years volunteering at the local shelter, where I socialised, trained and rehabilitated dogs with behavioural issues and where I ended up adopting a large dog, who was a handful but the best dog I could have possibly hoped for (my precious Tačko).
I also completed an intense 6-day practical course on dog behaviour and aggression with a renowned behaviourist. I am completing my Pet Sitter Diploma and have completed courses in Animal Welfare and Dog Cognition and Emotion. I have also attended a workshop in pet massages, which I have found very useful.
For the past year I have worked as a privat live-in pet sitter for a high network individual, where I was not only responsible for everything to do with his dog (including veterinary care, international travel, feeding, medicating etc.) but also for housekeeping, organising the household, liasing with other employees, managing his personal affairs etc. I have decided to go on my own though so I can get more diverse experience and learn more. So all in all I have proven to be reliable, responsible, loving, dependable and good with animals and people.
What makes me unique is my professionalism in the field of animal care. For me it is not just a fun job, it is something I am very passionate and serious about.