After assisting with puppy and dog training classes for 5 years, she took the leap into working as a full time dog trainer in 2016 and has been providing one-to-one pet dog training, behaviour modification and scent workshops as Carefree Dogs ever since. When Alison adopted a nervous young Pointer X Labrador named Peg, she immediately started using scentwork to build trust and confidence with her. She added a Working Cocker Spaniel puppy to the household in 2017 and is teaching him Mantrailing.
She is now a Sarah Whitehead’s Clever Dog Company Method Licensed Trainer, writes a regular column on dog behaviour and training for Dogs Today Magazine and is doing her Ttouch Practitioner Training with Sarah Fisher.
Alison is always keen to help people better understand their animals, improving the lives of both animal and owner using kind, effective methods. She is very pleased to be working with The Haven Dog Centre team to deliver high quality, enjoyable workshops for everyone.