Our Dog Trainers
Find out all about our North Devon dog trainers who have a range of specialisms to help train your dog.
Rachael founded The Haven Dog Centre Ltd with her son, Liam Landymore in 2015. For over four years Rachael worked for the renowned Puppy Gurus as a senior trainer and set up The Haven when Puppy Gurus closed down. She is a Into Dogs Certified Trainer, ACE Advanced Tutor, VSA Faculty Advisor and a Qualified TTouch practitioner – you won’t find many dog trainers as highly qualified as Rachael!
Liam started dog training at the age of 7 and started dog training courses at the age of 14, and his knowledge is expanding all the time. Liam first found his passion for dog training when he started training Charlie his Dogs Helping Kids Support School Dog, Charlie has helped Liam overcome depression and PTSD. Due to the help that Dogs Helping Kids gave to Liam, he started to highlight the great work DHK does and soon became DHKs young ambassador, and teenage advisor.
Millie Robinson has spent her entire life around animals, learning from an early age that their welfare and wellbeing was of utmost importance and strived to dedicate her life to helping animals in any way she could.
Fast forward a few decades, 9 of which being spent studying at university, a few career changes within veterinary and rescue work and Millie is now a fully qualified, self-employed veterinary physiotherapist who believes she has finally found her place!
Bianca is a proactive consultant Animal Nutritionist. She runs Major Referrals UK a veterinary referral service, formulating personalised complete and balanced diets for pets, working with high profile veterinary practices and celebrities around the world. She is also a consultant for multiple pet food companies.
Bianca is truly passionate about improving the standards of nutrition for our pets. Raising awareness within the veterinary industry and directly to pet owners about current industry diets and how they can be improved.
Regularly lecturing throughout the UK and Europe, Bianca explains how diets can directly effect our pets behaviour. Via manipulation of dietary components as well as the method they are provided, she shows owners how diet can play a key role in improving behaviour and welfare for our pets.
We are so pleased to welcome Katie Corin to The Haven Dog Centre’s team.
Katie currently helps out with the puppy parties held at Witten Park Vets in Northam, where she also works as a receptionist, and when time allows will help Rachael and her team with classes in the evening.
Katie spent just over 2 years working at the Dogs Trust in Ilfracombe getting down and dirty with the homeless hounds in kennels. After leaving the Dogs Trust she spent a lot of time helping a puppy training class in Barnstaple, Puppy Matters, gaining lots of experience and knowledge.
She currently lives with Adah, a lurcher from the Dogs Trust, Lola a westie who is thought to be from a puppy farm and is a very nervous little soul and Hodgie, another little westie with a big personality! They all have their quirks, but she thoroughly enjoys working with all 3 dogs to over come their troubles with positive reinforcement and lots of treats!
She has a keen interest in dog body language and is hoping to do Sarah Whiteheads talk dog! course very soon
We are so pleased to welcome Phil Hammond to The Haven Dog Centre’s team.
Phil began working at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe in 2016, starting out as a Canine Carer before later joining the centre’s Training and Behaviour Team as a Dog Trainer. He’s now also on hand to assist Rachael and the team with evening classes at the Haven Dog Centre.
We are so pleased to welcome Alison Mercer to The Haven Dog Centre team. Alison will be running scent workshops, special events and the new scent club.
Trainee Assistant Dog Trainer
Sabella has an extended diploma in animal management after completing a two-year course. During this time she had lots of hands-on practical experience with a vast variety of animals including exotic species.
Sabella completed over two years of work experience with us at The Haven Dog Centre to help her gain the knowledge and confidence that she will need for a career in the industry. Sabella has always been passionate about working with dogs. She grew up around them and now lives with a Jack Russell Terrier called Chester who is visually impaired.