For 20 years, I worked in the corporate world, ranging from selling bugging devices and security cameras to working for a Private Detective agency (just call me “Shoestring”).
I was then made redundant and went into web design, hosting and SEO work. However, this involved sitting in front of a PC all day and whilst I enjoyed playing with websites, I much prefer being out in the great outdoors, so I decided to combine my love for dogs and the outdoors together and started Finchley Dog Walker in 2011.
I am also a qualified Archery and Air Rifle instructor with the scouts and enjoy regular outdoor activities such as camping, sailing and kayaking.
As a member of the scouts, I have a full Enhanced DBS along with child protection and first aid qualifications.
Once I finally found the career I was intended to follow, I did a lot of research and poured a lot of time into my dog walking business to ensure it is the best, safest and rewarding service available and offering bespoke pet care and dog walking.
This has included taking K9 first aid courses so that should the worst happen, I can deal with the situation in a safe, calm and efficient manner and currently studying Dog Behaviour as well as helping out with Tip Top Dog School.
Love of Dogs
My love of dogs dates back to when I was a kid and brought up in a pub with two German Shepherds called Tour and Beauty. We then went on to have various other dogs, including the breed most personal to my heart–the Border Collie.
I currently own two dogs, both of which are Ten-years-old
Missy–a Collie who loves to play ball and a Speagle (Spaniel Beagle mix) named Roxy.
Roxy is a rescue dog that I found abandoned on a motorway in a terrible condition and nurtured her to full health myself. Roxy suffers from many allergies, and so. As a result, I have learnt a lot about natural feeding and various health supplements.
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