Meet the Suppawt team
Founder and Behaviourist
My journey first started when studying a degree in Animal Behaviour. Alongside my studies I shadowed and began to teach at a local dog training club, learning loads of valuable skills and insight.
Following my achievement of a BSc Hons, I began working at the National Animal Welfare Trust, as the Dog Trainer and Behaviour Coordinator. This was an amazing role which taught me so much about not only rescue dogs but working effectively with people.
From here I began this company, specialising in the reactive and rescue dogs that other trainers didn't seem to be able to/want to help. To ensure my knowledge level I joined and was accessed by multiple organisations.
I've been training with Lily now for about 6 months on a 121 basis and I always learn something new each time. She stands out for me because she seems to genuinely understand Luna, what gets her overexcited and frustrated and what training strategies work best to set her up for success. Since training with Lily I feel like I'm better able to connect with Luna and more inclined to have patience when training. My confidence as a handler has grown as a result. I would highly recommend Lily to anyone who wants to build a good relationship with their dog and have some fun in the process.
- Tess Torjussen
Qualifications and training
After a sporting accident, during his time off formal work, Daniel volunteered with reactive and nervous rescue dogs at Pact animal sanctuary. This is where his passion for helping build confidence and the training of reactive and anxious dogs blossomed. After spending time with many varying characters and learning the histories of the dogs, he’d like to share his hands on experience to assist others creating forever lasting companionship with their four legged friends.
We had Dan round for our second 1-2-1 session with Chip today to help with his leash reactivity. I would highly recommend Suppawt Dog Training for anyone looking for some help with their dog. Dan really takes the time to support and work at your dogs pace even when in the 1st visit he was barked at for about 15 mins straight . Dan joined Chip and I on a 1-2-1 walk today 3 weeks after our 1st session and we have really started to see the benefit of our training plan. We still have a way to go with Chip not reacting to everything but he met 2 other little dogs today and the improvements are coming and Walks with Chip are much more enjoyable compared to a few months ago. I look forward to joining the Suppawt Team for some supervised group walks in August with Chip to continue his socialising. Highly recommended for anyone worrying their dog may always be reactive. Thanks for your help Dan
- Chris Wiseman
Qualifications and training
Passed the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Instructors Course - Advanced
Finding and Treating Silent Pain In Pets: Masterclass Series #70. Edward Bassingthwaighte - whole energy body balance. 11th March 2023
Great foundations in Gundog puppies - Elsa Blomster. 3rd March 2023
Dog to dog reactivity - misinformation misconceptions and misunderstandings. Kamal Fernandez. 23rd February 2023
Barking at home. In home behaviours - Renne Rhodes. 22nd Feb 2023
How nutrition affects a dogs world - Laura Bradshaw. 21st Feb 2023
Separation anxiety training - Julie Naismith. 10th Feb 2023
Tails from the dog house - separation anxiety PDC’s. 9th Feb 2023
Canine principles - loose lead walking - 30th Jan 2023
First aid for pets - choking - 13th Oct 2022
Force free behaviour modification for reactivity Keno Conference -Renee Rhoades. 3rd Feb 2022
EMOTIONS, LEARNING AND ANIMAL TRAINING - Karolina Westlund. Jan 2022
Canine First Aid - Paw and Pad Injuries. - Rachel Beans RVN school - 20th Sep 2021
How we are letting our dogs down on walks - Lisa Kerley -23rd of April 2021
Why dogs guard and ways to prevent it - Eileen Koval - 23rd April 2021
Canine confidence - TTouch Taster Course -22nd April 2021
What it takes to create a reliable recall- Kayleigh Stangroom - 21st April 2021
Mantrailing the basics of training dogs to find people -Lisa Gorenflo - 21st April 2021
Improving behaviour by teaching your dog to make better choices -Irith Trietsch - 19th April 2021
Laura Donaldson - Aggressive behaviour in dogs 18th April 2021
TROUBLESOME TEENS: surviving doggy adolescence Dr Amber Batson MRCVS ABTC February 2021
Study and Practice of Canine Self Medication - Caroline Ingraham - December 2020
Understanding back chaining in animal training. Linda Ryan - in Assoc with DTC 18th September 2020
Snappy to Happy: Working with the Aggressive Dog Danielle Beck In Assoc With DTC 29th Aug 2020
‘Dog Tired’ Importance of sleep- Toni Shelbourne In Assoc With DTC 15th July 2020.
Understanding Clicker Training - Linda Ryan In Assoc With DTC 7th July 2020.
Raise your separation anxiety game. Jo-Rosie Haffenden - 3rd July 2020
Susan Garrett’s 5 Step Formula to Creating Awesome Behaviours - In Assoc with DTC 1st July 2020.
Tellington TTouch Training; Calming the over aroused dog. In Assoc with DTC 24th June 2020.
Susan G. Friedman's -'The Learning Planet’ in Assoc with DTC 17th June 2020.
'How the Brain Affects Behaviour’ - Danielle Beck's in Assoc with DTC 10th June 2020
Help! my dog is scared of the vets - Toni Shelbourne in Assoc with DTC 1st June 2020
Quantifying Reliability & Speed of Training - Dr Ian Dunbar in Assoc with DTC. 27th May 2020.
Children and Dogs Workshop - Dog Training College 20th May 2020.
Separation Anxiety Workshop - Dog Training College. 6th May 2020
Reactive Rascals- Dog Training College
FlexiMed Canine First Aid Level 2
Smart Dog Training Working with Reactive Dogs Workshop
Dog Trainer and Manual Therapist
After rescuing my first horse, I got more and more involved in animal welfare and started to undertake the Integrated Master of Veterinary-Physiotherapy at Writtle University College. This course developed my high standard in animal welfare, leading my way to Suppawt. After finishing my bachelor and whilst finishing my master, I decided to help Suppawt spreading awareness about dog’s mental and physical health via their social classes and 1-2-1 trainings. I also provide full body and general condition assessments which can help you getting full support from veterinarian professionals and paraprofessionals and accompany your dog’s therapy journey with personalised manual therapy treatments and general maintenance treatments.
Manual Therapy - Intial assessmnents £45 - follow ups £40
Qualifications and training
Undergoing Integrated Master of Veterinary-Physiotherapy at Writtle University College
Dog Training Consultant
My interest in dog training and behaviour began at a young age when my family dog started to display some fear related reactive and aggressive behaviours. I always knew what a sweet boy he is deep down so it became my mission to try to help him become less scared of things in the outside world! Ever since it has been my passion to continue expanding my knowledge and experience so that I can help as many other dogs and owners as possible through similar journeys.
I have spent 2 years working in dog rescue and although heartbreaking at times it has taught me so much. I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of different dogs all with very different needs and a huge variety of behavioural challenges. I have seen first hand the impact that training and behaviour modification can have on a dogs happiness and overall quality of life. I absolutely love being able to teach owners more out their pups and there is nothing more rewarding than a happy owner and happy pooch!