Meet the Suppawt team

Lily dog behaviourist


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

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dan trainer


Dog Trainer

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

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Qualifications and training

Passed the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Instructors Course - Advanced

Real world empathetic approaches ro dog to dog reactivty - Anushree Thammanna - 15th Feb 2024

Do No Harm dog training - Linda Michaels - 15th Feb 2024

A Dog Centred Approach to Reactivity - Andrew Hale - 14th Feb 2024

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


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