Kirsty McCallion, Head Coach
Before joining Dogs Trust, Kirsty worked as a horse riding instructor for 10 years, teaching young children and adults.
Kirsty started working as a ‘Canine Carer’ for the Dogs Trust in April 2014 at the new Essex rehoming centre. Here she worked her way up to ‘Trainer’ on the Training and Behavioural team, where she could concentrate on helping the dogs that required more support and training before finding their forever homes.
Before moving to Dogs School, Kirsty spent a lot of her time in 1-2-1s with owners that had adopted a dog from Dogs Trust but needed further support and help with training and behaviour. After nearly a year and a half at Dog School London Kirsty is very excited to become Head Coach at Dog School Berkshire.
Chloe Southby, Coach
Before joining Dog School Berkshire, Chloe worked at a local Farm Park developing her customer service skills as well as growing her love for animals. Her love for dogs started when she rescued her 6-month-old, now late, Collie X German Shepard in 2000. They formed a close bond and Chloe is eager to help others build a strong and lasting relationship with their dogs.
Chloe has always been a supporter of animal welfare charities, particularly Dogs Trust and when she saw the chance to become part of the Coaching Team, she knew she had to seize the opportunity. She is looking forward to combining something she loves whilst making a difference to families and their dogs.
In her spare time Chloe enjoys horse riding and dancing. She is looking to adopt a rescue dog in the coming months.
Olivia Shotliff, Coach
Olivia initially worked with horses until she studied Animal Behaviour and Welfare at University alongside working at a Veterinary Practice, this is where she discovered her passion in Canine Behaviour and Training. After finishing her degree, she went to work in a Canine Welfare Charity where she developed the theory she had learnt at University into practice. Olivia found that education was key to improving Canine Welfare and luckily had the opportunity to educate herself and others further at Dog School Berkshire where she helps owners and their beloved dogs learn basic training and life skills to maintain the bond between owner-dog and keep them in their forever homes!