Joshua Hayward, Head Coach
Joshua has spent the last 4 years working with a small animal veterinary hospital as a veterinary nurse. Whilst working within a veterinary practice, he took time in helping dogs who didn’t really enjoy their trips to the vet. Joshua is happy to help you during the handling element of Dog School classes to come up with some fun ways to make vet visits more enjoyable for your dog!
Joshua ran 'Puppy Parties', which consisted of teaching socialisation and handling techniques, ensuring that owners had a good starting point for training and enabling puppies to have new experiences in a controlled environment.
With all of this experience, Joshua aims to provide a relaxed, rewarding and fun approach to training; building the bond between you and your dog.
Mandy Peplow, Senior Coach
Mandy’s love of dogs turned into a passion when she had a difficult dog. This encouraged her to learn more about dogs that enabled her to understand her dog and develop a good bond built on trust. Mandy enjoyed learning, attending many courses to improve her skills-one of which was the PDTI instructors’ course where she gained her advance dog training instructors’ certification. She has been instructing for 12+ years covering the GCDS of which she is also an assessor across all levels as well as taking 1-1 training sessions with owners who were struggling with their dogs.
Dogs Trust Mission Statement is one that Mandy is very passionate about, and her aim is to continue learning and sharing her knowledge to ensure owners and their dogs have a fantastic relationship.
Charlotte Long, Coach
Charlotte grew up with working dog which is where her fascination with training and dog behaviour began. Charlotte then completed a degree and Research master’s in wildlife conservation, which had a heavy focus on animal cognition and behaviour. Whilst studying, she volunteered for Dogs Trust Manchester and worked at her local kennels, which led to a full-time dog walking business. From her degree, volunteering with Dogs Trust and walking diverse dog breeds from all walks of life, Charlotte gained a passion for animal behaviour, welfare and rehabilitation.
After her studies Charlotte fostered a young German shepherd called Hudson from Dogs Trust Loughborough, which quickly turned into an adoption. Charlotte has loved training and building a bond with Hudson and is thrilled to have been able to give him the love and support he needed.
Charlotte is excited to be able to deliver training and to help owners build a bond with their dogs and give those dogs the best possible start or new start to life.