Sam Western, Head Coach
Sam has spent most of her career at Bristol Zoo, working with a wide range of species. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to share her enthusiasm about animals with members of the public. After 12 years it was time for a change so Sam started a job as a dog walker, and has since joined Dogs Trust. Sam has a BSC in Psychology and a DMZAA qualification in zoo keeping.
Sam owns a rescue lurcher called Moo. They enjoy exploring new walks and working on their training journey together.
Bec Konteh, Coach
Bec finished her degree in advertising in 2020 and then decided that actually her passion in life was to train dogs! She then spent the next year and bit gaining as much experience as she could; working as a paid dog walker, as well as for the Cinnamon Trust, and volunteered at dog training classes. At one point she was even helping to train goats and sheep on a farm. She helps look after her families two, now deaf, 12-year-old Sprocker Spaniels and they love when she comes round as she always has treats in her pocket.