Sophia Fensome, Head Coach
Sophia previously worked as a Training and Behaviour advisor with the Dogs Trust in Newbury, helping many dogs in need find loving homes. Before coming to Dogs Trust she ran her own business as a dog behaviourist in the UK and Ireland, providing individual consultations for owners as well as running mixed classes where her emphasis was on positive training techniques and life skills.
Sophia has a degree in Animal Behaviour Science from Lincoln University and a Certificate of Higher Education in Companion Animal Welfare and Rehabilitation. Her previous jobs include Puppy Socialiser for an assistance dog charity as well as being a Behaviour Advisor for Bath Cats and Dogs home.
Maria Madjirska-Mossop , Senior Coach
Maria joined Dogs Trust 3 years ago as a coach and before that she worked in various animal rehoming centres helping dogs find their forever homes. Since joining Dogs Trust Maria has achieved a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Animal Behaviour from Edinburgh University, she became a member of the APDT and is currently training to become a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist.
She also owns 2 rescue dogs who are constantly teaching her about dog training and behaviour.
Giulia Danielis, Coach
Giulia moved to the UK after completing her Masters in Law and started working in marketing within the Sustainability sector. However, after getting her first very own dog, she realised her true passion was working with dogs.
After enrolling on a Level 3 Diploma in Dog Training and volunteering for Dog School Bristol for a few months, she joined as their brand new Coach in August 2018. Passionate about learning and keeping her knowledge about training and behaviour up-to-date, she has since completed a Level 4 Canine Coaching Diploma with distinction and she is always looking for new courses to refine her skills.
Enthusiastic about sharing positive reinforcement training methods, she enjoys helping owners develop a strong and happy bond with their dogs.