Hannah Copeland, Senior Coach
Hannah joined dog school in 2020 and has worked in the animal care industry for almost ten years. In that time, she has worked with a wide variety of species from dogs and cats to snakes and raccoons! She previously worked as a lecturer in animal care and also as senior animal care technician at a local agricultural college. She holds a foundation degree in Canine Behaviour and Training and a level 3 diploma in Animal Management.
Hannah has recently completed a level 3 in Education and Training. Hannah has two dogs, Pebbles and Lulu. Pebbles likes nothing better than to eat and sleep, but loves her training. Lulu was rescued from Dogs Trust Darlington in 2019 and likes quiet walks and playtime with her toys. Hannah enjoys watching dogs and owners progress throughout their courses at Dog School and aims to help them build a strong bond and understand each other better.
Sally Peachey, Coach
Sally joined Darlington Dog School in 2021, after spending five years at Wood Green the Animals Charity where she enjoyed working with all breeds and sizes of dogs and enjoyed training dogs and puppies to be successful in their new homes. Along with providing vital education to new owners to help create a lifelong and fulling relationship with their new dog. During her time at Wood Green, she also loved fostering the dogs who struggled most in kennels and lots of puppies (including a blind puppy) so has a good understanding of what new owners go through when bringing a new puppy home.
Sally has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Behaviour and Marine Biology from Anglia Ruskin University and is currently undertaking a dog behaviourist course in her spare time, along with hoping to become recognised with a membership body soon.
Sally hasn’t got any of her own pets yet... but hoping to change that ASAP!