Suzie Douglass, Head Coach
Suzie has over 10 years’ experience working with dogs, starting in boarding kennels before joining the Dogs Trust team at Darlington as a Canine Carer. One of her favourite parts of the role was helping to rehabilitate the dogs before waving them off to their forever homes. After relocating, Suzie then joined Dogs Trust Leeds as a Canine Carer before moving on to become Senior Coach for Dog School. Suzie has diplomas in Animal Management and Dog Behaviour, and has recently completed a CPD course in Animal First Aid.
Suzie has a soft spot for busy Spaniels, having grown up with a Springer and two Cockers.
In her spare time, Suzie and her partner have recently renovated a van into a camper for days out hiking in the countryside and will be looking to adopt a rescue dog next year to join them on their adventures.
Abby Tarleton-Hodgson, Senior Coach
Abby has a Level 3 Animal Management Canine and Companion subsidiary diploma in which she achieved a distinction. She is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (01438) and before joining us at Dog School, has worked in kennels with a variety of different breeds and temperaments.
Abby has two young dogs, a very energetic Malinois and a very foody Chocolate Labrador! In her spare time she enjoys taking them to lots of new exciting places to explore, and do bits of training obviously! Abby enjoys helping owners who come to Dog School reach their full potential with their dogs, and watching as their bond and relationship grow.