Allie Kaufman, Head Coach
Allie is a qualified dog trainer registered with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and has been working for Dogs Trust since 2015. During this time she has worked in kennels, training and rehabilitating dogs to help them find their forever homes. In 2018, Allie’s passion for teaching led her to join the Dog School team helping support dogs and owners across the south coast.
Allie previously trained and worked as a professional actor for many years and although not the conventional route into dog training, her previous training and experience has really contributed to her role within Dog School.
In her spare time, you will find Allie splashing around in the sea and open water swim coaching, even through the winter months! Brrr!
Fiona Strong, Senior Coach
Fiona graduated from university in 2015 with a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (BSc). She has spent the last 3 years working at Little Valley Animal Shelter in Exeter where she was able to put all the theory she had learnt to use! She loved being able to help make their time in rescue as stress free as possible.
Fiona is looking forward to starting her new adventure at Dogs Trust Dog School and is excited about helping dogs who may not settle as easily as others but also to watch the progression of each and every dog week by week!
In her spare time, Fiona enjoys keeping fit and getting out in the fresh air whether that’s for a long walk, out on horseback or a windswept ride on her bike!
Jody White, Coach
Jody studied animal care and management at college for 2 years whilst volunteering at the local dogs trust rehoming centre and then began her career working with dogs trust back in 2015 as a canine career and progressing to rehomer. Jody spent 4 years with dogs trust before dipping into the veterinary care world for a couple years.
The main focus throughout Jody’s careers has always been working with animals and ensuring they live the happiest and healthiest life possible. Jody is very excited for this new adventure with Dog School and looks forward to helping owners and their lovely companions!
In her spare time, Jody enjoys, cooking, baking, reading and going for long walks and spending time with her canine companion Bonnie, whom she rescued from Dogs Trust 3 years ago.