Allie Kaufman, Head Coach
Allie graduated from Drama School with a BA Hons degree. She then devoted her time to Dogs Trust, working as a canine Carer, training and caring for the dogs in the rehoming centre. Allie is currently studying for her Level 6 Advanced diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour (Canine). Although not the conventional route into dog training, her previous training and experience has really helped her within her role as a Dog School Coach.
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!
Tom Nunez, Coach
Tom began working with dogs as a volunteer in 2017 with Blue Cross. He then moved onto an Animal Welfare Assistant role for 3 years, providing essential care and training, while helping dogs (and other pets, too!) to find new homes. Tom continues to develop on a keen interest in dog training and behaviour through attending courses and seminars, plus digesting books and podcasts. He’s excited to begin his journey with Dog School and looks forward to helping owners and their dogs to live more harmonious lives. In his spare time, Tom enjoys walking, reading and spending time in the great outdoors.