Julie Morrison, Head Coach
Head Coach Julie Morrison was previously a Dogs Trust Training Behaviour Advisor, responsible for training at Dogs Trust West Calder as well as providing advice and support to dogs in their homes.
Julie has a CertHE from Bristol University in Companion Animal Welfare and Behavioural Rehabilitation and has recently completed the Puppy Life Skills course with Lincoln University. Julie has also studied Canine Behaviour with the Natural Animal Centre and Canine Psychology with the Animal Care College. Julie is also an accredited member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (MAPDT 01301).
Vera Da Silva Galamba, Senior Coach
Vera was previously a rehoming and welfare coordinator, working with a variety of rescue dogs of all breeds and ages. Vera has a post-graduate certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy and is currently doing her Diploma of Canine Behaviour.
After working 5 years in rescue, with dogs that have been given up due to behaviour issues, Vera realised she wanted to help people keep their dogs by tackling these issues before they become overwhelming. It was this desire that led her to Dog School: to help the owners and the dogs develop a better relationship.
Rebecca Warburton, Coach
Rebecca was previously a Zoo keeper and spent a lot of her time training exotic animals. Rebecca has attended many animal training seminars and education programmes to gain knowledge of advanced training science and had plenty of experience putting that into practise in her ten years working at the zoo.
Having recently rehabilitated a rescued a pony, Rebecca realised that training was her biggest passion, which then inspired her move to Dog School. Rebecca has always been obsessed with dogs and even though she has worked with some very cool animals, she believes none can beat a dog!
Lis Hardie, Coach
Lis started working with animals by volunteering at a local rescue centre in 2014. This led to her developing a career in rescue, where she found the most rewarding aspect of her job to be training the animals. This passion continued when she spent a year in Australia, volunteering with local animal welfare charities providing training and support.
Most recently she worked in the veterinary environment, providing care for the furry patients recovering from their operations. Ultimately, she realised her love for training and moved over to Dog School where she looks forward to helping owners and their dogs.
She also has a rescue Husky cross called Ellie, who inspires her to learn more each day.