John-Paul Maguire, Head Coach
Head Coach John-Paul Maguire has his CertHE from Bristol University in Companion Animal Welfare and Behavioural Rehabilitation, as well as gaining his accreditation with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).
John-Paul has worked for Dogs Trust since 2009, where he previously worked as a Canine Carer before taking a role as a Dogs Trust Trainer for the first prison-based dog training programme in the UK. John-Paul joined Dog School as a coach when the project began, before being promoted to Senior Coach and more recently Head Coach. John-Paul has multiple pets at home including a 13-year-old crossbreed named Branston.
Nathalie Fraser, Senior Coach
Nathalie has a degree in Modern Languages and an extensive background in customer service. Having had a lifelong passion for dogs growing up, she has devoted a lot of her spare time to furthering her own knowledge in behaviour as well as developing her practical skills.
Nathalie would love to have a dog but currently has 4 guinea pigs, a cat, 2 hamsters and 2 goldfish.
Jade Steven , Coach
Jade has always had a passion for working with dogs and previously worked in a dog boarding kennels for 6 years before joining Dog School. During this time she also gained a masters degree in Animal Welfare, specialising in Canine Welfare and Behaviour. Jade has my own 4 year old Vizsla called Parker! She is very much looking forward to settling in her new role and meeting everybody and their dogs at classes!
Veronica Nicholson, Coach
From a young age Veronica has always had a passion for working with animals and has always been keen to take on new challenges, having volunteered at a city farm, stables and rescue shelters in both the UK and Thailand. After having studied Zoology, Veronica pursued this interest by becoming volunteer at West Calder Rehoming Centre, before moving on to helping out at Dog School Glasgow to further her knowledge.