Becky Ellis, Senior Coach
Becky has over 10 years’ experience working with dogs in Leeds Rehoming Centre team as a Canine Carer. One of her favorite parts of the role was helping to rehabilitate the dogs by training them to become confident, well-mannered members of our society and seeing them into their forever homes.
Becky loves to help owners build a strong bond with their dog using kind, reward-based training. She is particularly interested in self-control training, enrichment, and trick training!
Rebecca Matkin , Coach
Becca began working with dogs from the age of 17 when she started working part time at a boarding kennels. She travelled all the way to Aberystwyth in Wales to study further and gained a first class degree in Animal Behaviour.
After graduating she moved back home to York and spent a month walking on the wild side whilst volunteering at Flamingo Land Zoo! After this she split her time between two part time jobs at a boarding kennels and petting farm, and volunteering weekly at both Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Dogs Trust. In February 2016 Dogs Trust offered Becca a full time job as a Canine Carer.
After three years of helping centre dogs find their forever home, Becca realised she wanted to help spread the word about positive dog training, and jumped at the chance to join Dog School! In her spare time Becca enjoys Zumba classes and running, and cuddles with her guinea pigs Daisy and Merida.
Fiona Barrow, Coach
Fiona has worked in Event Management for over 15 years, before deciding she wanted a change in career and started volunteering with dog trainers and behaviourists in her area to gain some insight and learn about all things ‘Dog’. After 18 months of volunteering, Fiona took on the role of dog trainer and helped run puppy classes with a local trainer whilst still working part time in events, and studying towards a FdSc in Canine Behaviour and Training at Bishop Burton College. Now into her third year of studying, Fiona decided that the time was right to find a full time role in the Dog world and take the next step in her new chosen career!