Amy Ross, Head Coach
Amy began working for Dogs Trust in 2011 in the roles of CC2 Rehomer and then CC2 Rehabilitation Trainer helping to find the centre dogs their forever homes. After working with the centre dogs for 7 years Amy decided she wanted to spread the word about positive training and was extremely excited at the opportunity of working for Dog School. In her spare time Amy and her 4 dogs love attending scent work classes. Amy is a keen long distance runner and she enjoys running canicross with her dogs on a weekend.
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 pig Elsa.
Fiona Barrow, Coach
Fiona is busy settling into Dog School - please check back soon!