Emma Woolrich, Head Coach
Emma has always loved dogs, a forever dream to work with dogs and learn more about what they’re ‘telling’ us. Emma started her career 8 years ago, adopting a worried crossbreed dog, Beigy, who became her true inspiration as she needed to ‘speak’ her language so they could live together happily. Beigy also lives with two other dogs, Mic and Kesh. They share their home with three beautiful young children who love learning about appropriate ways to interact with dogs along with training them. Emma studied in her own spare time, researching up to date, reward based training, attending seminars and conferences and learning from some of her best role models.
Emma joined Dogs Trust in 2016, first as a Canine Carer, then as a Rehabilitation Dog trainer, whilst also helping with dog training classes in her own time. Emma has extensive knowledge on reading and understanding various dog breeds and her ultimate goal is to help dog owners understand their pets in order to create that perfect bond that we all desire!
Emma Smith, Senior Coach
Emma has a masters degree in Clinical Animal behaviour from the university of Lincoln, which is where she developed a passion for training and behaviour in dogs and also in reptiles.
Having been a canine carer for the last 7 years at the Dogs Trust Loughborough rehoming centre, Emma has experience of working with and training difficult dogs and smuggled puppies who often require more help adapting to home life, as well as rehoming dogs including ex-sponsor dog Molly!
Emma is well known for her love of giant breeds, having owned Leonbergers and is part of a Leonberger training group who do water rescue training and draughtwork.