Jenny Mee, Head Coach
Jenny has worked in training and behaviour for many years, since graduating from The University of Lincoln. She went onto gain a PGCE and has worked as an animal care lecturer for 11 years, teaching mostly training and behaviour.
She also ran her own dog training and behaviour consultation business, before joining Dog School, teaching group training classes, one to ones and fun agility sessions. She is a full member and assessor for the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and owns a Bull Mastiff called Teddy, plus two Springer Spaniels, Betsy and Bailey.
Jenny loves training all dogs, but is particularly experienced with working breeds and high energy dogs, ensuring owners understand the importance of mental stimulation as well as just physical exercise. Jenny takes the lead on a lot of our workshops, particularly the agility and gundog sessions. She also has a special interest in developing safe and positive interactions between dogs and babies / small children, as a Mummy herself to two lovely girls.
Hannah Harris, Senior Coach
Hannah studied at Nottingham Trent University, graduating with a Masters in Animal Health & Welfare and with a special interest in dog training, behaviour and welfare. She is also a humane educator, specialising in teaching empathy and compassion between humans and animals.
Hannah previously ran puppy and adult classes and worked on canine behaviour and welfare research projects.
Hannah’s dog, Narla, is a 10 year old Border collie who loves everything ball shaped! They spend their time together learning new tricks and finding long muddy walks. Hannah recently trained Narla to utilise her senses and they now enjoy regular sniffer training sessions!
Colleen Booth, Coach
Colleen joined Dog School in 2017, having spent the previous five years working at the Dogs Trust Loughborough Rehoming Centre as a Trainer. Whilst at the centre, one of Colleen’s main specialisms was muzzle training and she successfully developed and ran the centre’s muzzle programme – training both dogs and staff on the most positive ways to introduce muzzles to dogs.
She has brought an excellent wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and particularly enjoys teaching the handling and recall elements of our classes. At home she has two Chihuahuas; Princess Twilight and Woogie Bear, whom she regularly refers to as “the kids”. She spends a lot of her spare time teaching them new tricks and they even have their own mini agility course in the garden!
Sadie Utton, Coach
Sadie studied at Brooksby College and gained her Level 2 Diploma in Animal Management at distinction level. She worked for a RSPCA rehoming centre as an animal care assistant, before joining Dog School. Sadie volunteers for Harvey’s Army, which helps reunite lost, found and stolen pets with their owners.
Sadie has 3 dogs; Sheba, Milly and Poppy. Sheba is a 9-year-old Labrador x Staffie x Boxer, a clever girl who loves learning new things! Milly is possibly a Lhasa Apso x Poodle and is around 3 years old. Milly was a stray dog on a building site, whom Sadie rescued through Harvey's Army. Milly loves training and went on to be a doggy pupil at Dog School Loughborough! Poppy is a 14-year-old Papillion, who is blind and has a neurological condition, as well as bad legs. Sadie fostered her for 3 months, before deciding she couldn’t part with her and so adopted her!