George Harper, Head Coach
George has previously delivered workshops to rescue and rehoming centres throughout the UK on dog behaviour and stress management. He has also worked closely alongside the behaviour and training team of another large dog rescue, to best help dogs that show strong breed traits, such as chase drives and herding instincts; as well as working as part of a team to identify those dogs that would flourish in a working environment. George has rehomed and fostered several dogs, from puppies to seniors, that have had a range of behavioural issues and requirements. George’s current rescue dog is Ruby, a six-year-old Cocker Spaniel, who came to him with very low fitness and confidence levels – both of which have progressed beautifully through using positive reinforcement training.
Chloe Southby, Senior Coach
Before joining Dog School, Chloe worked at a local Farm Park developing her customer service skills as well as growing her love for animals. Her love for dogs started when she rescued her 6-month-old, now late, Collie X German Shepard in 2000. They formed a close bond and Chloe is eager to help others build a strong and lasting relationship with their dogs.
Chloe has always been a supporter of animal welfare charities, particularly Dogs Trust and when she saw the chance to become part of the Coaching Team, she knew she had to seize the opportunity. She is looking forward to combining something she loves whilst making a difference to families and their dogs.
In her spare time Chloe enjoys horse riding and dancing. She is looking to adopt a rescue dog in the coming months.
Beth Harvey, Coach
Beth completed her bachelor’s degree in Zoology at the University of Reading back in 2017. She grew up around many dogs, with her family owning a variety of breeds over the years. Beth decided to pursue a role in dog training and behaviour back in 2020, during which time she began studying a Level 5 Diploma in Canine Behaviour. Prior to coming to Dogs Trust, she worked for a breeding and training business, which introduced her to the world of dog training classes. This experience led to Beth starting her exciting career at Dog School!