Emma Armitage , Head Coach
Emma came to Dog School in April 2016, prior to that she has worked voluntarily in Pet Dog Training for 10 years. Emma has a completed a diploma in Dog Behaviour and is an APDT Member.
She shares her home with 4 rescue dogs: a blind rescue Labrador called Albert, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Ivy, a Labrador x Beagle called Douglas and a Rottweiler called Filip. In her spare time, she competes in Agility and Obedience and has recently started training in Rally Obedience and Hoopers.
Kerrianne Thomasson, Senior Coach
Kerrianne started as a Canine Carer at Dogs Trust Manchester, where she spent 3 years carrying out daily care, handling and training for our centre dogs - she also completed several dog training courses whilst there. Kerrianne joined Dog School Shropshire & Cheshire in 2018 as their Coach, but has recently moved to Dog School Manchester as Senior Coach!
Kerrianne has previously achieved Triple Distinction in National Diploma Animal Management and has been volunteering at numerous rescue centres for over 4 years.
At home, Kerrianne has Sam the Springer x Collie, Skyla the blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Tilly the Miniature Schnauzer. Kerrianne is extremely passionate about dogs and their welfare, and loves getting to teach this in class.
Sophie Taylor , Coach
Sophie started her time with Dogs Trust as a Dog School volunteer before gaining a position as a coach. She has graduated with a degree in BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare.
Sophie owns 1 rescue dog, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross called Reggie.