Matt Feltham , Head Coach
Matt has worked for several rehoming charities including Dogs Trust Dog School as a Trainer. He has his own Dogs Trust rescue at home - a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross called Joe (or Joe-Bear most of the time).
Matt has an Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management and enjoys keeping up to date with training as much as possible through seminars, workshops and courses.
Heather Graham-Buswell, Senior Coach
After rescuing her staffie Marley and searching rehoming centres Heather decided her real passion was working with dogs.
Heather starting volunteering at Dog Trust Manchester and from there progressed onto working full time in kennels, as a canine carer. Whilst there, Heather carried out daily duties such as handling, giving medications, grooming, bathing and training the dogs ready for rehoming. She had a number of trusted handler dogs whilst there, which needed specific training needs or to build confidence and trust. Heather completed a number of training and behaviour courses, and spent some of her time rearing puppies at the centre. Heather was also a mentor and helped train the new starters.
In Heather’s spare time, she loves to explore new walks with her boy Marley.
Emily Forbes, Coach
Born and raised in Shropshire, Emily started out in equine behaviour before discovering a love of dog training and fully investing herself into the dog world.
She graduated from Harper Adams University in September 2018 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Throughout university she assisted in classes for resident rescue dogs, to help them develop life skills ready for potential new homes.
After attending a course by the PDTI, Emily realised she had a passion for teaching and continued with 1-to-1 sessions for dogs of friend’s and family. She assisted in training classes in Shropshire before moving to Dog School Manchester West as a Coach.
In the future, Emily is hoping to achieve further qualifications in dog training, as well as preparing to get her own dog at home.