Michelle Radcliffe, Head Coach
Michelle has worked for Dogs Trust since August 1999. She started as a Canine Carer when Dogs Trust Merseyside originally opened. Michelle has seven dogs, four of which are Dogs Trust rescue dogs, as well as 3 rescue rabbits, two guinea pigs and a rescue mouse!
Michelle has a Higher Education Certificate in Companion Animal Welfare and Behaviour Rehabilitation from Bristol University and is a member of both the ABTC and the APDT.
Jason Lavery, Senior Coach
Jason has over 10 years experience of training dogs, including clicker training, distance control, agility, fly-ball and the Psychology of dogs and clients (energy levels to control the environment). He is passionate about developing dogs and their owners in a healthy, positive and enriching environment. He has attended lots of courses, including an APDT Advanced Instructor’s course, Canine First Aid Workshop and Dog Law.
Hannah Bothwell, Coach
Hannah has had a lifelong love for animals that began with walking all her neighbours' dogs and horse riding, which lead her on to study Animal Behaviour at Liverpool John Moores University.
After graduating in 2017 and gaining some canine husbandry experience, Hannah has been volunteering with Dog School Merseyside for over a year.
Hannah hasn't got any pets at the moment but can't wait until she has a suitable environment to introduce a pooch to!