Chelsea Martin, Head Coach
Head Coach Chelsea Martin is a professionally certified dog trainer from Seattle, Washington. Her love of dogs stemmed from assisting puppy mill rescue groups with fostering and rehoming. With over 10 years of experience teaching private and group classes, Chelsea specialises in behaviour modification. Over the past decade, Chelsea has managed a large doggie daycare & training facility, worked in a veterinary hospital and spent time as a pet nutrition specialist.
Chelsea loves all dogs, but is especially fond of hounds. She currently owns a miniature dachshund, Apple, who made the big move across the pond with her momma.
Jahnia Riddell , Senior coach
Jahnia started her journey with us at the Dog School as a volunteer, whilst studying for her BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, having already graduated with a Foundation Degree in the same subject at Reaseheath College.
She became a Coach with us in July 2018 after completing her studies and gaining knowledge of the behaviour and welfare of an array of different animals. From September 2019, she was promoted to Senior Coach which saw her take on more responsibilities in her role and apply even more of her knowledge gained from her studies and her previous Coach role.
Jahnia has had a passion for working with animals, especially dogs, for many years now, having gained work experience in local vets and rescue centres. Since rescuing her Boxer dog Harley in November 2018, she has taught Jahnia so much about dog training and behaviour, and continues to do so every day.
Grace Holmes, Coach
Grace also started her Dogs Trust journey as a volunteer after receiving a diploma in Animal Management and a degree in Animal Behaviour from Liverpool. Grace has worked with a large range of animals during her time studying, including at farms, animal units and rescue centres. Dogs remain her firm favourite after being brought up with them. Staffordshire Bull Terrier is her favourite breed - with her own Staff, Reggie, keeping her busy on her days off.