Beth McDonald , Head Coach
Beth has always had a strong passion for working with animals and has completed a degree in Animal Science, which focused mainly on animal behaviour and welfare. Since her degree, she has worked in veterinary practices, rescue centres and as an animal keeper. As an animal keeper, Beth’s love for animal training grew stronger and she found herself training a pack of hybrid wolves, with which she worked very closely - she still goes to visit them on a regular basis! Since working with the wolves, Beth has developed a strong interest in canine behaviour and enjoys helping owners understand and develop a life-long bond with their dogs.
Beth started out at Dog School Shropshire in October 2017 as their Coach. With determination, she has earnt a position as Head Coach. Beth loves nothing more than coaching and making dog training fun and enjoyable.
Lisa Hough, Senior Coach
Lisa has always had an ambition to work with animals and is currently working towards a Diploma in Canine Care, Welfare and Behaviour. Lisa has worked within a boarding kennels environment since a young age, working with a variety of breeds and temperaments, which has fuelled her passion towards dog training after working alongside a trainer and gaining an abundance of knowledge and experience.
Outside of work Lisa can be found spending time with her two dogs; Hugo a Bichon Frise and Szep a Hungarian Visza. She enjoys taking them for long country walks in the local Shropshire countryside.
Laura Jackson, Coach
Laura has a keen passion for dogs and training, she has recently joined the team as a Coach after leaving to have her son, Arthur who is now 16 months old.
Laura has always loved being around dogs and spent many years in kennels and volunteering with difficult dogs, previously to leaving the team Laura was senior coach at Dog School Shropshire & Cheshire. When Laura isn’t working you will find her enjoying time with her family and friends, visiting her favourite places such as the beach and going on long walks. Laura has also completed a National Diploma in Animal Care and Management.
Laura has two Australian Terriers, Alfie & Tootsie and has cared for many different breeds too.
Eleanor Dawson , Coach
Eleanor has always been passionate about working with animals and completed a diploma in Animal Management after leaving school, where she learnt about multiple aspects of animal care including training. Once Eleanor learnt all about training animals, she went on to complete a degree in Animal Behaviour and Psychology so she could land her dream job! Throughout university, she developed a passion for canine behaviour and training by completing a work placement in a behavioural veterinary clinic.
After completing her degree and working in a pet shop, Eleanor started working for Dog School in October 2019 and absolutely loves meeting and training different types of breeds. She is fascinated by canine behaviour and enjoys getting to know each new dog who comes to class.
Although Eleanor does not yet own a dog of her own, she can be found spending a lot of time with her spoiled guinea pig, Fidget.