My name is Alison and I am passionate about animals, learning about animals and helping to improve their lives where I possibly can. The animals that I have shared my life with have provided me with fun, love but also many learning opportunities. My current dogs have ensured I learn through positive, evidence based educational bodies and those that see dogs as individuals; which resonates with my love and respect of animals, their individuality, and my love of learning and psychology. They have been the reason that I have spent the last eight years completing several diplomas, attending courses, seminars and events about canines, their behaviour, pain and therapies that can help them; amongst so many other things.
I am a qualified Canine Behaviour Practitioner, qualified Galen Myotherapist and hold several diplomas in Canine Nutrition.
I am fully insured and hold a recent Disclosure Scotland Certificate, and adhere to the Veterinary Surgery (Exemptions) Order 1962. This means that as I will be putting my hands on your dog when using Galen Myotherapy, vet consent is required under law.
I am working towards being as green as possible, using ethical and environmentally friendly companies; wherever possible. This includes my web host, Ionos.
Diploma in Canine Myotherapy from the Galen Myotherapy ® centre
Understanding and Utilising LED Phototherapy in Veterinary and Animal Therapy Practice CPD
Canine Behaviour Practitioner from The International School of Canine Psychology & Behaviour Ltd (ISCP. Dip. Canine Prac. Level 5 Diploma)
Diploma in Canine Nutrition with Distinction from The International School of Canine Psychology & Behaviour Ltd (ISCP. Dip. Canine Nutrition, Level 5 Diploma)
Certified Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist (DNM University)
Certified Raw Feeding Expert (DNM University)
IMDT Proprioception Instructor course (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers)
Canine Wellness course from Kachine Canine ®
Caroline Ingraham Canine Zoopharmacognosy Gateway 1 & 2
I am currently undertaking CPD training with Galen Myotherapy ® for their Distance Support Programme, meaning I can offer this online for those dogs that would prefer their guardian to treat them as they find strangers stressful.
I am also studying Understanding Stress in Dogs for Canine Therapists with Rose Therapies and Caroline Ingrahams Applied Zoopharmacognosy Module 1 & 2 with the aim of applying for Module 3 Practioner course, among many other courses.
I love learning and strive to keep up with how to understand our dogs.