Emily and Roz first met when Roz helped with her family dog’s behaviour. Roz has a fond memory of the time they all did a tracking session together and Poppy tracked Emily and her sister who had run and hid in a hedge (for Poppy to find I might add!)
Two years later, Emily then came on board as a dog walker for Roz and shadowed the puppy classes to learn more while studying for her degree. Eventually she was snapped up by The Dogs Trust. Roz was thrilled when Emily reached out during Covid and immediatly offered her the opportunity to work as a puppy class head coach and 1-2-1 trainer.
Emily’s CPD is as follows….
2018- First class BSC honours degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare science from the University of Bristol
– Shadowed Dr Sagi Denenberg Langford Veterinary Behaviour Clinic
– Tuition from Dr Emily Blackwell
2016-2018 Dogs Trust Dog School Bristol volunteer
Dec 2018- Dec 2019 Senior coach for Dogs Trust Dog School Devon (puppy, adolescent and adult classes and 121’s)
During this time Emily attended the 2 day Dogs Trust conference 2019 and received extensive training from the Dogs Trust via Rachel Kitson.
-APDT qualified/ member
-Canine first aid qualified
“I have always been passionate about working with animals and from a young age I have surrounded myself with lots of species volunteering at Noahs Ark Zoo Farm and the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. My focus on dogs was ignited by my family’s first pet- an 11 year old deaf spaniel we adopted from Bristol Dogs home. I was determined that my old dog would learn new tricks so I spent lots of time learning about positive reinforcement training. We later adopted Poppy as a puppy, now a 7 year old staffy x collie x Lab. She helped me learn all the joys and difficulties of raising a puppy and I knew this was something I wanted to help other people with. I love seeing the progress during puppy training and watch the bond develop between the owners and dogs. My experience in working with adolescent and adult dogs grew during my work with Dogs Trust, and I continue to keep my knowledge on dog behaviour, body language and training up to date”.
Business owner of Emily Coombe- Positive Dog Training