Hi, I'm Helen.

I started my professional canine career in 2013 when I set up Muddy Buddies, a dog walking and day care business, and have been loving this dog life ever since. I am relentlessly helpful in creating a harmonious relationship between pup and human; saving owners from meltdowns.  I teach you to ‘think dog’ – a counsellor of sorts, if you will. 

Sometimes we all need a helping hand. A puppy can throw up all sorts of challenges - I can help you work with your pup so you understand the causes of certain behaviours and how to make them stop. Even better, we can work together early on in your puppy's life so s/he learns all the good things you would like them to do and grow up to be a well balanced dog before any problems arise. 


To my mind, the more you understand your pup's perspective the stronger your relationship becomes and therefore the more peaceful and happy household you will have. 

Prices:  £50/hr for weekday sessions (or £60 for 75mins slot); and weekend sessions charged at £60/hr (or £75 for 75min slot)

Qualifications & Experience

  • BSc Hons Psychology and Anthropology

  • MSc Primate Biology and Conservation

  • Founder and owner of Muddy Buddies – Cotswold Dog Care since 2013 

  • Basic training of stray beach dogs in Goa, India

  • Canine First Aid – multiple ‘hands on’ workshops since 2013

  • Recall workshop – Kay Laurence

  • Expanding Your Force Free Dog Training Toolkit – Chirag Patel

  • Aggressive Behaviour in Dogs – Chirag Patel

  • Errorless Learning – Susan Friedman

  • Living and Learning with Animals – Susan Friedman

  • Canine Communication – The Language of a Species, Predation Substitute Training, Interactive Play Guide, Rock Solid Recall, Clicker Foundations, Clicking for Resilience – Sally Gutteridge

  • 30 days of Canine Science – School of Canine Science

  • Fear – School of Canine Science

Your dog is in safe hands

  • I am fully insured with Pet Business Insurance.

  • References available on request.