MEET THE TEAM
Ellen in a full member of the APDT UK (No. 01465
She is currently studying applied animal behaviour and training at University.
Graduate of CBST of Companion Animal Science Institute.
She attends a variety of courses throughout the year to expand her knowledge.
"I have always loved dogs, having grown up with them all my life.
At 14 I started working at a local kennels which started my interest in dog behaviour.
I went travelling when I was 18, I was lucky enough to get a job as a dog walker for a company who's primary focus was training and behaviour. This is where my training journey started, I attended and assisted in classes and competed my diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology.
Once returning home, I set up The Woof Pack LTD, named after my partners family dog, Charlie, A.K.A Mr Charles Woof. I have since gone on to open the training centre and started University in September 2019"
Cat has studied for the past two years with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and is a certified dog training instructor.
Dogs have always been in my life and understanding dogs better has been a lifelong passion of mine. I graduated with a B.SC Hons (2:1) in Communication Studies within the Faculty of Behavioural Science from the University of Ulster in 1990. That course served to fire my passion and made me want to gain further knowledge about the communication and behaviour of both animals and humans.
After graduating I spent a good few years working in the media and electronic media fields in print, publishing, marketing and electronic publishing for various organisations. I loved working in these roles, I met and worked with many great people, and have gained valuable experience and skills. However, I knew I had to follow my heart and in 2013 took the plunge, left a well-paid, secure job to start a dog walking business in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
I’m always driven to learn more about dog behaviour and communication so I decided to take a dog trainer instructors course and in 2017 I gained my Certificate as a Dog Trainer Instructor from the Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK. I have completed both the foundation and advanced courses they run. I have been working in the dog training field for 4 years now, initially helping out at classes and now running the basic obedience and life skills dog training classes here at the Woof Pack, Halifax.
Head Walker and Trainee trainer
Katie is currently studying to become a dog trainer.
She has attended courses on Canine First Aid, Body Language and is currently enrolled on a distance learning program.