Since starting Stretch Their Legs in 2018 I’ve had two guiding principles:
I know that entrusting someone with the care of your furry friends can be daunting, so as well as being fully insured, I’m DBS checked, maintain level 2 canine first aid training and always carry a canine first aid kit.
My first visit will be to your house to get to know you and your dog. At this point, I will take notes of any behaviour or health issues and take your vet details and a release form so I can get your dog help in case something should happen.
I have a custom caged van that is fully insulated, has four sizeable built-in cages with lockable doors and escape doors, a dual flow DEFRA approved extractor and air conditioning. It also has LED lighting and I had windows installed so the dogs aren't travelling in the dark. Dogs are always travelled in separate compartments for safety. I have a 25-litre water container and an electric sprayer system onboard for washing dogs after walks so they go home clean, and drying coats for when it's chilly.
I recognise that every dog has its own personality and should be treated as such. To make the walk or visit as happy, fun and relaxed as possible, I’m constantly improving my knowledge and understanding of all things dogs. I am a member of the Canine Principles Skills Hub which is a fantastic resource for owners and professionals alike.
Below is a list of the diplomas and certificates I’ve attained and seminars I’ve attended:
These are a selection of webinars I have completed to keep my knowledge up to date and as part of my CPD: