Meet the Pawfect Dogsense Team
Hannah Molloy – MD of Pawfect Dogsense
Hannah is our head behavioural specialist and the managing director of Pawfect Dogsense. With a BSc honors degree in Animal Behaviour she has been studying and working with dogs for over 15 years. She has worked as a training and behavioural advisor for Dogs Trust and appeared on BBC Radio WM as their resident dog geek, dishing out advice on air about all manner of doggy problems. She won the award for best presentation at the first International Animal Training Conference for her talk ‘Dog body language: Myths and Mirroring’ in 2013 and has gone on to design many other education streams and workshops ever since. She is a registered temperament assessor for the charity Pets As Therapy and also co-ordinates fundraising activities and talks about the charity Medical Detection Dogs in her spare time. Her areas of special interest are dog body language, cultural attitudes to dog ownership, & the human and canine bond.
‘Dogs are amazing. I could have worked with any species but after graduating I came across the research published by Medical Detection Dogs that proved dogs can reliably detect cancer with their noses.. before any human test could show it was present!! This research only happened because hundreds of people were claiming their dog had detected their own cancer without being trained to do it. That was it for me.. the stark realisation that dogs have been walking with us for so many thousands of years, their sensitivity allows them to detect human disease!! But it wasn’t just that, for this research to have happened 2 other factors are at play.. 1. The dog felt it could communicate this info to its owner… and 2. The owners were sensitive enough to listen to their dogs!! AMAZING!!
And yet.. what we ‘know’ about dogs culturally is so confused that dog welfare is still a huge problem across the world. Trainers still insist on teaching heavy handed tactics to create or punish normal behaviour and new dog owners are squashed and baffled by all the conflicting advice they hear in our industry.
So we stand up for dogs as a species. We teach owners to read their body language and sift through the cultural knowledge we have about dogs, separating fact from fiction. Dogs have evolved with us, they are willing workers, companions and friends and the time is now to give them the respect and patience they deserve.
Our mission is to open the eyes of every owner.. and teach them to speak dog!’
Kayleigh – Pawfect Trainer
Kayleigh is one of our force free dog trainers and runs puppy & beginner clicker training classes alongside providing private 1-2-1 puppy training consultations. Having trained her own dog with Hannahs help over 3 years ago, Kayleigh took to canine education like a duck to water. She gained a distinction in her Canine Behaviour Training Course with the Centre of Excellence and is now working toward completing her Diploma in Canine Communication whilst working full time as a trainer and walker. Kayleigh specializes in clicker training and puppy socialisation and she’s trained her own dog Archie to earn his keep by loading and unloading the washing machine. And when he’s not hard at the housework he takes his skateboard out for a ride too!
Amanda – Pawfect Trainer
Amanda is one of our fantastic puppy trainers and canine educators. Amanda came to us originally as a client with a reactive German Shepard puppy called Kobi that had sadly experienced 2 other unhelpful trainers before he worked with our force free methods. With a background as a primary school teacher Amanda’s patience and knowledge of special educational needs was perfect for kick starting her specialist study in dog behaviour and training. Amanda has completed Diplomas in Animal Psychology and Canine Behaviour, Psychology and Training. She is currently working towards completing Lv. 4 Canine Behaviour and Nutrition as well as running our puppy training and beginners group classes on Sundays!
Chloe in the Office – Pawfect Dogsense HQ
Chloe is the powerhouse of Pawfect Dogsense working tirelessly in the office managing the diary, arranging consultations, talking to clients and keeping track of our social media streams and website. She can often be found smoothing the long ears of her basset hound Molly or distracting her rescue beagle Cassie away from her favourite game ‘opening the fridge’! Chloe has seen Pawfect Dogsense grow over the last 5 years and has helped with puppy classes, marketing missions, fundraisers and provided stooge assistance for dogs with reactive clients.
There is no end to the talents of Hannah’s patient and positive PA.