Tracy & Adam welcome you to our home.
Tracy has lots of dog experience below & is the main carer for the dogs.
She holds a 5 star licence with East Cheshire Council & is insured under Protectivity insurance. She is a dog trainer by profession & has 3 young boys alongside 2 adorable pet dogs Woody Spinone & Lily Clumber who have been assessed & qualified as pets as therapy dogs. 

About Tracy & the board

I started as a dog walker for 10 years & owned a doggie daycare for 12 years in Stockport, I have worked with dogs since the year 2000. I am a dog trainer for my job at so work part time having lots of time at home to be with my boarding dogs & children. My hubby works from home mainly but sometimes go into work 1/2 days per week. So it's nice as normally most of the day someone is home.

My 3 children are brought up with certain dog guidelines- to let all dogs come to them before touching & give them plenty of space, giving the dog choice is an important key to success of boarding with a young family. They are 8 years, 6 years & 2 years old, all boys (ages last updated for 2024)

We have 2 pet dog- Woody an Italian Spinone (14 years old in April 2024) & Lily a Clumber spaniel x 1/4 Springer spaniel  (5 years old). Both neutered. They are all very sociable & spend time with 100's of dogs per year. Both our pet dogs are Pets as Therapy qualified dogs so have met the criteria set by Pets as Therapy organisation for sociability with people & dogs.

We are based in Macclesfield near Macclesfield General Hospital.

We provide two outings for the dogs per 24 hours these can include rural walks off lead or on a longline, cafe visits, concrete walks, local parks/fields (we stay away from dog heavy parks), hired fields, happy hounds adventure playground for dogs , for our boarders, we do daily doggie activities & enrichment to mentally & physically stimulate your dog. Please click on facility/Structure above on the toolbar for more info. We like to do some dog training each day to switch on your dogs thinking mind & keep pack harmony at home, this can be individual training time or group training time.

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Tracy's experience with dogs

Main achievements in the field

I have performed in Canine Hoopers at the National Pet Show at the NEC Birmingham, in main arena 2019 & 2020

I have performed for the last 6 years (2013-2019) at the Family Pet Show in Agility, Obedience & Canine Hoopers

at Event City & Media City, Salford

I am performing at Edition Dog Live in Stoneleigh for Canine Hoopers in April 2021

I have performed on the BBC Sports Relief Top Dog show, my dog Woody won his heat of Triebbal at the show 2014

My dog Woody was Eddison in Chitty Chitty bang bang at Stockport plaza

I have trained 16,000 children in school assembly's teaching warning signs in dogs (Woody's Way) woody has now retired.

Had a 2 page spread written about the lIfe of Woody (my pet dog) in Edition Dog Magazine

Two of my dogs are qualified 'Pets as Therapy dogs'

I have done live interviews on BBC Manchester & KEY103 (now known as HITS RADIO) on reading dogs warning signals

I have been a judge for Scrufts heats ready for Crufts two years running 2018 & 2019

I have a degree in Animal Behaviour Science

I am qualified guide dog trainer

I run a dog calming supplement called Composed K9 developed under Dog School Live & is now distributed across the UK & manufactured by Oxford Supplement Company.

I run Dog School Live an Online Dog Training Academy with my hubby & work part time as head trainer at Happy Hounds Dog Training School (DTS)

Tracy's Higher qualifications

BSc Hons Animal Behaviour Science Degree
National Diploma in Animal Care and Management
Qualified Guide Dog Trainer for Guide dogs for the blind
Level 3 certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy with small animals

Tracy's Memberships (qualified at)

A dog trainer for Association of Pet Dog Trainer
A Master Dog Trainer with Guild of dog Trainers
A Full Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers
A full member of Pet Professional Guild
Qualified Nutrition Counsellor
Certified in small animal Fist Aid & CPR
Certificate in pet store management
Pets as Therapy Volunteer with two of her pet dogs passed their pets as therapy exam

Tracy's Awards

An Award of Excellence from Millennium Volunteers
Buddy's Award from Hawksmoor for the student that showed the most outstanding contribution during their assessment day in the hydrotherapy pool.
Dolphin Training Academy Basic Award Training, Mexico
Dolphin Training Academy Advanced Award Training, Mexico

Tracy's Experience

Trained as a trainee veterinary nurse
Trained as a groomer
Did 400 hours of volunteering in vets, groomers, kennels & animal charities
Trained & qualified as a small animal hydrotherapist

Tracy's Animal training courses & conferences attended

Certificate in Animal handling, training and Instructing- a course that put a rescue dog through the good citizen scheme
Attended T-touch workshops and courses, Aggression Seminars, Annual Day Seminars with Companion Animal Behaviour Study Group
Attended a day course in canine communication and body language.
BAT (Behaviour Adjustment Training) for Puppies through to Adult Dogs; Prevention and Rehabilitation of Aggression, fear and frustration Course
Managing & Training, Behaviour Counselling, Puppy & Adult Classes, a 4 day course by Dr Iain Dunbar
Dog Law course by Trevor Cooper
Victoria Stilwell (it's me or the dog) Seminar on Common dog issues and aggression in dogs.
Behaviour Adjustment Training Instructors Course for 5 days, passed the exam to become a CBATI
A Shadow day at School for Paws in Shrewsbury
Puppy Development course with IMDT (institute of Modern dog trainers)
4 day Instructors course with IMDT
A seminar in Force Free dog Training by Chriag Patel
Wag Together Conference at A4D talks on Dog Reactivity/aggression by James Carroll, Debbie Busby & Sarah HB
2 day Trick training course with Nando Brown
Agility 3 day Instructors course Level 1 Kim Hunt
Agility 3 day Instuctors course Level 2 Kim Hunt
Shadowing the UK champion in Agility Shaun Hunt
Scent work Level 1 by Helen Greenly
5 days shadowing Crufts Champion Di Martin in scent work & obedience
Bite Prevention Seminars - Victoria Stilwell MAY
Wag Together Conference at A4D talks by BUD programme, hearing dogs & Di Martin (crufts champion) doing a demo/talk
How to change predatory chase behaviour in dogs by David Ryan Seminar
Clicker Exp 3 Day conference 2014 & 2015 & 2019
Happy Recallers by Nando Brown in December
Canine Nutrition Course & raw feeding
Training Chickens level 1 with Chirag Patel
Professional Animal Trainers Level 1 course at Paradise Zoo in london
Training Chickens level 2 with Chirag Patel
Dog Assault course
Bite Prevention course 2014 & 2015
Ken Ramirez course
Chicken Training level 3- polishing a dog trainers motor skills
Grumpy Dog Course IMDT
Dog Training with Iain Dunbar
Susan Friedman 2 days course in animal behaviour
Visit to Amazing Animals
Separation Anxiety training course with Positive Animal Solutions
National Bite Prevention Course 2015, 2017, 2019
Dog Precision course
Dog KC Sports course
Woof Conference 2017 & 2019
Kathy Sado course
Dog Cognition course
Attended 2 x Dog Fest Festivals
Pet Industrial Summit in Orlando Florida
Puppy Conference 2018 (coming up)
Dinner with 8 trainers in London
Canine Conference 2019
Craig Oglive- workshop on impulse & high arousal in dogs 2019

Online Reactivity course & Research papers online course with APDT 2020

Canine Social Behaviour - Body Language & Emotions with Camille Ward Phd CAAB - About Dogs LLC - 6 Week Course - March 2022

Association of Pet Dog Trainers - Rethinking Puppy Classes with Adam Delderfield - April 2022

Errorless Learning in Canine Scent Detection Training - April 2022

Agility Trainers Workshop - 2021

Agility Workshop - 2022

Online first aid for dogs course 2023