Hi, my name is Louisa. Before setting up Top Dog Trails, I trained and qualified as a primary school teacher. However, my real passion has always been animals so I decided to make my passion into my business. I have owned a variety of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and fish. I have also supported the Guide Dogs Association with puppy walking which involved training and socialising the puppies to get them ready for advance training. In addition I have spent some time working at a local vets where I was involved in caring for a wide range of animals as well as being able to observe a variety of surgeries. As part of this experience I was asked to hand rear a one day old kitten which was an amazing opportunity and one which I will never forget. My ownership of a variety of pets as well as my involvement in supporting the Guide Dogs Association and my experience at the vets has taught me a lot about handling, training and pet welfare.
I currently own two flat coated retrievers called Ozzy and Asha. If you know the breed you will know they are challenging but also full of character and a very rewarding type of dog. Ozzy was born in June 2014 and loves walking, swimming and retrieving all sorts of objects!! I currently compete in agility with Ozzy which we both really enjoy. Asha was born in April 2016 and is full of confidence and certainly keeps Ozzy busy! She also loves obedience and gundog training, this keeps her brain busy.
I do hope that you will see the passion I have for animals and that I have shared enough to give you confidence that I will do the very best for any pets left in my care. However, if you would like to know more or to ask any specific questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.