Our behaviour counsellor Jenny Green is a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Animal Training Instructor (via the ABTC).
Jenny founded Bells and Whistles in 2009 after 3 years with the RSPCA. Having worked in the animal industry since her teens, Jenny has extensive experience handling difficult dogs as well as a wide range of other species. With a master’s degree in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from Southampton University as well as regular attendance at seminars and training events, Jenny is well placed to help with a variety of behavioural and training issues. Jenny is Certificated Member of the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clincians (FABC).
As a youngster, Jenny enjoyed the company of cats, horses, chickens, sheep & even a couple of lizards. While the bulk of Jenny’s work is now with dogs, she regularly sees other species. Jenny is also a Puppy School tutor, teaching a specialist puppy training course designed by renowned author and behaviourist Gwen Bailey.
Jenny lives with her family on their small farm, with 2 dogs, a terrier crossbreed named Silky and Foden who is a Springer Spaniel x Rottweiler. She also has two highland ponies, Hannah and Hamish bred by Jenny's mum Marlene. Jenny is keen to promote the use of positive reinforcement training with horses.
Claire Hallett is a Puppy School Tutor and also holds an Animal Behaviour degree from Bristol University. She works at Battersea Old Windsor, teaches some of the Little Marlow classes and covers holidays.
Melanie Mathews has recently joined us as an assistant, she is currently working through her training to become an associate Puppy School trainer.
Photo Credits: Sacha Bridger
(except Foden as a pup credit Dan Green)