My story

Rescuing Oreo seven years ago has been life changing in a beautiful way. He was a 4 months old puppy, full of ticks and fleas, with a tummy so bloated he could hardly walk, and he had been locked up in a stable during the most critical stage of his life.


So far he has been my biggest challenge and invaluable mentor. I am sure I would not have been on this path had it not been for his difficult puppyhood (and perhaps genes) that resulted in his anxious demeanour.

When he developed a severe fear of other dogs I set up D&B Doggy Daycare so that he had a safe environment to run free and socialise with his favourite friends. From then on I studied, got qualified as a dog trainer and now I am helping other rescue dog parents prepare their pups for whatever life challenges come their way.




Art conservation, BA, Technical Educational Institute of Athens, Greece, 2006-2010

History of Design, MA, Royal College of Art/Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, 2014-2016



Professional Daycare and Boarding, Level 3, OFQUAL, 20/10/2019

Principles of Dog training and Behaviour, Level 3, IMDT, 7/7/2019

         Career as a dog trainer, 28-29/4/2018

         Practical Instructor, 28-31/5/2018

First Aid Certificate, 20/12/2016



The consultation and follow up report, IMDT 2-3/6/2018

The perfect puppy foundations, IMDT, 9/6/2018


Dealing with the boogeyman- helping fearful reactive and stressed dogs, Amy Cook, FDSA

Management for reactive dogs, Amy Cook, FDSA

Relationship building through play, Denise Fenzi, FDSA

Finding five- training for a busy world, Chrissi Schranz, FDSA

Naled it! Nail trimming, Deborah Jones, FDSA

Seven days to a more confident dog, Julie Daniels, FDSA

Transforming triggers into cues, Kathy Sdao, FDSA

How to house train your dog, Deborah Jones, FDSA

Crate training dogs: happy crating for life, Sarah Stremming, FDSA

Before Baby! Setting the stage for a new baby in the family, Tania Lanfer, FDSA

After Baby! Promoting safe parallel play and coexistence, Tania Lanfer, FDSA


Lemonade Conference 2020

The empowered dog training Conference 2020

Lemonade Conference 2021



Member of IMDT since 5/10/2018

PPN (Pet professional network)

PIF (Pet Industry Federation)