To Trudy, the Dogchester was a natural extension of her existing business
and she is passionate about animals particularly dogs.
Below is a little bit about Trudy how The Dogchester Dog Day Care was created!
I have an absolute love for dogs which started at a very early age when I was first introduced to our first family dog Candy and since that day I have always shared my life with a four legged friend or two. After I left collage I started an apprenticeship at Guide dogs for the blind & after 3 years training I became a qualified instructor, following the closure of the centre I transferred & worked at the NCDL (now known as Dogs Trust) which is where I found a passion for dogs in rescue & became a Behaviourist, during my time with the NCDL I also discovered my love for bull terriers when Horace & Lilly entered my life, it is thanks to Horace that I gained my qualified in canine nutrition (level 3 Canine nutrition at The Animal care college) & for the opening of the Pawtisserie due to his many ailments, allergies & intolerances it is also due to Horace that I gained a behaviourist qualification due to his cheeky little ways.
I worked at NCDL for 5 years & decided to head back to collage & become a vet nurse however upon completion of the qualification my heart was in rehab & so I decided to open a hydrotherapy & rehabilitation centre in 2010 following the completion of my level 3 diploma in Canine hydrotherapy along with this I gained a level 3 first aid certificate, Level 3 physiology & Anatomy & level 3 in clinical procedures & conditions I furthered this with a level 3 Diploma in clinical complications & qualified as a small animal first aid instructor. In 2013 I did Canine Sports massage which led onto me starting my diploma in animal Physiotherapy in 2014 which I hope to complete later this year.
I currently have four dogs, Tetley, Maggie, Yogi & Dingle, Tetley is of the grand age of 20.
I look forward to meeting you both at the Dogchester.