I work closely with rescue centres to improve the quality of life for dogs waiting for adoption by training and giving them mental stimulation, helping to encourage volunteers and delivering KONGs to shelter dogs
RESCUE DOG TRAINING
Training rescue dogs in shelters and in their new homes not only helps to get them adopted, but also helps to ensure that the dogs stay in their new homes and are less likely to return to the shelter as a result of unwanted behaviours
Posting photos and videos of the dogs that I work with at the rescue shelters gives them more coverage and shows the dogs as individuals, portraying their character which can help them get adopted!
About My Mission
Shelters are overrun with rescue dogs that need to find loving homes for a chance at a better life. I am dedicated to using my 9 years experience with training dogs to help increase the adoption rate at as many shelters as possible. Using positive reinforcement training, clicker training and a lot of love, I aspire to boost the profile of rescue dogs, match them up with their forever homes and raise awareness/donations for the rescue centres that give these dogs a safe place when they need it most.LEARN MORE ABOUT MY MISSION
Here are the most recent statistics of acheivements from my rescue mission!
raised for rescue shelters
KONGs filled and delivered to rescue dogs
dogs adopted through SRM
Affiliations & Certifications
I have certifications with the ISCP and the Karen Pryor Academy, among others…
What I Do
From shelter enrichment to training newly homed rescue dogs out of bad habits, here are some of the things that I do:
RESCUE DOG TRAINING IN NEW HOME
Do you feel you need some extra post-adoption support with your rescue dog? Whatever the problem may be, I can provide you with a training plan or visit your home to help provide you with the right tools and communication techniques for you and your dog. I use only positive reinforcement and make sure your dog enjoys every step of the training process – like a game! All this training is in return for a donation to the rescue shelter the dog originally came from, and potentially a small fee to cover my travel costs.
PREPARING RESCUE DOGS FOR NEW HOMES
Training a dog before he goes to a new home decreases the chance of the dog being returned to the shelter. Its not uncommon that a dog is sent back to the shelter because of some unwanted behaviour in the home. This can be stressful for both the dog and the adopters, so I do my very best to train the dog all the basic tools to prepare them as best as possible for domestic life.
SHELTER ENRICHMENT GUIDELINES
A dog’s stay in a shelter doesn’t have to be boring/stressful. I am able to visit rescue centres to train staff to be equipped with a few ways that they can make shelter life more pleasant for the dogs and themselves alike. Fulfilled, happy dogs mean making the staff’s life easier and informed staff can help to boost the chance of a dog finding a suitable forever home quickly!
TIPS AND ADVICE
On this website and my various other platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Youtube), I do my best to provide tips, tricks and advice on all things dog! From my top tips for new dog owners, to my pet peeves, you will hear it all if you connect with me and my rescue mission. The dog world is ever evolving and new, updated information is being released all the time, so I try my best to stay on top of it all and bring it to you as best as possible – all for the love of dogs.
She’s a wonderful, caring trainer! We are trying to train my rescue dog, Rocco, and she’s managed to get him to “sit” on command! That may sound simple, but 2 other trainers and I have been trying for 3 months. Thank you Stephanie x
Lesley – Rocco’s New Owner
Originally from Akira Dog Rescue
I would like to say a huge thankyou to Stephanie on behalf of myself and our precious residents at Akira Protectora.
She has dedicated her her time to help showcase our dogs in a unique way.
Not only that but she is very calm and kind with her training methods. I was astounded to see the improvement in one of our long term resident’s, in only an hour of Stephanie working with him.
AKIRA in Benissa, Spain
Stephanie captures the dog’s individual personalities in her videos and shows them in a way that is impossible to see in a photograph. She helps to train and enrich the lives of the dogs at Apasa in her free time and regularly encourages donations for the dogs!
APASA in Javea, Spain
Updates, Rescue Dog Welfare and Training Tips
Every month I post updates/tips/guidelines about everything rescue dog related! If you have a rescue or are looking to adopt, keep an eye on this blog for information that might interest you…
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To arrange an appointment, enquire about a dog you have seen on my website or to simply know more about my mission and how you can help, please don’t hesitate to contact me below. If you are a representative from a dog shelter in Spain, please don’t hesitate to contact me to see what I can do for you.