Helen has worked as an independent trainer and behaviourist for 23 years helping many people develop their relationships and bonds. She is very active within the dog world and proactively supports other local trainers.


*ABTC registered Animal Training Instructor

*Kennel Club Accredited Instructor for companion dogs and assistance dogs

*KCAI board member since 2015

*Kennel Club Good Citizen dog scheme Gold level examiner

* A full member of Association of Pet dog Trainers

*UK dog behaviour and training charter group

*FdSc in Rehabilitation and therapy

*Qualified hydrotherapist


Helen believes that physical rehabilitation is an important process in having a healthy dog. If she can help animals achieve both physical and emotional balance then many more people would live in harmony with their pets!


Helen spent 6 years as an instructor at dogs for good, helping people with disabilities working closely with a dog provided by the charity to help them gain more independence. She now provides dogs for private clients to help do the same job.


Helen also believes that keeping up her own skills is really important in being a good instructor. She owns 4 pet dogs, 2 horses and 2 goats, she competes regularly in various disciplines and has bred two litters of Labrador’s.


Leo her eldest is Grade 2 in agility, he has also starred in the Wizard of Oz at Hull New Theatre and helps the NHS with children and phobias.


Sky is a beating and picking up dog on shoots, she has competed in Scurry's and she has her Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Silver Award.


Jack is Helen’s youngest Labrador, he is Sky’s son and is a peg dog during the shoot season. He is currently at Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze level.


Riley is a rescue with very little confidence, he has dabbled in agility but his main interests are going on walks and enjoying the company of other dogs.


Helen Harper




Helen Harper MAPDT 01446





DOG CARE Manager





My name is Paul and naturally I’m a massive animal lover especially reptiles and collies. My interests are palaeontology, music, skydiving and Lord of the Rings (geek) I keep a number of exotic pets from tarantulas to iguanas and my end goal is to work in a zoo.


I have completed my canine first aid and hope to gain more experience from the workshops Helen puts on.












Hi I'm Lorraine. I am pleased to be one of the day care team & love looking after all the doggy visitors. I have shared most of my life with dogs, from a family dog as a child at home to my own four legged family for all of my adult life. For over 10 years I worked in dog rescue which I loved. This was an emotional, challenging  but very rewarding job & to be able to help a dog which has had a tough time move onto a new & happy life is just the best thing ever!


I have a city & guilds level 2 diploma in work based animal care & have attended Emergency Canine First Aid courses. I am so lucky that I get to share my days with so many dogs, at home & at Simply K9 Day care - dogs really do enrich your life.












I love animals and most especially, I love dogs, whether they are little, medium or large.


As soon as I turned 16 years old (a few years ago) I volunteered at the South Cave Animal Welfare Centre looking after Guinea Pigs and Rabbits (which I still do).


When Helen presented me with the opportunity to work at Simply K9 Ltd  a couple of years ago, I jumped at the chance to work with Helen and her team. I have since been on the ‘Tellington T-Touch’ course and also gained some valuable experience in ‘Hydrotherapy’ for dogs. In the future I hope to enhance my skills and experience with further training and personal development.


I have also started enjoying going to clicker training, My pet dog Meg really enjoys this method of training and it challenges me to think outside the box!










Leigh's canine journey started 2012 during university when she volunteered as a puppy walker for guide dogs.


Barclay was her first dog and he joined her during her studies while learning how to be a well mannered boy until he went to guide dog school at a year old. Leigh went on to raise a 2nd guide dog pup called Damson who also went to guide dog school. Sadly due to Barclay's allergies he was retired from guide dogs only 2 days after qualifying.


Leigh adopted him back which lead her further into the canine word, studying in nutrition, behaviour and moving into canine hydrotherapy. Since then she has worked as a canine hydrotherapist and within various doggy daycares.


She strives to help owners make the best choices for their dog's mental and physical well being through deeper understanding of their dog's needs.










I've always been an animal lover, even deciding at the age of 6 that I would become a pet snail breeder!

I have volunteered and worked in veterinary practices, farms, stables and a zoological collection.


I love to support animal rescues where I can: I was a foster home for pet rats for 5 years, caring for over 22 rats ranging from half-wild rats to pet rats facing behavioural or medical challenges! I have kept a rescue bearded dragon, who is missed but never forgotten, and my chaotic household is made richer by two rescue dogs and a rescue ferret.


I am Canine First Aid trained and I am a Certified Canine Enrichment Technician (DN-CET).


I am always expanding my knowledge of canine behaviour, and hold a First-Class Bsc (Hons) in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training. I am a recognised Canine Training Professional with the PPG, and am currently preparing for my APDT assessment as a dog training instructor.










I am a real dog lover whether they are big, medium or small, cross or full breed.


I have a gift with dogs and always willing to learn new things regarding pooches and can really bond with them. I volunteered my time in a busy day school for 2 years and often helped out in the rescue side where I fed, walked and got the ex street dogs used to people and help showing them that we are not bad people.


I enjoy being out walking and taking photographs of nature and animals.














I have been an animal lover all my life but I’m particularly fond of dogs! I have 2 border collies who I love to take for long walks and teach tricks.


I’m currently undertaking a foundation degree in canine behaviour and training which I have found really interesting so far as it teaches you the science behind the canine mind and how to apply it in the real world.


I hope to one day be a dog trainer, possibly for disability dogs as I would find it incredibly rewarding.















E: helen@simply-k9.co.uk

M: 07507 782730

T: 01482 661 616




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Helen Harper

MAPDT 01446







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