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
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.
KCAI CD, AD, CAP 2, IABTC C&T 3, APDT
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.
DOG CARE TECHNICIAN
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.
DOG CARE TECHNICIAN
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!
DOG CARE TECHNICIAN
I started with the company in December 2016 as an apprentice, whilst studying a level 2 in animal care, which I passed with flying colours. I love all dogs and have 4 at home to take care of.
I enjoy all aspects of dog care but I’m mainly interested in complementary therapies, which I have to look into for my own dog and her care needs.
I have also started enjoying going to clicker training, My pet dog Narla really enjoys this method of training and it challenges me to think outside the box!