About us

Introducing me

Allow me to introduce you to the Two Happy Tails team…

Firstly, there’s me, Lesley Smith, founder of Two Happy Tails Ltd.

I’m a besotted pet-parent who, after losing my first Rottie, Calli, to cancer and the tender age of seven, and then watching Zen develop autistic traits and become highly reactive overnight after a vaccine reaction, I became increasing interested in ways to help our pets stay healthy naturally, and find ways to support them through the trauma and stress of everyday life.

I spent a few years learning my skills as a dog trainer, but my research has led me to read a lot of scientific papers on the impact of diet and flea/worming treatments on our dogs health, and the facts I discovered shocked me to the core.
In 2018 my own personal health started to suffer as a result of stress in my professional career, so I decided that it was time to devote myself to working with dogs full time, and so I launched a unique service to provide 1:1 dog walking, calming therapies and intuitive animal communication support.

Now I have the opportunity to share what I have learned with you and help you foster a stronger bond and deeper understanding between you and your dog.

The opportunity to share this with you and your dog too would bring me so much joy. 

QualificationsProviderCompletion date
Commercial Dog WalkerSwindon Borough CouncilJan 19
Diploma in Canine Merishia MassageRose TherapiesJan 19
Reiki MasterReiki Jane, Usui ReikiJan 18
Applied Herbal Choices for Animals PractitionerRose Therapies & TrainingOct 17
Foundations of Canine Behaviour Management
Diploma (Distinction)
Compass Education & TrainingSept 16
Dowsing DiplomaCentre of ExcellenceApr 20
CPD CourseProvidorCompletion date
Raw Dog Food Nutrition SpecialistDogs NaturallyApr 20
Canine Rehabilitation and StrengtheningRose TherapiesSep 19
Dog Law Update 2019Cooper & Co SolicitorsJune 19
Canine Myofascial Release & Positional ReleasesRose TherapiesApr 19
First Aid for Pets (3 year update)Dog First AidMay 18
Photo-therapy & ThermographyRose Therapies/ Photizo VetcareApr 18
Sound TherapyCentre of ExcellenceJune 17
Vibrational Tools for People and AnimalsRose Therapies & TrainingMay 17
Five Elements & AromatherapyAlan Howell, ShechinaMar 17
 Animal Communication WorkshopAnimal Communication InsightsSept 16
Canine Behaviour and Handling Workshop Rose Therapies & Training Aug 16
Reactivity in DogsBrenda AloffApr 16
Raw Food, Supplements and Behaviour in DogsNick Thompson, Holistic VetNov 15
MembershipAssociationMember since
MemberInternational Alliance of Holistic TherapistsJune 17
Full member, ISAPInternational Society for Animal ProfessionalsOct 16
Member 01247, APDT, UKAssociation of Pet Dog Trainers, UKApr 15

Lesley Bonner, my partner in both life and business, is Operations Director of Two Happy Tails. She supports the business in so many ways, and also assists with occasional dog walks.

Together we have learned ways of handling reactive dogs to help keep them as calm as possible, and found ways to make previously stressful walks fun and enjoyable for both dog and owner.

Lesley has assisted with dog training classes over many years, and also enjoyed agility and flyball classes with our dogs.  She has attended training courses on handling reactive dogs, and is up to date with First Aid training, is also DBS checked, and follows the Two Happy Tails methodology so you can have confidence that your dog will get the best experience, regardless of who is on the other end of the lead!


And the girls…
Lena puppy

Lena, born in September 2020, is a lively, friendly girl who loves people, dogs, chewing things and playing with her big sister. She is still a puppy and is learning how the world works with our help, and is becoming a sweet, well-rounded, balanced young lady!

skye rottweiler

Skye, 2011 – 2020
My earth angel

Zen,  born in 2012,  a very loving girl who is on the autistic spectrum, with symptoms a bit like Asperger’s. She finds new things and new people challenging but she is so much more relaxed these days.  She loves squeaky balls, a good neck massage and sniffing out tasty treats.

Calli

Calli, 2005 – 2012
My first love


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