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.
|Commercial Dog Walker||Swindon Borough Council||Jan 19|
|Diploma in Canine Merishia Massage||Rose Therapies||Jan 19|
|Reiki Master||Reiki Jane, Usui Reiki||Jan 18|
|Applied Herbal Choices for Animals Practitioner||Rose Therapies & Training||Oct 17|
|Foundations of Canine Behaviour Management|
|Compass Education & Training||Sept 16|
|Dowsing Diploma||Centre of Excellence||Apr 20|
|CPD Course||Providor||Completion date|
|Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist||Dogs Naturally||Apr 20|
|Canine Rehabilitation and Strengthening||Rose Therapies||Sep 19|
|Dog Law Update 2019||Cooper & Co Solicitors||June 19|
|Canine Myofascial Release & Positional Releases||Rose Therapies||Apr 19|
|First Aid for Pets (3 year update)||Dog First Aid||May 18|
|Photo-therapy & Thermography||Rose Therapies/ Photizo Vetcare||Apr 18|
|Sound Therapy||Centre of Excellence||June 17|
|Vibrational Tools for People and Animals||Rose Therapies & Training||May 17|
|Five Elements & Aromatherapy||Alan Howell, Shechina||Mar 17|
|Animal Communication Workshop||Animal Communication Insights||Sept 16|
|Canine Behaviour and Handling Workshop||Rose Therapies & Training||Aug 16|
|Reactivity in Dogs||Brenda Aloff||Apr 16|
|Raw Food, Supplements and Behaviour in Dogs||Nick Thompson, Holistic Vet||Nov 15|
|Member||International Alliance of Holistic Therapists||June 17|
|Full member, ISAP||International Society for Animal Professionals||Oct 16|
|Member 01247, APDT, UK||Association of Pet Dog Trainers, UK||Apr 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, 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, 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, 2005 – 2012
My first love