Allow me to introduce you to the Two Happy Tails team…
Firstly, there’s me, Lesley Smith, the 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, and apply these skills today as a volunteer trainer for Dog A.I.D. (Assistance in Disability), helping people with physical disabilities to train their pet dogs to become fully qualified assistance dogs.
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.
When my own personal health started to suffer as a result of stress in my professional career, I decided that it was time to devote myself to working with dogs full time, and so I launched a unique dog walking service to fill a niche for the dogs that need 1:1 attention.
Now I have the opportunity to share what I have learned about herbal self-selection, photo-therapy, exercise, massage, energy and the bond between dogs and their humans with my clients. The opportunity to share this with you and your dog too would bring me so much joy. See my training and CPD history
Lesley Bonner, my partner in both life and business, and as 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!
Skye, born in 2011, is a relaxed and friendly girl who loves people, the sofa, tennis balls, a good chew on a bone. Skye loves cuddles on the sofa, and on the bed and also thinks she’s a parrot – she loves to sit on your shoulder!is
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.