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Meet the Team!

Settle & Stay has an absolute belief in a positive modern day approach to dog training. Guiding both you and your dog to make confident choices whatever the environment.

 

If we want to have dogs who listen and respect us, we have to be not only their companions, but also their protectors, playmates and teachers. All of these require a bond of love and trust between human and dog. 

 

Dogs are not humans, but they are also not wolves. They have adapted to live in a human family unit whilst keeping many different instinctual qualities which they would need if they lived in the wild. 

 

Modern day advances in science and psychology have moved today’s dog training methods away from the antiquated methods and ideology of dominance, punishment and pack leader mentality. Instead training is now moving towards positive reinforcement and behaviour shaping to produce confident happy well behaved dogs without the stress and fear responses  induced by punishment  and force.

 

Dogs are bright, sentient creatures with individual characteristics and personalities. The modern day trainer understands that training should be catered to the dog in front of you. There is not ‘one recipe’ that fits all, and a bespoke positive approach is one that our dogs deserve from us to bring out their best potential and help them comfortably fit into our domestic family .

 

Emma

Emma runs the training side of the business. As a student and soon to be graduate of the Victoria Stilwell Academy, she's studying to become a certified Professional Dog Trainer and Behaviour Specialist. 

Emma likes: The smell of a new book, chocolate and being inside when its raining.

Emma dislikes: Liquorice, citrus smells and horror movies.

Emma Brett-Phare
Jenny

This is Jenny, an elusive creature is she! However, Jenny plays a major part in the Settle & Stay Team, being the backbone of the Social Media, she is the queen of puns and also mum to the mischievous Monty!

Jenny Likes: Cinnamon Buns, Aga's and quantities of tea.

Jenny Dislikes: Avocado, wire coat hangers and average speed cameras!

Jenny Brett-Phare
Tom

This is Tom, he is our business coordinator, from social media to the company vehicle, he’s an all around good egg. 

Tom likes : Cheap supermarket value trifle, the film: Fantastic Mr Fox and flossing. 

Tom dislikes: Mushrooms, Being cold and dancing! 

Tom Gilbert Marsh
Rosie & Monty

These two Scallywags are the fluff between the ears of the business, Rosie is a three year old Sprocker Spaniel, and Monty is a 1 Year old English Pointer... Both LOVE a good cuddle, but certainly keep us on our toes the rest of the time!

Rosie likes: Tennis balls, pheasants and chasing autumn leaves.

Rosie Dislikes: Other dogs playing with her toys, things that blow air at her (namely hairdryers and people) and having a bath!

Monty Likes: Squeaky toys, reflective things and pretending to be a greyhound.

Monty Dislikes: Chicken, amazon delivery drivers, and lycra clad cyclists!

Two Naughty Dogs