Meet The Team

Meet The Team !!

Danielle Beck,
Clinical Animal Behaviourist

Danielle Beck owns  Danielle Beck, Clinical Animal Behaviour and she is the founder of Control The Meerkat. Danielle has been supporting and coaching dogs and their owners since 2009!

Danielle is a professionally assessed, qualified & Insured Clinical Animal Behaviourist. She is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Councillors and specialises in aggression and trauma.

Danielle is an enthusiastic, passionate and empathetic person and understands the turmoil owners face when living with reactive dogs. 

It’s Danielle’s goal to provide a safe place for owners with reactive dogs to talk, share their journey and receive peer support alongside professional coaching as they work through the rehabilitation with their dogs.

Gemma owns Natures Companions Dog Behaviour & Training and has been supporting and coaching dogs and their owners since 2008!

Gemma is a professionally assessed, qualified & Insured Clinical Animal Behaviourist. She is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Councillors & on the Animal Behaviour & Training Council register as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist & Animal Training Instructor.

Gemma is  extremely empathetic in working with both the dogs & clients wellbeing needs & I offer understanding & support without judgement.

Gemma’s focus and empathy makes her a perfect member of our team as she supports the control the meerkat ethos to to provide safe, kind & effective training support and coaching to families and their dogs, using successful methods that are backed up by science & evidence.

Gemma Stephen,
Clinical Animal Behaviourist

               Jennifer Elvey,

Rehabilitation Trainer and Behaviourist


Jennifer has a BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour from Liverpool John Moores University and been working with animals for over 18 years.

She is a provisional member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and has completed and passed and the Approved Training Instructor course by the APBC in 2015. In 2019, Jennifer completed and passed the advanced training instructor course by Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK (APDT).

Jennifer lives with her Pomeranian Billy, runs her own dog training business and has teamed up with Danielle to further her professional development and help more people and their dogs.

 

Kayleigh has a BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour from Liverpool John Moores University, and been working with animals for over 15 years. 

Kayleigh was a VSPDT approved trainer and mentor and ran her own dog walking and training business for 9 years before taking a short career break.

Kayleigh grew up with large breeds including Rottweilers and Belgian Malinois and specialises in dog reactivity and rehabilitation

Kayleigh Holcroft,

Rehabilitation Trainer and Behaviourist

Ellen Greenwood - Sole,

Rehabilitation Trainer and Behaviourist

Ellen is currently working towards a BSc (Hons) in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training at Bishop Burton University and is a graduate of CBST of Companion Animal Science Institute.

She is an approved dog trainer with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK (APDT No. 01465)

Ellen runs her own dog training and dog walking business and joined the team to further her career development and help more people with their dogs.

Ellen specialises in Border Collies and other herding breeds

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