ABOUT US / THE TEAM
MEET THE HUMAN'S
Suzy is also an independent artist and author who works from home. Through photography she developed a passion for wolves and conservation, inspiring her to share her home with Okami, an Alaskan Malamute. Okami now lives with a 4-year-old female rescue Siberian Husky called Yuna, whom Suzy adopted from a sled-dog rescue as a puppy. Suzy decided Yuna should stay with her as her forever home, due to her anxiety and working lines, which she has harnessed into sled-training and agility for fun. Their older brother, a 14-year-old Pomeranian called Iggy aka Mr Teddy Pompoms passed away in January 2017, but will always be remembered as the inspiration for their Golden Oldie visits. Throughout her life, Suzy has lived with dogs, from a Cocker Spaniel to a Giant Schnauzer. This experience of handling various breeds being very useful at the W&W. Meeting Fran and Poppy has meant the creation of Wolf and Whippet and the opportunity to further study Canine Behaviour. Focusing on Northern and Primitive breeds, offering advice to rescues and other professionals.
Name: Okami aka Snowshoes Lord of the Snow aka Mr Floofy
Breed: Alaskan Malamute
Age: 3 Years Old
Likes: cheese (From Lorraine's Cheese Shack) and cuddles
Frankie is a Qualified Nurse and adores all animals. She has had lots of past experience with animals, from work experience at vets, being a volunteer zookeeper, dog walking for the disabled and having her very own micro zoo at home growing up. Frankie is experienced with reptiles and exotics after owning snakes and lizards and currently sharing her home with two rescue cats. However, since getting her dog Poppy she has came to realise, that she wanted to be more involved with the animal world and snapped up the chance to create the Wolf and Whippet with Suzy. Fran has added a rescue Lurcher to her pack called Reuben, who she has worked building trust with after trauma that occurred in early life. Fran and her family continue together, supporting him and encouraging fun, enrichment and life with his best friends. Scentwork and enrichment Fran is very passionate about.
Name: Poppy aka Confident Image of Ace aka Popster
Age: 3 Years Old
Likes: sausage and snoozing on the sofa
Jo is a linked professional since 2019 and a certified dog trainer with the IMDT. Jo works closely with Suzy, training at Jo's enclosed field in Westerleigh and in the Sodbury/Yate area. She has completed courses with the IMDT and is a Level 1 Hoopers Instructor with CHUK. Jo volunteers for dog rescues, which is how Suzy and Jo met. Jo's background and teaching degree, is useful while teaching new behaviours to training clients and adapting for different learning styles and needs.
Jo and her husband shared their home with beautiful rescue Sighthound Delilah, who has now sadly passed. Delilah's journey with Jo and Sam began when they adopted her from Bristol DAWG rescue and was the inspiration for Jo to set up DogfieldUK. A beautiful enclosed 7-acre meadow, full of natural sensory exploration and a smaller paddock that Jo and Suzy use for training. The enclosed field provides a safe place to run free for sensitive dogs and for people to practice training skills, knowing the field space is entirely fenced. Please visit Jo at DogfieldUK and find out more.