Brighton Dog Training was set up in early 2010 and is run by Ali Fell. Ali holds a degree in Psychology and has been working with dogs for the past 16 years. Much of this time was spent at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home working around dogs with challenging training and behaviour issues. Ali has fostered over 70 rescue puppies while they waited for new homes, this has included hand-rear puppies, neglect cases and some puppies with serious aggression problems. She has also given talks and lectures at events such as Crufts and the annual conference for the Association of Dogs & Cats Homes.
As well as running Brighton Dog Training, Ali volunteers for the charity Dog A.I.D. (Assistance In Disability) as an assistance dog trainer. Ali is an advanced level Kennel Club Accredited Instructor (KCAI) and also a full member of the Pet Professional Guild, meaning she is committed to force-free training methods.
While working in rescue, Ali has counselled many owners who had such significant problems that they were considering giving their dog up for adoption. This prompted her drive to try to change things, for owners and their dogs, by starting young dogs off on the right foot with good training and socialisation and helping owners who are having difficulties by rebuilding relationships and putting them in control of their dogs.
Through owning and fostering Ali has good experience of Spaniels, Retrievers, Poodles, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, German Shepherds, Collies and Lurchers to name but a few!