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ABOUT US

We are Nathan and Charlotte, a dog loving couple who started doing training together many years ago now under a different business. We are both passionate about all things dog and had a dream to create a business that was able to help dog owners navigate all aspects of dog care.

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OUR STORY

We have always been passionate about helping people and their dogs to achieve their goals, no matter the issues they're facing. Our dream was to create a business where other dog professionals could come together to have a place where dog owners could get advice and support each other on a wide variety of dog related topics.

 

So, in January 2021, we launched Holistic Hounds! In 2020, we met Tony Nevin from Zoo Ost Ltd when it was recommended by our vet to take our eldest dog (Kalle) to have Osteopathy treatment. While building a professional relationship through working with Kalle, we all realised how much of an impact it made on his behavioural issues when we were working on his pain related issues.

Seeing how much progress Kalle made receiving Osteopathic treatment, alongside training, we began working with Tony to offer regular Osteopathy clinics for our clients too, with great success!

After talking more about our dream, Tony fell in love with the dream too, and has since been supporting the business from the side lines since it launched, until officially joining the business and bringing a wealth of knowledge and professional expertise at the beginning of 2023!

So we are working hard together, partnering with other professionals within the industry to bring you a place where you can come to get advice, support, and help in any aspect of dog care and wellness.

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OUR VISION

To create a company full of dog professionals, who together can offer advice, support, and specialist help for any aspect of dog ownership, giving owners the tools and knowledge to raise healthy, happy, and well rounded family pets

MEET THE TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

We are a team of professionals with over 20 years combined years of experience so there isn't much in the canine world that we haven't seen. 

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Nathan has a passion for helping people and their dogs find harmony and enjoyment in their relationship. He is also passionate at making sure we look at every aspect of your dog in a holistic way to see what may be affecting their behaviour like; nutrition, boundaries, exercise and the overall relationships. He is a naturally confident person who is comfortable dealing with aggression cases and has specialised in people aggression cases for years.

 

Qualifications:

10 years of experience

Extended Diploma in Animal Management

Level 3 Diploma in Canine Behaviour Training

Nathan Ledbrook
Director

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Charlotte has a heart for helping those who struggle with dog behavioural problems and don't know what else to do. She loves to be able to help people and their dogs to live the life they want to without fear of something going wrong. Charlotte has a very calm personality, making nervous dogs feel more comfortable around her and is experienced in working with dog reactivity cases.

Qualifications:

7 years of experience

Level 3 Diploma in Canine Holistic Health and Therapies

Level 3 Diploma in Canine First aid and CPR

Diploma in Animal Behaviour and Psychology

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Level 3 Diploma in Canine Behaviour Training

September 2022 - 4 day workshop with Cheri Lucas, Wellness Unleashed

Charlotte Ledbrook
Director

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Tony specialises in treating dogs with complicated compensatory movement patterns. These can be the result of a previous injury, abuse, or of developmental/congenital origin.

 

Working through these patterns using gentle techniques that engage with each patient, Tony helps to reset the resting state of the musculoskeletal system. By rebalancing the whole-body framework patients usually move with greater freedom and fluidity.

 

During his career, he has pioneered successful applications of osteopathic treatment to many species of animals, including birds, reptiles, and exotics.

Qualifications:

Over 30 years experience

BSc (Hons) Ost, D.O.

Tony Nevin BSc (Hons) Ost, D.O.
Animal Osteopath

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Sally McCabe
Admin Manager

Sally started with us as a client with her dog Lottie and loved our business concept and was keen to help us grow and develop. After 8 months we moved Sally to her new position to play to her strengths of keeping us all organised and in line! With superb attention to detail, organisational skills and 20+ years admin experience, we can rest assured that our clinics and events can be run as smoothly as possible. 

 

Sally is a friendly mum-of-three and also a dog lover. Being a current client with her dog Lottie, she has excellent insight into how the company functions and what they strive to achieve. 

 

Qualifications:

Level 3 Diploma in Understanding Canine Anxiety

Dog Training Diploma

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Clara Sweeney
Dog Behaviourist

Clara joined the team in 2021 after originally being a client with her dog Oliver. She is passionate about helping people who are struggling with their dog's behaviour to learn the skills needed to enjoy their dog.

 

Clara owns Oliver and Harley and has a great understanding on the training we do and applying that to training with her own dogs as well as those she works with.

 

Qualifications:

Level 3 Diploma in Canine Behaviour Training

Level 3 Diploma in Canine Holistic Health and Therapies

Aug 2022 - 4 day GRC dogsports workshop with Jay Jack

Level 3 Diploma in Canine First Aid and CPR

July 2023 - 4 day Pack to Basics workshop with Chad Mackin

MEET THE PACK

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Nova

Age: 7 years old

Breed: German Shepherd

Coat pattern/colour: Shorthaired, black

Personality: Hyper, loyal, always eager to work, play and go out

Likes: Playing in water (clean or dirty!), running and playing

Dislikes: Not being able to go everywhere with Nathan!

Training level: Generally perfect, unless it's having to sit still or stay too far away from Nathan

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India

Age: 9 years old

Breed: Pointer cross

Coat pattern/colour: Smooth. white, black and brown patches with light brown speckles

Personality: Energetic, independent, can be a little nervous

Likes: The beach or anywhere she can run around and do her own thing

Dislikes: Having to walk slowly

Training level: 90% perfect but sometimes forgets what she's doing

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Lottie

Age: 6 years old

Breed: Spaniel mix

Coat pattern/colour: Longhaired. Red and white

Personality: Ultimate princess, eager to please, loyal, loving and always showing off

Likes: Working, playing, going to see the horse and tricks training

Dislikes: Having anything stuck to her fur

Training level: Ultimate teachers pet

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Age: 10 years old

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Coat pattern/colour: Smooth. Red with black and white patches

Personality: Very loving and loyal, can be opinionated and vocal

Likes: Sunbathing, sleeping and playing with a ball

Dislikes: Being cold, wet or ignored

Training level: C grade, will do as she's told but may complain and take her time!

Peanut

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Age: 6 years old

Breed: Standard Dachshund

Coat pattern/colour: Smooth. Black and tan

Personality: Either lazy or spicy! Opinionated, doesn't like being left out, and very loving

Likes: Cuddling under a blanket, sunbathing, and treats

Dislikes: Being cold, wet or left out!

Training level: Always tries his best, isn't always perfect but always puts a lot of effort in

Odin

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Age: 10 years old

Breed: Jack Russel Terrier

Coat pattern/colour: Shorthaired

Personality: very excited about life

Likes: everyone!

Dislikes: being left out

Training level: Beginner but a fast learner

Mario

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Age: 5 years old

Breed: Croatian Sheep Dog mix

Coat pattern/colour: Black double coated with brown underneath

Personality: Very clever, eager to please, can be a bit anxious

Likes: Sunbathing, food, cuddles and walks in the woods

Dislikes: Not being told what to do

Training level: A* student

Oliver

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Age: 3 years old

Breed: Boxer

Coat pattern/colour: White with a black patch on his eyes and black speckles on his skin

Personality: Can be a bit headstrong but is bouncy, silly and guaranteed to make you laugh

Likes: Toys and playing with anything and anyone

Dislikes: Being left out

Training level: Pretty good for a deaf dog!

Harley

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Age: 2 years old

Breed: Border Collie X Cocker Spaniel

Coat pattern/colour: Shorthaired. Black with white patches

Personality: Bit of a live wire, but soppy, loving and loyal deep down

Likes: Running around off lead and playing in the garden

Dislikes: Most things

Training level: Slow progress, anxiety hinders most processes

Lottie

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