Hi, I'm Ciara Pollen
I understand how hard it can be to train your dog
I have found that many dog owners have the same issues and worries about their pets. They may struggle with loose-lead walking, have a dog who barks at other dogs on walks, or worry about leaving them home alone. Whatever the issue is that you have, I can guarantee that you're not the only one - even though it may seem that way.
I want to make dog behaviour and training accessible and easy to understand for everyone, whether you're reading along here or we have the chance to speak in person.
I want to provide people with jargon-free and simple advice to make life with their dog more fun and worry-free.
I want to get you connecting with your dog again.
I have the skills and knowledge to help you
I have a Masters in Zoology from Bristol University, where I did my dissertation on play between pet dogs and their owners.
I also have over 6 years of practical experience working with dogs, from training classes and pet-sitting to rehoming centres and boarding kennels. This gives me a well-rounded balance of knowledge and experience to help improve your dog's life - and your own.
I believe that everyone - dog and human alike - can learn and make progress no matter their age or previous experience. I am dedicated to helping you do just that.
Becky Moran, Sulley, and Juno
I was very lucky to come across Ciara at Venture Dogs.
As soon as she came to meet me and my pooches, it was evident that she not only knew what she was talking about but was passionate about helping dogs and their owners too.
I’ve seen a definite improvement in how my dog behaves but most importantly, I feel as though I know my dog better and can help him in ways I previously didn’t know how.