Lucy Williams North Yorkshire Centre Trainer What do my team appreciate about me? I have a genuine desire to get stuck into every aspect of centre life and to help the team in any way I can. My whole life has been about dogs and this led me to study Animal Behaviour and Welfare (BSc) at Bristol University where I gained a 2:1 in 2011. Since then I have I worked for myself as a dog walker, trainer and pet sitter where I ran training classes for puppies and adult dogs. I have also become a provisional member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) working towards full membership, a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) and have attended a wide variety of conferences, courses and seminars to broaden my knowledge base. I am currently working towards qualification as a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) as well. What’s important for me in my role at Jerry Green Dog Rescue? I love that there is a real team spirit where everyone is on the same page and wants the absolute best for all the dogs in our care. The rehoming process is really carefully considered and the best matches for each dog are made which really makes a difference. Having a dedicated trainer at each centre means that dogs and their owners get the support they need as they start their new lives together. The role that the centre trainer plays in the local community, helping not just rescue dogs but also pet dogs is also something that I haven’t seen in a rescue environment before which makes Jerry Green a very exciting and special place to work! What are my goals for the charity? My ultimate goals are to ensure that every dog that comes into the centre receives the best possible care, behavioural support and training to ensure they find their forever home. I’m also aiming to start running a variety of classes at the centre which will provide something for all dog owners and to start practical and theoretical workshops on everything from canine body language to how to get you dog walking nicely on the lead.