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Hannah Walker

Behaviourist and Trainer

Hannah has always had a keen interest in animals with a particular passion for dogs. She has experience volunteering and fostering for a local dog rescue and currently lives with two rescued street dogs and a tortoise.

Hannah has a Master’s degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour, a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and a Professional Diploma (Level 5) in Canine Behaviour. She has been awarded Pre-Certification with CCAB (Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourists). Hannah is also a Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer and a Fear Free Certified Professional. She has written theses on the behavioural characteristics associated with repetitive object-chase play in dogs and on gender-specific fear in dogs. Hannah is continually expanding her experience and professional development through seminars, webinars and workshops by respected canine professionals.

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Paula Fash



Paula has always had a love of animals but when she adopted a young Lurcher puppy her journey to become a qualified ethical dog trainer started. Despite working with many rescue and pet dogs before this anxious pup arrived, Paula returned to education so she could provide him with the best support from the latest science-based training methods.


Later whilst running her successful dog walking business mixing reward-based training into walks, she introduced herself to Schooling4Dogs to help her reactive dog clients. Since then, she has worked with and shadowed the team becoming a full-time trainer in 2022.


Paula is a fully accredited member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, holding two OCN Level 3 Qualifications in Dog Training and Working with Canine Behaviour as well as Professional Development Certificates in courses such as Perfect Puppy Foundations, Canine Body Language, and Canine Adolescence. 


Paula teaches our Brighton & Hove and Worthing classes and is available for 1-2-1 training sessions in these and surrounding areas.


Leigh Kenealy


Leigh has always loved dogs and became a trainer for Schooling 4 Dogs in early 2015. He has studied animal behaviour and training with some of the best, most respected trainers in the UK including; Sarah Fisher, Denise Nuttall, Kelly Taylor, Hannah Wright, Sian Ryan and Jo Rosie Haffenden. He has an Accredited Dog Training & Behaviour OCN Level 3 Qualification in Understanding & Working with Canine Behaviour and is a Fully qualified member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers. Leigh has a real passion for canine athletics and competes in events all across Europe, holding records in weight-pull with his Patterdale Maggie and two Staffies Zoe and Charlie.

Leigh teaches our Crawley, Brighton and Hove classes and is also available for 121 training sessions in these areas.


Debbie Peters
Massage Therapist & Student Veterinary Physiotherapist


I have been running Schooling 4 Dogs for the past 11 years.


As with humans, there are strong links between pain and behaviour in animals. As a result, working with behaviour problems requires collaboration with Veterinarians, Veterinary Physiotherapist or Massage Therapists to address medical influences behind the problematic behaviour, prior to any behaviour modification.


Having regularly used Veterinary Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists for our behaviour clients and my own 7 dogs, and having shadowed many practitioners over the years, I found that I had a good eye for gait abnormalities. It was also so encouraging to see how, just like us, an animal’s mindset can be so drastically improved following a massage treatment. For these reasons, I decided to go back to University to study BSc Veterinary Physiotherapy.


I am currently a second year Physiotherapy student, continuing to increase my knowledge.  Having completed my first year with excellent grades, I am now qualified and insured to offer gait analysis, massage treatments and laser therapy to companion animals and equines.


I am a member of The Institute of Registered Veterinary & Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP) and a member of IAAT (International Association of Animal Therapists).


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