Our behaviour counsellor Jenny Green founded Bells and Whistles in 2009 after 3 years with the RSPCA. Having worked in the animal industry since her teens, Jenny has extensive experience handling difficult dogs as well as a wide range of other species. With a master’s degree in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from Southampton University as well as regular attendance at seminars and training events, Jenny is well placed to help with a variety of behavioural and training issues. Jenny is an Independent Practioner with FABC.
In her younger years Jenny lived on a smallholding, enjoying the company of cats, horses, chickens, sheep & even a couple of lizards. While the bulk of Jenny’s work is now with dogs, she regularly sees other species. Jenny is also a Puppy School tutor, teaching a specialist puppy training course designed by renowned author and behaviourist Gwen Bailey.
At home Jenny lives with her husband Dan, children Pippa & Toby, and their 2 dogs, a terrier crossbreed named Silky and Foden who is a Springer Spaniel x Rottweiler. She also has two highland ponies, Hannah and Hamish bred by Jenny's mum Marlene. Jenny is keen to promote the use of positive reinforcement training with horses.
Robyn Atkinson joined Bells and Whistles as a Puppy School tutor in 2014. She holds an Animal Behaviour degree from Bristol University. Robyn runs the Hawkslade (Aylesbury) and Little Marlow classes. She has a Welsh Section D named Ted, and beagle cross named Ben and also runs Robyn Atkinson Pet Support.
Robyn and Jenny are both ABTC register Animal Training Instructors.
Claire Hallett is a Puppy School Tutor and also holds an Animal Behaviour degree from Bristol University. She works at Battersea Old Windsor, assists at the Little Marlow classes and covers holidays.
Photo Credits: Sacha Bridger
(except Foden as a pup credit Dan Green)