Cheer rewards for Edinburgh dog trainer Suzanne and her adorable Old English Sheepdog Erick

An Edinburgh-based dog trainer celebrates after being named Specialist Dog Training Service of the Year for Scotland.

Suzanne Gould, owner of Edinburgh Holistic Dogsspecializes in training Romanian and foreign rescue dogs.

In addition, Suzanne is also an expert in reactive dogs and Scotland’s first dynamic canine practitioner, fully qualified to assess a dog’s gait and posture for signs of pain.

Suzanne Gould, pictured with her dog Erick, received her Dog Training Service Specialist of the Year award for Scotland at the Norton House Hotel & Spa.

She started her business in February 2017 after being laid off as a fashion designer.

Speaking about the accolade she won at the Prestige Awards on Sunday October 16, Suzanne said: “I am absolutely blown away to have been named the winner.

“The fact that this award represents Scotland makes it more special.

“I love working with foreign and reactive rescue dogs dogs and to be recognized for that is amazing.

The Prestige judges had this to say: “We have been impressed with the transformative results many owners have experienced after registering with Edinburgh Holistic Dogs.

“Suzanne’s friendly and supportive approach, along with her intrinsic knowledge of animal behavior, has made Edinburgh Holistic Dogs a go-to for pet owners.”

Suzanne, 39, who currently lives with her former adopted English Sheepdogs Erick and Ally in Leith, added: “My business is a dream come true – I work with dogs every day. I meet amazing dogs, which in many cases come from terrible beginnings in life.

“Working with dedicated owners means that I can also participate in incredible transformations with my training programs.”

Suzanne has worked and studied hard to ensure her clients get the best results. She studied with UK Romanian dog expert Meesh Masters and is one of Meesh’s top recommended pros.

Additionally, she is qualified with Dynamic Dog to assess dog gaits and postures, which helps identify pain in dogs.

Suzanne, along with her dog Erick, received her award at the Norton House Hotel & Spa, and she says ‘it was a great experience’ adding ‘everyone was happy to support everyone and celebrate their own victory’.

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