June PennellPrincipal & Tutor
June is our joint Principal and Manager, sharing this role with Lisa Hird, and is also an ISCP tutor. She is the ISCP committee member for ICAN, the International Companion Animal Network, and an approved trainer for Veterans with Dogs.
She has always had dogs in her life, but her eyes were opened when she adopted an over-enthusiastic young male Rottweiler and started integrating him into her home and with her existing two male (and ‘entire’) Labradors who she had had since they were puppies. Owning dogs all her life did not, she says, prepare her for the incredible journey she started that day.
She watched them closely to make sure the change in dynamics did not become “an issue” and at the same time read as much as she could find in books and online about pre-empting disagreements over toys, jealousy over affection from their humans, and even fights over food. In time she
She continues to learn as much as she can about dogs and has earned Certificates for Dog First Aid, Animal Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Edinburgh, completed courses on Canine Body Language and Facial Expression and Dog to Dog Introductions both from Learn to Talk Dog with Sarah Whitehead. She recently attended an Aggression and Rehabilitation Course with Steve Mann of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, a
June will continue with her professional development and is scheduled to undertake two Simply Behaviour courses, a Canine Confidence TTouch course, and the Emotional Healing Course and BFF Award, both through the ISCP. She is also about to apply for Full Membership of INTO Dogs.
June lives in Wiltshire with her husband Andrew and their two dogs, Monty, a white German Shepherd adopted at 12 weeks of age, and Robbie, a black Labrador.
You can find out more on June’s website.
June has several roles within the ISCP. She’s our joint Principal and Manager, and shares these roles with Lisa Hird. June’s also (with Lisa) your first point of contact for