About Sue

My name is Sue Williamson, and I have loved dogs (and many other animals for that matter) as far back as I can remember. One of my first memories is laying under my Grandparents Belfast sink with my Auntie’s German Shepherd – Tara.

When I was 4 years old, a relative gave me a little black poodle, called Tina. Tina was one of the reasons I wanted to work with dogs when I grew up. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way that got pushed to one side and I finished up working in administration. Working up from secretarial positions to administration management, I left employment in January 2016 to follow my childhood dream of working with animals, and in particular – dogs.

After I lost Tina, I had to wait over 20 years to get another dog, although I interacted with dogs on a regular basis. My next dog was Kelly, a black collie cross. She was the most placid and loving dog. Since Kelly I have been guardian to six dogs two of whom I have had to say goodbye Kira my gorgeous black Labrador who we lost in 2018 due to a lung tumour, and Raffi, Lemon and White working cocker spaniel who was killed in a road accident in 2016.

I currently have four dogs, Taz, a male black show cocker spaniel, – who was the reason I got a deeper interest in training and Tellington TTouch Training, Ritzi, a miniature parti Poodle (black and white), Chic, a brown miniature poodle, (pronounced Sheek), and new boy on the block Lemon Roan Working Cocker Spaniel Talis. I have done training with all my dogs, including basic obedience, gundog training, platform training and agility. I have competed at agility with both Taz (grade 5), and Kira (grade 3) and Raffi (Grade 4).   Although I no longer participate in Agility, I have taken up Canine Hoopers with Talis and started to compete.


  •  Certificate in Dog Grooming (L.A. Spa & Groom)
  •  ISCP Diploma in Dog Behaviour
  • Advanced Tutor in Animal Centered Education (ACE)
  • Tellington TTouch Practitioner (P2)
  • Diploma (Distinction) Advanced Dog Grooming (Leicester Academy of Dog Grooming)
  • Certificate in Canine Behaviour (ISCP)
  • Certificate in Canine First Aid
  • IABTC Puppy Training Classes Certificate
  • Diploma in Canine Communication (New Skills Academy)
  • Dog Training College Level 2 Canine Body Language
  • Reiki Practitioner (Level 2)
  • Low Stress Handling (c) Silver Certification
  • Kids Around Dogs Trainer

In memory:

Raffi (April 2013 – September 2016)

It is with great sadness that my Working Cocker Spaniel, Raffi, was killed in a road accident in September 2016, at the young age of 3 1/2 years old.  He was a fantastic boy, who loved and lived life to the full every day.  Raffi helped me through a number of illnesses during his short life, and I will continue my Tellington TTouch Training work with dogs in his memory.

We had so many happy times together, especially during Summer 2016, when we spent most weekends away in the caravan competing at Agility shows, both giving our all.  Goodbye Sweetheart, you are a dog in a million – Rest In Peace xxxx

Kira (Nov 2009 – Sept 2018)

Kira was the sweetest dog you could ever wish to live with, gentle, affectionate, and loving. She was a great teacher and a calming influence on dogs that came to live with us or visit. However, an inoperable tumour in her chest cavity took her away from us far too early.

She loved being away in the caravan (particular taking up most of the bed!), but the beach was by far her favourite place, particularly in the sea. Goodbye my lovely girl, hope you and Raffi have found each other xxx