Millie Sword- Admin
- Millie is our administrator, she has a background in therapy and rehabilitation with both dogs and horses, holding a first class hons in Equine therapy and rehabilitation.
- Millie enjoys organising workshops and classes, you'll find her behind the scenes of The Urban Herder making sure everything runs smoothly.eea
BSc (Hons), APDT, IMDT, ICAN
Finding and selecting a dog trainer to support you and your dog can be overwhelming. Get to know the team and our approach to determine if we'd be the right professional for you.
I've spent over five years expanding my knowledge through hundred of hours in professional development, pursuing and completing a degree in Animal Behaviour and Training as well as undertaking assessments to join pet professional bodies.
Prior to finding my niche in herding breeds, I've worked alongside dogs of varying breeds from rare to common, dogs of all ages and learning capabilities. I believe that you must always work with the dog that is in front of you. By accepting their history, understanding their current challenges and formulating a plan for the future success is not far away.
Since specialising in herding breeds I have gained an understanding of how to harness the breeds desire to learn and work with their natural abilities.
Jasper, my dog in a million showed me how our herding breeds can struggle with urban life. I travelled the length and breadth of the country learning how to help him thrive. Since Jasper, I have made it my mission to help herding breeds and their owners to live together peacefully and happily.
I'm proud to be affiliated with several Pet Professional Associations that have assessed our dog training capability, conduct and knowledge. Ellen is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), and International Companion Animal Network (ICAN).