Areas of Expertise: Dog Obedience Training
Since the conception of his idea to open a boarding kennel in Mid Argyll, George has worked tirelessly with dogged determination for 5 years to ensure its reality, bringing a much needed and long overdue facility to Mid Argyll’s dog owners.
He has been involved with training dogs both working and companion for over 30 years and due to the need for trained working dogs himself, is all too aware of the challenges, frustrations and rewards that come with training dogs and so has agreed to provide one to one training for anyone needing practical help or advice.
As joint managing owner of Achnabreac Kennels, George spends most of the free time he has helping with general running duties, maintenance and development of the business.
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Area of Expertise: Kennel Manager and Administrator
Louise has been a dog owner and animal lover all her life. She has bred Labradors and Collies over a 20 year period and has dreamt of working / owning a dog kennel since childhood. A career of marketing and management has put Louise in a good position to ensure the co-ordination and efficiency of the Kennel administration. With a ‘hands on’ approach to the daily routine, Louise is familiar with all aspects of the business and heads the Achnabreac Team into providing and delivering competent and professional services.
The re-homing of stray and unwanted dogs has become a passion and Louise together with the help of other team members has created an extensive data base which allows these dogs to be matched and introduced to new secure homes, thus preventing Argyll strays being removed to dog homes out with the area.
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Morgan has been working at Achnabreac since 2012 and is steadfastly working towards building a career involving the welfare and management of animals. Dedicated and focused Morgan has a particular interest in the re-habilitation and re-homing of dogs and has been directly involved in helping over 30 dogs into new lives.
In 2013 Morgan travelled to Bulgaria to work in a street dog shelter where she worked trapping roaming dogs so they could be neutered before being released. In the course of her stay she witnessed some appalling sights of cruelty and neglect, which she says will stay with her forever, but has only served to reaffirmed her career choice.
Since coming back home Morgan has continued in her support for the Bulgarian shelter and the animals refusing to forget their plight and as a direct result of her experience has been invited to go to Gambia in Africa to help with the setting up of a new stray dog clinic and to assist with the implementation of a Trap, Neuter and Return programme.
Morgan currently at home has two Shelties, two cats and a mixture of rescued poultry.
Erin is a relatively new face around kennel, but has been a customer for some years bringing her pet house rabbit ‘Spot’ into stay with us. Erin is particularly fond of rabbits and cats and has had good experience helping her grandmother look after sick cats and kittens.
Now enjoying working with dogs, Erin can be seen walking ‘guests’ in and around Achnabreac in all weathers. Greatly concerned by how we treat all animals in society, Erin is passionate about species welfare and conservation across the globe.
A very talented artist, Erin hopes, once leaving school to go to Art School to study portraiture.
Lauren has become a familiar face at Achnabreac over the past two years, she holds a special fondness for spaniels and is usually seen being ‘walked’ by one or two of them! Also keen on small animals, Lauren is responsible for all the care needs of rabbits and guinea pigs, and any other small animal that comes to board with us.
Myles has been working here at Achnabreac since he was fifteen. If he is not busy helping with the dogs, he can be seen caretaking, undertaking the kennels and garden maintenance.
Being a talented musician Myles can be spotted, in his free time at local venues playing accordion.
Sarah is another new member of our team joining us in March of this year. With aspirations to work as a zoo keeper, Sarah is broadening her knowledge of animal care, which we hope will also stand her in good stead for her forthcoming working visit to a farm the USA later this year.
Janet has been helping out at Achnabreac since taking early retirement for the Forestry Commission. In the role of Kennel Supervisor, Janet ensures the smooth running of the kennels during the mornings. At other times she is our IT Guru, keeping the computers, printers and everything technical up to date and running efficiently.