Enve Canine Services Instructors

Emma Fernando

(Co- owner)

Emma has owned and trained dogs for the past 17 years and has specific personal experience with large breed dogs and dogs with aggression problems. Emma has previously owned Rocky a 10 stone Mastiff x GSD and Apollo a dog aggressive Ridgeback x GSD/Labrador. After losing Apollo in 2015 Emma is currently contemplating the next addition to her family, hopefully in early 2016, so watch this space. For the time being she has her hands full with her 2 year old and 4 year old sons! Emma has many years of experience training people through various job roles and 20+ years experience schooling, training and backing young horses. Emma has a Diploma in Dog Training, further qualifications in dog training with the Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour and is currently studying with the British College of Canine Studies.

Ve Lewis

(Co- owner)

Ve is outgoing with a very good sense of humour. She has owned and trained dogs for over 20 years. Currently Ve has two dogs: Missie, a black Labrador Retriever who is registered as a Pets As Therapy dog and Mia a Yellow Labrador Retriever. As well has having a Diploma in Canine Behaviour, Ve is also qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist and a hydrotherapist for Small Animals.

Lisa

(Instructor at Canterbury)

Lisa has been dog training for approx 15 years at both KC and private clubs. She has completed ADTB training and studied a course in Canine First Aid. She volunteers as a coordinator for Redwood Rescue and Rehome and DogLost and has provided dog training for other rescue centres. Lisa’s passion for dogs means that she often fosters dogs for rescue kennel, fundraises for rescues and helps to re-home dogs privately. Growing up she has had several dogs including a rescue St. Bernard, a rescue Labrador, a GSD, GSD x Bloodhound and a rescue Rottweiler. She currently has two dogs – Stanley and Chewie both SBT. When we asked Lisa what she liked about Enve Canine Services for her write up she said “ Enve Canine Services is fun, social, and good quality training!! The training caters for each dog individually and exercises are flexible. Fantastic lady owners and the grub (at Canterbury) is good!!”

Bob

(Instructor at Minster)

Bob has been in the training field for about 15 years teaching all over the world. Bob worked with search dogs during the former Yugoslavia war, helping to rescue people trapped during the fighting.

Bob has four dogs – Louie (Jack Russell), Maggie (pointer x), Mollie (German Shepherd) and Jaxson (Greyhound x). Bob originally came training with Maggie and after showing a flair for training and a fun loving personality he was asked to become an Instructor and he jumped at the chance. When we asked Bob what he liked about Enve Canine Services for his write up he said “What do I like about ENVE?…. everything – the people, the dogs, the club atmosphere and the trainers. It’s a fun place to be and unwind after a hard week”.

Jan

(Instructor at Minster and Canterbury)

Jan has brought her golden Labrador Maggie up through puppy class all the way to training her for our gold standard.

Del

(Instructor at Canterbury)

Del trained his German Shepherd Molly to Enve Gold II but sadly lost her to spinal disease and stroke in 2015. Rescue GSD Sadie joined him in 2016 - his next challenge is to get her to Gold II as well!

Linda

(Assistant at Minster)

Linda owns two Belgium Shepherds (Tervuerun), Jasper and Saffy. Jasper is retired but she regularly competes at obedience with Saffy.

Annette

(Assistant at Canterbury)

Annette has had rescue dogs for over 30 years. The latest two Sheba and Cassie, both collies, love coming to Enve on a Sunday to socialize, play and learn. Cassie has had the full Enve experience coming up through puppies, bronze and silver classes and is now at gold.

Ady

(Assistant at Minster and Canterbury)

Ady is the only person to have trained two dogs to the Enve Gold standard – Maggie who he co-trained with Jan (his sister) and Maggie’s daughter Molly.

Andy

(Assistant at Minster)

Andy was the first person to ever achieve an Enve Gold Award with his Dogue de Bordeaux, Boz. Andy has gone on to train with several of his french and english bulldogs. He currently trains Maliboo, an english bulldog with a love of agility.

Suzy

(Assistant at Minster)

Suzy has had 3 dogs in the last 25 years, 2 GSD's who were people friendly but could be dog aggressive and made walking a chore. Each was raised from a puppy, but none had had any obedience training.
In 2015 Bear - the labradoodle - cockerpoo cross came along, and eager to have a well rounded, obedient and social dog, Suzy booked Bear on his first puppy course. At the age of just 14 months Bear & Suzy obtained their Enve Silver II award and at 20 months passed their Enve Gold I - they are now striving for Gold II.

Suzy says joining Enve has given Bear the best possible start to his life. Classes are structured but fun, and agility is their favourite. ``Everything we learn in training can be utilised in the home, & make for a stress free environment where I am in charge. Pavement walks are a pleasure, no pulling on the lead in my life anymore. The best part of my day is getting out for the afternoon walks, meeting all of his dog buddies & their owners and enjoying the relaxing and stress free walks, whilst the dogs all run around and play. Such a difference to how my walks used to be. All thanks to the great training from the instructors at Enve. Now I have the opportunity to help other dogs and owners to the best possible start in life``.

And we mustn’t forget Tracy and Lynsey at Canterbury who feed us and supply us with tea and coffee – thanks ladies!