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Work History

Kennel Manager

Faerdorn Kennels

September 2004 - September 2006

I went to Faerdorn for work experience through the college and I was offered a job straight away. I worked there until my business was earning enough revenue for me to move on.

Key Achievements:
o Worked with breeding, show and boarding dogs.

Driver/Escort

Topps/Express Private Hire

2001 - December 2004

I wanted a job with higher pay to pay for my course and to live on so I made an application to Charnwood Borough Council and passed this and the CRB check successfully. I drove private hire vehicles locally and around the UK, took young offenders to court and children and young adults to special schools.

Key Achievements:
o Worked with many different kinds of people with and without disabilities
o Took First Aid for humans and passed

Shop Assistant

Good Companions

1994 - 1996

I worked at this pet shop for a couple of years after leaving the kennels. I worked with all sorts of animals from reptiles to small rodents, kittens to birds. The shop closed down and I left.

Owner

Akna K9 Academy

September 2005 - Present

I started Akna K9 after leaving Brooksby College. I had been working as Manager of a large Boxer breeder and Boarding kennels for several years and decided to go it alone.

Key Achievements:
o I have carried on learning whilst running my business and this has enabled me to meet people and get involved with more.
o I started my business with one dog walking client and a lady who wanted a cat feeding while she was on holiday. My business has built a reasonable cliental base. I am very well trusted with dogs boarding with me for day care and holidays, houses to pet sit for a whole host of animals, regular microchipping customers, trips around Leicester, UK and Europe from vet trips to collecting/delivering dogs to/from abroad

Animal Carer - Animal Defence Centre

1994

1999 - 2000

I worked at the DAC part time firstly for a few months and then later on in again after a change in management. I worked in the kennels exercising, cleaning and feeding mostly GSD's but also Rottweiler's, Dobermans, Pointers and Spaniels. All dogs used by the MOD for defence training. I left there to get a better paid job to support my family.

Kennel Hand

Greenacres Kennels

1989

I worked at Greenacres which was a boarding kennel and Akita breeder. I learnt very early on how to work with difficult dogs and had my first dog from here a GSD. I left here when they sold the Kennels and the land was later developed as part of a local steam railway.

Key Achievements:
o Worked with breeding, show and boarding dogs.

Qualifications & Certifications

Psychology

o Brooksby Melton Agricultural College

o Longslade Community College

Racheal Bailey

Leicester, England, UK