Meet The Team
Our Team Of Dog Walkers
We have a fantastic dedicated team of the best dog walkers who are reliable, trustworthy and will love your dog like their own. Your dog will usually be walked by the same walker so they can build a trusting bond, but if your walker is ill or on holiday another member of our team will be there to help – so you never have to worry! This is a great benefit with having a team of dog walkers. All of our dog walkers are DBS checked and canine first aid trained. We have all received nothing but wonderful reviews from all of our clients. We are trained in positive reinforcement therefore our dog walkers will only apply this method with any of our training.
Rachel is the founder of Rachel’s Dog Club and has loved every minute of being with the dogs and growing her little business. Having grown up on a farm in the Peak District, Rachel has always been around animals and especially has a great love for dogs – she has spent many hours running around the fields with her beautiful border collies! Since moving to Manchester, she now has a beautiful working cocker spaniel called Bella who joins the team for all of the walks. Rachel has a wealth of knowledge in canine behaviour, training and nutrition and loves to support others and offer advice. She has completed a number of canine behaviour and nutrition courses and attended dog training courses with IMDT and is a dog trainer at Bury Dog Club. This knowledge of dogs and their behaviour is vital when handling groups of dogs. Before Rachel’s Dog Club was formed, Rachel went to University and qualified as a teacher; but after five years of teaching she realised her true passion was spending her days with dogs! During her spare time, Rachel loves to go hiking in new places and plays hockey.
Biagio joined our team in May 2019 after moving to Manchester from Naples, Italy. It was clear he would be the perfect addition to the team and he soon got the nickname ‘the dog whisperer’. Biagio is a very kind and patient person so the dogs are naturally drawn to him and bond very quickly. He loves the dogs like his own and they know it! Even the ‘cheekier’ dogs do exactly as he asks, hence his nickname! He was brought up around dogs and especially loves large breeds: his favourite breed is the German Shepherd. Before dog walking, he studied Graphic Design in Italy and worked for graphics-based company. Biagio never sits still: after dog walking all day he spends his evenings teaching dancing at a local school and competes most weekends in ballroom competitions with Annie. They compete at a very high standard and have won multiple awards together. Biagio is primarily the dog walker based in Didsbury, Chorlton and Stretford.
Leah joined our team in June 2019. You couldn’t get a bigger dog lover than Leah! The dogs adore her fun and loving personality and she has become a firm favourite for many of our dogs. She always takes the time to understand their individual personalities and builds their trust to form a wonderful relationship with them. She has an excellent understanding of canine behaviour and works wonders with some of our more anxious dogs. Leah is originally from the Lake District where she grew up around dogs and has two lovely border terriers. Before becoming a dog walker, Leah studied Graphic Design at University and then spent some time working in Dubai maintaining social media platforms for a start-up company. This is very beneficial as she is our social media expert! She is a very talented and skilled artist and has painted some very impressive pictures of some of our doggies. Leah is primarily the dog walker based in the city centre and Salford.
Annie joined us in November 2019 and quickly became a wonderful asset to the team. Her caring, empathetic and positive personality means the dogs naturally gravitate towards her and love being in her company. She has a wonderful way with the dogs and always forms a lovely bond with them. Annie has a great understanding of the needs of different dogs and is always improving her knowledge to ensure each dog has the happiest walk. She loves dogs all shapes and sizes – her favourite breeds are the golden retriever and cavapoo! Annie is a very talented dancer and in 2014 she bravely moved alone to Italy for four years to progress her dancing further. She is always keeping busy by walking our doggies in the day, teaching at her local dance school in the evenings and then most weekends she competes in ballroom competitions with Biagio. Annie is primarily the dog walker based in Sale.
Emmie has been a fantastic member of the team since the beginning. She regularly works and volunteers her time to be with the dogs. Emmie is a huge dog lover and has a great understanding of their behaviour and needs. She is a naturally fun person who loves to play games with the dogs so they always have a great time when she’s with them. Emmie loves all dog breeds but her favourite is the border collie as it’s the breed she grew up with. She now has a gorgeous springer spaniel called Jess who loves nothing more than cuddling her. Emmie is currently studying at University but we hope she will join the club full time when she is finished! During her spare time, she enjoys keeping busy by playing hockey and the ukulele.
We are a wonderful close-knit team of dog walkers who look forward to meeting your dog! Visit our Facebook page for more pictures of our team having fun with our dogs!