Neil Aiken - THE SURREY DOG TRAINER
(Training provider/head trainer)
After ignoring the advice that you should never work with children or animals Cassie transitioned from one to the other, leaving a successful career as a Kindergarten Head Teacher to pursue her dream and spend her days with mans best friend through her business, The London Dog Club.
Having assisted thesurreydogtrainer and spending time with many working dogs Cassie decided to create a dog walking service with a difference. She is a firm believer that every day is a training opportunity for your dog, and possibly one of the most important parts of your dogs routine. By using the walk as an opportunity to stimulate your dog physically and mentally through basic training and socialisation, The London Dog Club is so much more than a dog walker, but a valuable tool to create a happy and balanced companion. Cassie built The London Dog Club based on the same values she looks for when entrusting her own dogs to others and understands the importance putting the dogs needs first. Now she enjoys driving her specially converted van to pick up her new canine friends and seeing them enjoy fresh air, exercise and the perfect balance of socialisation and basic training.
Cassie grew up with dogs in her home in London and has many fond memories of her childhood dog Gizmo the Yorkshire Terrier. She currently lives with her partner, Jonny, and their black labrador Wilf who is now her best running partner on weekly canicross runs across Surrey.
Cassie Jenkins - Founder/Head walker
Neil has the experience and knowledge acquired from over 25 years working in the one of the biggest working dog units in the entire world, firstly as a handler and then latterly as an Instructor. Throughout his ‘dog career’ Neil has had 11 different working dogs, all these dogs lived at home with Neil and the family, which helps to create the bond between dog and handler required to achieve the levels of trust necessary in the working environment. After retiring in 2011 Neil spent a year working in the private sector in The Middle East before returning to the UK and setting up THE SURREY DOG TRAINER which has now been running successfully for four years with many satisfied clients. Neil has been with The London Dog Club since its inception in 2015 and has worked closely with Cassie passing on his extensive knowledge to ensure The London Dog Club offers a service like no other to dog their clients and most importantly their dogs.