About Me

Hello, my name is Amy Cameron and I am the owner of two crazy rough collies; Ralph and Vince.

 

For over a decade, I have worked and studied in the animal care field, gaining experience from a Veterinary Practice, dog training classes, the RSPCA Animal Home and boarding kennels whilst studying at College and University.

Education & CPD

  • Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behaviour & Training

  • Animal Management Diploma

  • Puppy Development, Care & Coaching Diploma

  • Canine First Aid Certificate

  • CAMadvocate (canine arthritis management awareness)

As a professional in a field that is constantly evolving, I undergo training and study short courses on a regular basis​ to keep my knowledge up to date. I also work alongside the Galen Myotherapy team, gaining and sharing knowledge and experience that can assist in improving the treatments I provide.

 

Insurance - I hold Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance to cover my work with you and your dog, evidence of which is available on request.

Values & Principles

My Values
My commitment to improving and maintaining the physiological and psychological welfare of dogs is at the forefront of my decision making when engaging with dogs. To achieve this, I look at the whole dog with an open mind and combine my behavioural, anatomical and physiological knowledge to ensure I am seeing the whole picture. This enables me to treat dogs appropriately, whether through Myotherapy or training and behaviour work.

 


Guiding Principles

  • Respecting Dogs as Sentient Individuals

    • Giving your dog choice in their treatment by treating them on the floor and never restraining them

    • Never forcing a dog to do something that it doesn't want to do

  • Empowering Owners

    • Involving you in your dog's treatment by showing you safe and suitable techniques and exercises as well as making suggestions for environmental and lifestyle changes

    • Providing you with ideas to help you and your dog work better together

  • Continual Development of Knowledge

    • Ensuring knowledge and understanding is current through continued learning and welcoming new discoveries and evidence

    • Researching a range of topics to better my understanding of dogs as a whole

  • Sharing of Knowledge

    • Improving the welfare of dogs through education and communication with owners and other professionals so that they can enhance the lives of their own dogs or dogs that they work with


Positive PACT® (Progressive Affective Cycle of Therapy)

In the provision of Myotherapy treatments, I follow Galen's Positive P.A.C.T® handling protocols. Dogs that require treatment are usually suffering from chronic pain and by working with them in a respectful and empathetic manner a trusting relationship can be quickly developed. This assists in the treatment of painful areas, without the need of force or restraint.