Who Am I
Hello, my name is Rachel Birt and I established Four Paws Learning in 2015. I share my life with five dogs and one very understanding husband.
I am passionate about teaching dogs and their people how to have fun and enjoy life together, in a gentle, mindful and positive way.
I provide a safe learning environment and by sharing innovative ideas and science based teaching, I help you achieve a new normal, that combines recognising and nurturing your dogs needs, with promoting your emotional and mental welfare too.
My life and our home life changed forever in 2014 with the arrival of a handsome blue merle border collie Rossi.
When he joined our family as a beautiful fluffy puppy, destined for a flyball career, I had no idea how our lives were going to take on a different dimension or how much I was going to learn from this fabulous canine tutor, or where seeking to understand him better would lead.
Rossi is the reason I teach the way I do, we are still learning together and I am still on a quest to make life for him the best it can be. I owe it to him and all dogs like him to grow in understanding and knowledge and seek to acquire the necessary skills to nurture all our emotional, physical and mental needs.