WHO AM I?
My name is Pennie Clayton
I run Horse and Hound School which provides a range of services to help support people with their dogs and horses throughout Kent, Essex, Sussex and South East London.
I have spent my life with animals and I am passionate about providing up to date and ethical training for dogs, horses and people. I have worked extensively with dogs and horses for many years and love helping dog and horse carers gain insight into problems they are having and offer constructive and positive help and solutions . Welfare is at the forefront of my work and I work alongside several rescue organisations, including Project Galgo as well as living with rescue dogs myself.
I initially trained as a riding instructor and gained BHS qualifications and I continue to attend clinics and equine workshops which help to further my knowledge which is passed onto clients. I believe that equine welfare and wellbeing should be at the heart of all equine activities, and I help people to develop positive relationships with their horses built on trust and communication.
I studied canine behaviour and completed a two year dog behaviour course with Sheila Harper (IDTS) and attained an OCN Level 4 in Training and Dog Behaviour and then studied and qualified as a Bowen therapist (Cert ECBS/ ESEBT/ GCBT) I am fully insured to treat people, horses and dogs
I regularly attend conferences and workshops and have taken courses with international experts including Turid Rugaas, Anne Lill Kvam, and completed two in depth courses in dog aggression with Amber Batson and constantly update equine and Bowen skills via courses and webinars
I am passionate about sighthounds, and my specialty is rescue dogs.
I live with and have adopted many rescue dogs over the years and because of my interest in rescue dogs I volunteer for a Greyhound Trust rehoming centre by providing advice and support to people with their newly rehomed hounds , and have provided webinars and seminars for various rescue groups, and I am a trustee and patron of Project Galgo (Visit here). I am also co-director of the Slow Dog Movement.
I am an author and have recently published a book called A Dog For All Seasons (Purchase here) which has received many 5 star reviews, and have written courses on Enrichment for Horses and Help for Firework Phobic dogs. I write regularly for Edition Dog and have the following groups on Facebook Enhancing the Life of Your Hound and Slow Horse Movement which are free to join
In 2020 I opened one of the only canine enrichment areas in the UK. It is an area dedicated to helping dogs that have anxiety, are reactive, or newly rehomed but any dog and their
carers are welcome to book a session where they can relax, investigate and discover new scents and experiences.
I work throughout Kent, Essex, Sussex and South East London and also offer help and consultations via zoom.