My name is Rachel, and I live in East Northamptonshire with my partner Matt. Between us we have 5 children, 4 grandchildren and 9 Dogs!
I have always loved animals. As a child I was very lucky to have a couple of cows called Oxo and Bisto and a goat called Snowy, along with Rabbits, guinea pigs and of course dogs. Amber was our first family dog, she was a yellow Labrador.
As an adult I’ve had a number of dogs and in 1998 I got my first English Setter. I then went on to have four working type English Setters. At present, we have six Labradors, one Working Cocker Spaniel, a working type English Setter and a Jack Russell Terrier.
Dogs are our life, I have worked with dogs for 8 years. I have run my own professional dog walking company - Rachel’s Happy Hounds, for 6 years, and I opened my secure dog field 5 years ago.
Matt has been dog training for nearly 25 years, he also competes in and occasionally judges Working Tests and Field Trials. I will be competing with my gang as soon as we are ready. Luckily, I live with a brilliant, patient trainer to help me!