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About me

police-checked and fully insured Magda Szachniewicz

Dogs have always been my greatest passion, so both my professional and private life revolve around them. At the age of 29 I decided to move from Poland to the UK to get as much experience in working with dogs as possible.

Animals have always been a part of my life, I grew up with dogs. When as an adult I moved to Wroclaw (in the south-west of Poland) I became a volunteer in the city shelter and later on joined a charity dedicated to rescuing homeless dogs. I worked there as a rehoming coordinator - a role that required not only an exceptional understanding of canine behaviour but also a working knowledge of human psychology. I also had to learn how to deal with both dogs and people, should any behaviour problems occur.

Dozens of dogs passed through my hands, many of them left everlasting pawprints in my heart. I also had a pleasure of taking care of several cats - one of them was particularly dear to me.

Parallel with working for the charity, I ran training classes and one-to-one obedience training, as well as provided behaviour consultations for dogs and owners in trouble. As I have always striven for excellence, I often participate in seminars and workshops offered by animal behaviourists and dog trainers, particularly those involved in competitive sports.

I am also a co-author of an educational program 'Doggy Pre-schoolers' aimed at children of the nursery age and designed to teach them how to behave around dogs to stay safe and how to care wisely for the four-legged friends. This program has proven extremely popular in Poland.

I share my life with two dogs - Krokus the Labrador Retriever, my obedience training partner, and Fiona the Big Eared Crossbreed, a rescue puppy-like oldie. They are my best friends and family and of course they moved to the UK with me!

Magda is police-checked and fully insured with Pet Business Insurance.

News

08-05-2017

Vacancy!

One place available in 1pm group walk Monday to...

14-02-2016

Puppy training course starts in April 2016

Dogs & the City warmly invites you to join us on the puppy training course starting in April 2016...

21-07-2014

Holiday break

Holiday break! from 11th until 25th od August. In that time I won't perform any training sesion or...

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Testimonials
Jimi

Siobhan with Jimi

My dog Jimi being part Border Collie needs a lot of exercise and mental stimulation which is why I needed a dog walker to help ease the...

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Linus,Louis and Poppy

Reiko with Linus,Louis and Poppy

Magda looked after my two young male dachshunds and took them out for walks twice a day while I was away. They are quite adventurous b...

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Jim

Russel with Jim

I have had Magda come and walk my pug cross every weekday for the last few months. She is highly reliable and pays great attention to m...

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