I’m Hindy Pearson – a dog trainer, behaviour consultant, advocate for senior pet adoption with a passion for animal welfare.
As a long time shelter volunteer I was shocked by the number of dogs being returned (I’m trying to be polite because I actually prefer the term “dumped”) for behaviour problems. The dogs were always blamed, they weren’t given any training at the shelter, they were adopted again and often (not always) returned again for the same reason.
To me that was heart breaking to watch, never mind frustrating, knowing how many people were unaware of the importance of training…something that should always be explained at the adoption interview but isn’t usually.
Anyway I started doing some basic training with the dogs to help improve their chances of a forever home. For 14 years I had a dog walking and pet sitting business, focusing on dealing with difficult dogs who needed individual walks. I did more than just walk them I helped them with their issues.
Becoming a certified dog trainer was the next logical step.
I now run two websites, this one and caringforaseniordog.com. I continue with one on one dog training and have introduced virtual training so I can help more people become amazing pup parents, no matter where in the world they live.
A few times a year I run the Saffy Pearson Resource Centre. It is a mobile advice centre where I set up in different locations and offer free advice to anyone with questions about their dogs and cats. I do this in memory of a dog named Saffy.
I am from Montreal but wanderlust took me to live in New York for 2 years, Israel for 5 years, and Toronto for 13. I met my English husband in a restaurant in Costa Rica and moved to England. We left England after a few years, moved to Florida, came back to England, did the snowbird thing for a while, and now we’re in England. Until I figure out where I want to go next!!! I suspect I will always want to spend a significant amount of time here, but I’m keen to divide my time – I get antsy just being in one place.
I prefer to live within easy access of a big city, but could never live in the centre of the hustle and bustle. After a few hours of the chaos I literally feel my blood pressure rising, so I know it’s time to retreat. I love the outdoors, and it’s the one place I feel truly at peace.
One very important point
The most important thing you should know about me…I can help you become an amazing pup parent.
Please contact me anytime should you have a question, comment or wish to set up a training session.