Gemma is Willow’s ‘Mum’. Gemma grew up around dogs and helps with various dog rescues charities in her ‘spare time’. She is married with 2 dogs, 1 SBT & 1 SBT cross. Willow was diagnosed with L2 and at that time Gemma realised how little information was widely available about the condition. Since then she has wanted to help spread information about L2HGA to vets, owners & breeders and helped to write the L2HGA.com Survey.
Andrea is Willow’s ‘Grandma’ and also grew up around dogs. Married with a son as well as a daughter and 3 dogs (all SBT crosses), she runs Deed Not Breed, is a founder member and trustee of Wags & Bones Staffie Rescue Support fundraising and has attended seminars run by Trevor Cooper of DogLaw about BSL. She currently works as a volunteer for the RSPCA.
Both have attended Canine First Aid courses held by Rachel Bean and are regular Crufts attendees, promoting awareness of L2-HGA.
Dee has joined us as one of her dogs, Logan, has recently been diagnosed with L2. She grew up with greyhounds and started doing dog training when she was 8 with her first dog, a SBT x JRRT called Sonny and carried on doing training with all my further dogs. When she left school she worked in a pet shop for 3 yearsa nd I has 3 NVQs in small animal care. She got Millie and moved into behaviour work. Dee is a Trick Trainer and currently works with reactive dogs. She also does obedience and heel work to music. She now has 7 rescue guinea pigs as well as Logan, Millie and William. Every year, Dee undertakes a K9 first aid course. While life is dogs, dogs, dogs, Dee regularly attends companion shows and actively promotes awareness of L2.