Meet The Humans

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Michelle Solomon

Puppy Trainer & Canine Nutritionist

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog and none of them are wrong.” -W.R. Purche

Having had dogs most of my life, I’ve always been fascinated with their behaviour and body language, ethology in general and the notion of the ‘Dog Whisperer’.    

 

My professional career in the world of dog training, started with a year-long hands-on/ in-situ training with family pets, everything from 6-week old puppies to 10-year old dogs. 

I currently specialise in Puppy Training and Canine Nutrition; my goal is to help families start their dog journey on the right foot (or paw!)  Additionally, I guide families who are experienced dog owners, who would like a fresh perspective on how to achieve a calm and happy household with their new puppy.   

My training philosophy revolves around developing the dog-man relationship; fostering communication and a bond between you and your dog.  I aim to form a deep relationship, based on a balance of trust and respect, so that your dog listens to you, and not only what’s in your hand!   

A lot of the time I am training the owners, not only their dogs! 

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Sonja Jashanmal

Dog Behaviourist & Trainer

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”

- Orhan Pamuk, Turkish novelist

My professional career in this domain started as I completed an intensive 6-months internship and training program with one of the world's leading and most iconic dog trainers, Hans Schlegel, in Switzerland. 

 

I proudly obtained my diplomas in the fields of Dog Behaviour Analysis, Family Dog Training and Puppy Training, in 2009.

I have since then been working with a large number of individual dog-man teams throughout the U.A.E., Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. to bridge the communication divide between canines and their owners. 

 

In 2019, after 10 years of practice, I decided to embark upon the study of ethology (animal behaviour) to keep myself updated and find inspirations with the latest developments in this field. 

 

I graduated from ATN AG, the leading German-speaking institution for ethology and animal psychology, as a Dog Behaviourist in October 2021. 

 

My aim is to always convey the most innovative and efficient training approach to my clients to help them achieve the highest level of connection with their four-legged friend.

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Noor Bazarbachi

Pet-Sitter & Dog Walker

“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.”  Stanley Coren

A dream? Looking after pups? All ages? All sizes? It’s too good to be true! 

 

I have been born and raised around German shepherds my whole life. 

My poodle Poochi, has been an ever loyal companion to me for the past 15 years and taking care of him and the others (as I call them) has been a form of meditation. Who can handle humans all the time anyways?! We all need a break - and looking after these fur babies has always been mine.

 

At the age of 13 I joined my auntie, Sonja Jashanmal, in Switzerland to intern and get an insight into Hans Schlegel's unique training philosophy. I learnt a lot  about dog behavior and basic training which I’ve always enjoyed. Taking care of pups has come natural to me and I love to help out, where I can. 

 

I will make sure to give the owner a day to day update on how their pup is doing, including eating habits and behavior once they have set off. It is never easy leaving a pup behind temporarily, but it would be a privilege to look after them!