Hi, I'm Carolyn. I'm a Daycare Experience leader and I have been at Barkley Manor since 2014

My love of dogs started as a young child after growing up with a Boxer and a Cocker Spaniel.

As an adult, I adopted a gorgeous & highly energetic German Shorthaired Pointer from Animal Welfare.  He was so naughty, but so loveable too.  I had to try and learn what made him tick!

So, nearly 15 years ago, I graduated from Unitec with a Certificate in Animal Management, specialising in Canine Behaviour & Training.

After graduating, I began a dog walking and training business called The Canine Company, which later developed in to Club K9, a centre offering Canine Hydrotherapy, one on one behaviour training and group classes.

I am extremely passionate about complimentary therapies such as hydrotherapy and acupressure. I love that we can help to manage a dog's pain using these therapies to aid in recovery and limit the use of medication in degenerative diseases.

I recently lost my lovely boy Fritz after nearly 14 and a half years of fun and laughter.  I don't know what I would have done without all the wonderful kids at Barkley, they have helped me through a really sad time. 

Dogs truly are so good for the soul.