I’m a qualified cordon bleu chef and I have a business diploma, but I’m following my life-long dream to work with animals. I completed a two-year course with Karis Bryen, animal behaviourist and dog trainer, and I studied for two years with John Faul, South Africa’s leading animal behaviourist. I ran my own dog training school at the Blue Cross Veterinary Clinic in Newlands for two years. Besides dog training, I consult as a dog behaviourist and write a column for Home magazine on dog behaviour issues. After working hard on this project for two years, I have achieved my ultimate goal: to open a doggie daycare centre.