Rachelle M. Buckle, BCCSDip.DogBhv
Owner of Windy Willows Pet Services
Creator of The Happy Puppy Training Kittm.
Creator of Happy Dog Foundations
Creator of Happy Puppy Assessments
Creator of Bandit's Kids & Pups Safety Program
There is something so calming and nurturing about working with animals and I have been drawn to them since early childhood. Why I didn’t follow my instincts back then and pursue a career in the animal welfare field has been a mystery to me for years. Well, I can’t go back and undo the past but I did do a few things right along the way. I am married to a wonderful man, have two daughters that I adore, close friends and dear family and I have always enjoyed the company of animals. Currently we have one horse, three cats, one dog and a few adorable bunnies. Some of our pets were rescues and others not.
I have enjoyed years of working with dogs. I started with shelter and rescue dogs, then worked with dogs under stress in various settings and in time did obedience training as well as advanced socialization classes. I have provided behavioural consultation services to families for years. I have temperament tested hundreds of puppies to assist with compatible placements. I have attended seminars, workshops and continue to do extensive training through various educational platforms all in an effort to better understand dogs. I have also worked in obedience, rally-obedience as a Ring Steward and Rally Chair for several years.
All of this has allowed me to truly understand the needs of our domestic dogs. Combining that knowledge with an understanding of what families need in order to raise well balanced dogs and then discovering how people learn best has allowed me to create a multitude of products to help improve the lives of dogs through Canada, the United States and further abroad. The Happy Puppy Training Kit, the Introduction to Canine Body Language Booklet, Bandit's Kids & Pups Safety Program as well as our lines of Happy Puppy Assessments continue to help families to this day.
I continue to dedicate a great deal of my time in educating dog owners, children and other professionals on how to understand dogs in order to promote healthy relationships and reduce behavioural issues in dogs. Oh and, of course, the support and kindness which has been shown to me throughout the years has allowed me to pay it forward as well, which means a great deal to me personally.
I look forward to seeing what tomorrow holds!