About Charismatic Pets
Charis Vincent BSc Hons PG Dip CABC is our head behaviourist and director of Charismatic Pets Ltd. She oversees the training of all of our staff and and drives the centre forward in positive reinforcement training and pro-welfare pet care techniques. She has a first class honours unergraduate degree in human Psychology and a post graduate diploma in companion animal behaviour counselling. Her passion is helping owners and pets live more harmoniously in our ever changing 21st century lives. Charis is an experienced behaviourist working on complex vet referral cases regularly and she thoroughly enjoys the challenges of the job. She is also a mother of two alongside owning two challenging dogs and enjoys family life. Charis is a full APDT member and adheres to their strict code of conduct in animal training. She is also a provisional APBC memeber meaning she has gained the necessasry educational qualifications and is working towards full memebrship application.
Leanne Matthews is our head trainer at Charismatic Pets and our Daycare supervisor. She holds a level 1 COAPE diploma in Animal Health & Welfare and is working towards further canine qualifications this year and her APDT membership. Leanne has studied under Charis since 2011 and has been running her own classes since 2013. She has trained in all of the positive-reinforcement methods employed by Charismatic Pets in their training classes and in their pet caring and is very passionate about animal welfare and maintaining the highest of standards when it comes to pets. Leanne has extensive dog handling experience having owned and lived with dogs all of her life. Bella is Leanne's vivacious Jack Russell who, although now almost completely blind, Leanne enjoys working with in many of her training classes. Leanne is also one of our overnight pet sitters and is incredibly trustworthy and reliable.
Charlotte Cox is our resident groomer and one of our animal carers. She is a fully qualified groomer having completed a Level 2 City & Guilds Dog Grooming Assistant and Level 3 City & Guilds in Dog Grooming. She also holds a Level 3 in Animal Management from Lackham College and was one of Charis's students there. She is the proud owner of two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Basil & Barley and also breeds and shows guinea pigs. Charlotte is passioinate about grooming and finishes every job to the highest of standards. Charlotte is also one of our overnight pet sitters and is incredibly trustworthy and reliable.
Bek Stobbart BSc (hons) is one of our animal carers at Charismatic Pets. She recently gained her degree qualification in Animal Science and plans to go on to postgraduate study in the future. Bek has been training her own dogs from a young age and currently owns two Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Felix and Tanith, who she trains and competes with in breed shows and agility. She is passionate about using force-free training techniques based on sound science, both with her own dogs and others. Although dogs are her main interest, she loves all animals and as a result her home has become a bit of a zoo! She shares her home with over twenty snakes, lizards, and frogs at any one time and has been breeding Cape house snakes since 2011.
Shannon Player is an animal carer and our apprentice here at Charismatic Pets.
Our Behaviour Training & Daycare Centre is based in Warminster, Wiltshire and opened in Novemebr 2013. We run weekly training classes onsite, have a doggy daycare centre for dogs to spend the day with us, and also have a consulting room for behaviour work and 1:1 sessions, a grooming parlour and a pet shop. We have boarding facilities for small animals and also operate an efficient dog walking and pet sitting service.
Charismatic Pets Ltd, 6 Woodcock Ind Est, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 9DX