About Sociable Paws

Sociable Paws is owned and run by Nathalie Ingham BSc (Hons). Nathalie started to work with dogs in 1997 at Il Biancospino and qualified as a dog trainer in 2002 with Cinofilia. 

After completing a degree in Animal Behaviour from the University of Liverpool in 2006, Nathalie went on to work as a Rehabilitation Trainer for Sarah Heath at Behavioural Referrals Veterinary Practice in Chester, and Clare Wilson at Behaviour Veterinary Practice in Rugby .

Nathalie then moved to London to take up a position as Behaviour Advisor at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home where she now works as a Canine Welfare Trainer. Having qualified as a Puppy School Tutor in 2011, Nathalie set up Sociable Paws to help owners develop a loving and long lasting relationship with their dogs. Constantly seeking to continue her development, Nathalie attends regular seminars and conferences such as those run by the APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors). Sociable Paws aims to help you raise a dog that can be accepted into today’s society, be a part of your life and family and address any issues that you may encounter along the way so that you can enjoy a good and fulfilling relationship with your canine companion.

Sociable Paws are very excited to be extending Puppy School Courses to a new venue in Battersea and welcome Charlene Gunner to the team to cover these classes.

Having always had a passion for animals Charlene decided to study Animal Behaviour and Psychology at University giving her a great foundation to understanding how to create a well balanced relationship between pet dogs and their family. On completing her degree Charlene started to work at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home where she will be studying to become a Veterinary Nurse as of September 2014.

Working in a rescue environment has shown Charlene just how important it is for new puppy owners to get the correct guidance and support to develop a fun, loving, and lasting relationship. Charlene completed her Puppy School Tutor course in 2013.




Louise Taylor has been a Puppy School Tutor since 2010. She owns two rescue dogs and runs her own business as well as working part time at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Louise is going to be the first point of call for all of our customers and will be helping to cover the Wimbledon courses.


With a BSc (hons) in Animal Behaviour and years of experience Louise knows how important the relationship between owners and pets is. She has completed her Kennel Club Accreditation at the Advanced Level in Rescue and Rehoming. Louise has a passion for fun trick training and also been involved in training a number of dogs for TV commercials.