About us

Ciara and Fi

Meet the Team

The Duffy’s Team, owned by Fiona Duffy IMDT & managed by Ciara Hartley IMDT, are both fully qualified and experienced trainers. They ensure that their team is thoroughly trained in canine welfare and body language. All team members are dislocure checked, first aid trained and insured.

Fiona Duffy; Owner, Head trainer and Canine Wellness coach.

After many years in the corporate world of communications & marketing, I decided to follow my true passion – animals (and in particular dogs!) So in 2013 i decided to set up Duffys Pampered Pets. I share my home with four wonderful dogs who are my teachers and one very chilled cat.
I started my canine behaviour journey in 2013 studying with The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). Since then I’ve gone on to studying with Animal Centred Education (ACE), INTOdogs, Pet Professional Guild, PPN, Compass and many more.
I’m currently studying Zoo Pharmacognosy, Pet Bereavement, ACE Module 2 & School of Canine Science Behaviour Bible. I love learning and I’m passionate about keeping up to date with the latest behavioural advances, science and ideas in the canine world… All with the aim of passing my knowledge on to help my clients nurture and achieve their best life with their dog/s.
My teaching always comes from a place of kindness, non-judgement and understanding for my human and canine client.
I am blessed with a professional & dedicated team who share my thirst for knowledge and passion for animals.
Please feel free to get in touch with me to discuss any concerns you are experiencing with your canine friend. I look forward to working with you.

Ciara Hartley; Manager, Trainer and Canine Wellness coach

Ciara Hartley started her career working with animals over 25 years ago. She worked in West Lothian’s largest and most successful liveries, stud yards and farms. Training and rehabilitating horses for clients.
After the birth of her first child Ciara decided to move her focus onto a different species, canines. She joined Fiona Duffy in 2014 as a dog walker and pet care professional. After several years working closely with Fi, Ciara knew she wanted to be a trainer and in 2017 she started her studies with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) and became a fully qualified accredited Trainer.
Ciara continues to work on improving her knowledge with COAPE and COMPASS and is currently studying to become a clinical behaviourist. Although Ciara will be moving over to Scottish Canine Wellness with Fi she will remain as manager at Duffys and walk some dogs

Nicole; Administrator and Pet Care Professional

Nicole started working with Duffys several years ago and recently took on more of the day to day responsibilities within the business and became Duffys Administrator. Nicole is a busy working mum and has a young daughter, Millie. Nicole enjoys spending her free time caring for her horses and training her beloved dog Luna.

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