Meet the team!

Jazzy Dogs is a family business run by Ian & Jane Goodsell who do most of the walks. Our daughter Kate keeps the accounts up to date and helps to look after dogs staying with us. Janet (Ian’s mum) helps on our regular Thursday morning walk with a promise of coffee and cakes from Judge’s bakery afterwards. She also sometimes looks after dogs while we are out walking.

I was a design engineer for 25 years before retraining as a Design Technology teacher. I have worked in local secondary schools for 9 years but decided to turn the love of dogs and dog walking into a business. They say never work with animals or children – I have done both and thoroughly enjoyed it. My first encounter with a dog was as a four year old when I was dragged across an allotment full of sprout stalks by the family pet. I have since got better at dog control helping my uncle who trained German Shepherds for police work, part of which involved running across fields with a sack wrapped around my arm ready to be attacked! Over the last 20 years I have walked and looked after a variety of dogs and family pets and look forward to helping you with your pet needs.

I enjoy meeting people and getting out in the fresh air. I have a background in managing care and support for the elderly and vulnerable stretching back 20 years. One of the best parts of our business is getting outdoors to do the walks, enjoying the beach, woods or open ground like the Firehills. My first contact with pets was with a lovely Golden Retriever called Peter and a stray kitten found in our garage called Toddy. Over the years I have cared for a variety of pets from stick insects, rabbits, hamsters and cats to a bearded dragon and of course Jaz. I believe if an animal is treated correctly they can make great companions. I look forward to meeting your pet.