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Charlotte Page grew up in Norfolk with her border terrier, Rusty. Her love of dogs began early, and she filled her time with a weekend job at a kennels, and walking dogs for friends and neighbours.

She trained Rusty in agility herself in her parents’ back garden, later joining a local agility club to further improve her skills.

Charlotte founded AniMate in 2018 after moving to Lincoln, having studied courses with Canine Principles and the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). She now runs regular puppy training classes and 1-2-1 training, as well as recently launching an online course for puppy owners.


Having graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2021 with a first class honours degree in Zoology, she is now continuing her professional development by studying for a Masters degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour through the University of Edinburgh.

Since founding AniMate, Charlotte has adopted a terrier from Dogs Trust (Chase, pictured right) and is enjoying the challenges and rewards he has brought with him.

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