Our Trainer


My name is Rebecca and for as long as I can remember, I have always had dogs in my life and have enjoyed the warmth and companionship you get from owning a balanced and happy dog.

Having spent most of my career training people and turned my attention to training dogs AND people. In 2010 I completed a foundation degree in Canine Behaviour and Training.

I set up Take My Lead shortly after and have loved meeting people and their dogs and watching the relationships develop between them.


I worked with a number of rescues, including Dog's Trust as a Training and Behaviour Advisor. I've personally assessed approximately 6000 dogs (and counting!)


We only use positive reinforcement methods, which help to maintain a loving and trusting relationship between you and your pet.


We are all qualified in Canine First Aid and are fully insured.


You can be sure your dog is in safe hands!


Welcome to Take My Lead

"Would highly recommend, worked wonders with my 2 fur babies and taught me lots about how my dogs think and learn. Thank you!"


Sarah, Leon & Cassie - Oct 19

Take My Lead offers quality Dog Training and Dog Walking services in the Bolton area. Established in 2010, we have worked in the community for over a decade and pride ourselves on the personal service we provide our customers. Our knowledge and experience means we can offer a professional and tailored service to you and your dog.


"Matt has been walking Jed for a year now. He has taken great care of our lovely boy. It was reassuring to know that our dog was having a great time while we were at work. Sadly, we are moving areas so will be out of take my lead’s catchment. I would completely recommend them to anyone needing a dog walker they can trust and count on!"


Ashleigh & Jed - July 19

Our Dogs


Charlie is 12 years old and was a rescue. He came over from Ireland at 2.5 years old and found his way to us.

He had his issues with traffic and recall but he's overcome this really well.

He is very sweet, cuddly and loves a tennis ball!

He also likes to sit on your knee - he doesn't realise he's not a puppy anymore!

Our Dog Walker - Matt


Having joined Take My Lead in 2013, Matt has been a full time professional dog walker for over 7 years and holds a Diploma in Canine Behaviour Training.

In addition he is trained in canine first aid and holds DBS (CRB) clearance and the relevant insurance.


Sadly we lost our Lucy in July 2021. We'd had her since she was about 1 year old and she was 15 when she went to the bridge.

It was very clear from the beginning that she had trust issues with people and dogs she didn't know. It was a long journey for Lucy to overcome. However, with a little help from us and her little brother Charlie she became very affectionate and playful. (Even though she bossed Charlie about!) She loved her bed and her food!

She also enjoyed singing to various music including Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Kings of Leon!


We miss her every day - but were so lucky to have this sassy madam in our lives for so long!