Lucy is 14 years old now. We've had her since she was about a year old when she was found as a stray and taken to rescue.

It was very clear she had trust issues with people and dogs she didn't know. It's been a long journey for Lucy to overcome. However, with a little help from us and her little brother Charlie she's become very affectionate and playful. (Even though she bosses Charlie about!) She loves her bed and her food! (Like her mum!)

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

Take My Lead offers quality Dog Training and Dog Walking services in the Bolton and Bury area. Established in 2010, we have worked in the community for 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.


Welcome to Take My Lead

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.


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 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 2000 dogs to date!


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!