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 skill.

Charlotte founded AniMate in 2018 after moving to Lincoln, having studied courses with Canine Principles and the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT).

As part of her continued professional development, she is currently undertaking a degree course in zoology at the University of Lincoln, and is also conducting a summer research project on the variation in skull shape between different dog breeds.

Rusty weaving