Let's talk Dog & Food

As a qualified canine nutritionist and 7 years experience as a business coach, I will help empower you to take back control of your dog’s health so they can lead the healthy and happy life they deserve.

Canine Nutritionist

Tara Paonessa

My name is Tara and I am a qualified canine nutritionist. I found my passion for dog nutrition when my German Shepherd, Bear, suffered continual digestive issues. Having seen the amazing effects a change in diet had on my beloved boy, I set out on a mission to encourage more owners to think about the effect nutrition has on the health of their dogs. Having retrained, I now get to talk to wonderful dog owners all day long about their faithful friend’s food, and nothing makes me happier! For me, learning never ends. One course leads to another, which leads to another book, white paper or a conference and I am still learning something new every day!

How can I help?

From free introductory calls, to longer consultations and follow-ups, I have a range of services designed to meet you & your pets specific needs.

15 Minute Free Introductory Call

Designed to explore how we can work together.

30 Minute Consultation

In-depth discussion with help on a specific issue.

60 Minute Consultation

Nutrition deep dive to support illnesses or diet revamps.

What I have learnt.

The five key things I have learnt about canine nutrition.
  1. What we feed our dogs effects their behaviour.
  2. Their food impacts their health on the inside as well as the outside.
  3. Not all foods are created equally, no matter how convincing the marketing is.
  4. You can do small things that will make a huge difference to common problems.
  5. Food is fun. It’s not just what food we give our dogs, but how we feed them that can make a big difference.

Client Feedback

A few words from some of our brilliant customers.




I have recently adopted an elderly blind German Shepherd who after spending two years in a rescue centre is in desperate need of going on a diet! Tara has been amazing and has given me some great ideas of how I can bulk his meals up. She has given me a tracker with our regular foods and the weight is coming off beautifully!




I can’t recommend Tara highly enough. She really listened carefully to everything I explained about Fred and the results of his allergy test report. He now has variety in his diet and treats too! Thank you so very much.

Let's chat!

I am here to help you as a dog owner with your dog’s nutrition. So if you want to chat about your dog and their food, a phone call is the best way to connect. It is old fashioned and the first 15-minutes are free!

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