Team Canine Perspective

Team Canine Perspective is made up of two Directors, Marie Yates & Jill Bates, an Advisory Board and an ever-increasing list of incredible people who support us in different ways, including survivors, canine co-tutors, professionals in the fields of sexual violence, mental health and trauma recovery, researchers, an illustrator, an intellectual property lawyer, project leads and our ever-patient accountant. As we’re now growing, we’ll be looking to expand the team. Vacancies will be advertised here and via our social media channels.

Our Vision

A world without sexual violence

Our Purpose

Empower survivors to follow their own path whilst working towards a world free from sexual violence

Our Mission

Through the impactful stories of rescue dogs, inspire survivors to become leaders, empowering them to become part of our journey towards prevention.


We lead with integrity; providing a safe space where true strength and courage is nurtured and celebrated.


We’re creating change by learning with and from rescue dogs. Everything we stand for has to come with an associated action, in the same way that we work with dogs; every cue has to have an associated action. Change happens when individuals begin to behave differently. Change happens as a result of action.

Ethics & Qualifications

Our ethics, qualifications and commitment to CPD focus on both canine and human development.

Marie has a Master’s Degree which focuses on the social and political ethics of disability with a focus on intersectionality. She is a qualified personal performance coach, experienced tutor, speaker and a published author. Marie is an Acumen Fellow and a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs.

Jill is a mental health professional with extensive experience, working in the field.

Then, there are the dogs… kindness, force-free learning and positive reinforcement aren’t just for the humans!

Professional Membership & Qualifications

  • Diploma in Canine Behaviour – International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour
  • Full Member of The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers – Membership Number: 2219