A DOG trainer from Oldham has been nominated for a prestigious award for her work with the animals.

Diane Hannon made it to the final of the Animal Star Awards which are the dog trainer equivalent of the Oscars.

The dog lover has been working with animals since being 16 and she said she is thrilled to be nominated for her business Dog-E-Dayz Daycare.

Diane said: "I can't believe I have made it as a finalist I am thrilled, even though I do not know who has actually nominated me it is a great achievement to get this far."

Diane runs a doggy day care business in Oldham, she is is an approved WaggaWuffins qualified instructor, which is endorsed by the NOCN dealing in one to one, puppies and class lessons. She also has a diploma in canine psychology, which she passed with distinction for the open college UK.

Diane, 44, also studied breed specific behaviour with The Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training.

The dog trainer also has her own French Bulldogs Brooke and Beryl where they are currently working on obedience, advanced clicker skills and general life skills.

Mo and Jackson are her two terriers have done and attend workshops that help focus predatory drive and recall.

Diane also offers her expertise to French bull dog owners across the globe and regularly hosts training and advice classes over Facebook to dog owners on the other side of the world.

Dog-E-Dayz Daycare currently has six members of staff and Diane said that the demand for support has been high.

She said: "During lockdown we have still been advising dog owners and giving them expert advice.

"I absolutely love what I do and I invest in my staff to deliver the best. I am amazed that my hard work with animals has finally been recognised.

"I left home at 16 to work on a farm training Olympic rode horses and it is the best thing I ever did.

"My love for animals is still the same as it was back then."

The awards are on March 28.