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I have 30 years of training experience having joined my first club at 14 years old. I hold a degree in Canine Behaviour and Training and am a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (www.apdt.co.uk) as well as a full member of the Pet Professional Guild (www.petprofessionalguild.com).
I am also an approved trainer for Dog A.I.D. helping owners train their own assistance dogs via the Dog A.I.D. Charity.
My special interests are rescue dogs (of which I have three), sighthounds (of which I have two) and aggression issues. I also enjoy a wide range of canine activities with my own dogs, which is why our classes at WTDT also include elements from various canine sports to keep things interesting and fun.
I don't teach personally at WTDT in South London anymore as I now live in Norfolk, but I am still very closely involved with the running of the classes and WTDT in general.
My four dogs are:
Flash, a 13-year old rescue Saluki, also enjoyed a bit of competitive obedience and agility, but unfortunately due to degenerative disc disease he is not allowed to do either of them anymore, so he now sticks to some fun training and pet obedience. He also achieved all his KCGC Awards up to Gold.
Jesse, a 10-year old American Cocker Spaniel, is a keen competitor in obedience and also loves having a go at agility now and again. He has won out of Beginners and is now competing with the big boys in Novice and
Test A at obedience shows.
Skye, is a 6-year old rescue Cocker Spaniel (show type x working type)r and is getting ready for her time in the obedience and agility ring. She will tell you though that although obedience is quite fun, she actually much prefers agility and also enjoys having a go at some gundog work!
Blake, is my youngest at 3 years old. He is a rescue saluki x greyhound and loves training. He is practicing for competitive obedience and is loving every minute of it.
GONE, but never forgotten:
The big white fella in the picture above is Troy, a rescue Pyrenean Mountain Dog. He is unfortunately no longer with us.
Dylan, the second one from the right, was a rescue Lurcher, and is unfortunately also no longer with us.
Picture: Rose Barham (2014)