I have always loved dogs from an early age and I rescued my first dog, an easy-going Labrador x JRT in 2007. More recently in 2014 I rescued my current dog Cooper, a then very boisterous 2-year old Labrador x Rottweiler.
Cooper has taught me a lot about dog behaviour, this has led to me learning more about how I can help him adjust to a new life.
I started my agility journey with Cooper in 2015. The mental stimulation really helped with day to day life and from there I was hooked. Cooper has retired now, but during his agility career we went from Grade 1 to Grade 3 and competed (and won, multiple times) at the largest agility competition in the world!
Delta is my 5 year old Border Collie and currently my only competing dog. Over the past 2 years we have made it to Grade 7 and are now regularly competing in champ classes together, and we also managed to make it to our first champ final in September 2023. In 2022, Delta and I tried out for Team GB and we ended up being offered a place as a reserve for team GB at the IFCS World Agility Championships in 2023 at the first time trying out at this level!
Although my classes are heavily focused on agility training, I do also offer 1-2-1 training and have helped many people over the past few years on a range of training issues using a reward based training ethos, that I firmly believe will help your dog be happy and bring you many amazing memories.
My main aim during any of my classes, 1-2-1's or workshops is to help you learn new skills with your dog, and also have a lot of fun at the same time. I have been told that my enthusiasm is infectious, and that has to be a good thing!
I am using my experience and knowledge gained from owning, training and completing various training courses on canine behaviour to help the local community with a variety of training and behaviour problems through 1-2-1 training.
Here is a list of courses, seminars and workshops attended-
Real Life Dog Training Presentation (August 2016) – Gemma Fisher, Daybreak Dogs.
Agility Instructor Training Starting Out Seminar, (October 2016) – Gemma Fisher and Martin Tait, Daybreak Dogs.
Raising a puppy talk with Gemma Fisher Daybreak dogs (September 2018)
Talk with Rosie Bescoby – Puppies! (January 2017)
Injury prevention in the agility athlete (January 2017) – Lowri Davies, The Smart Veterinary Clinic.
How to run a safe and successful dog walking business and canine first aid (July 2017) – Roz Pooley, The Mutty Professor and Rachel Trafford, Moorlands Dog Rescue .
I have completed the following Open Study College courses-
TQUK Animal Care Level 2 (January 2017)
TQUK Animal Behaviour Level 3 (March 2017)
CPD accredited Dog First Aid Emergency Canine Care (August 2017) - Dog First Aid
The following diplomas were achieved through the Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour (ADTB)-
Understanding what makes a dog tick (September 2017)
Setting up a successful training course (October 2017)
Puppy level training course (October 2017)
Sapphire level instructors course (November 2017)
Diamond Level instructors course (December 2019)
I am a member of The academy of Dog Training and Behaviour (January 2020)
I have completed a Diploma in Canine Behaviour provided by The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour. (May 2020).
The Association of pet behaviour councillors virtual conference 2020 (APBC)