I have had dogs all my life, for as long as I can remember, mostly German Shepherds and all rescued.
When you take a rescue dog on you need to be able to work with all kinds of temperaments.
I have worked my dogs to Gold Standard. I started training dogs with a school in Kent for three years and progressed onto to do a Pet Diploma and passed with a Grade A Merit which inspired me to go on further.
I then went on to train with the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT) and in my first year qualified as an affiliated member with a Grade 2 Honour's pass. This again urged me on for the next grade which was a year later when I qualified as an affiliated Grade 1 Instructor.
I am now on the Board of Governors for the BIPDT and an Associate member, qualified as a Graduate Instructor ABIPDT.
I am a Kennel Club Good Citizen Examiner, Bronze, Silver, and Gold level & City & Guilds Qualified Dog Groomer.