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. and Competition Levels.
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.
Recently 2018 won 1st in Competition Obedience at introductory level, and 1st in Competition Obedience Kennel Club Special Pre Beginner Stakes level qualified at Discover Dogs 2018 now Qualified for Crufts 2018 fingers crossed.