K9 leaders Pet Dog Training

Christine Davies

Qualifications

  • Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers / Membership number 892
  • HND Dog Training and Behaviour - Bishop Burton College
  • City & Guilds Certificate level 2, Canine Studies - Myers Clough College
  • Member of The Federation of Dog Trainers & Canine Behaviourists
  • Continuous training development: attending seminars, training days and plenty of reading – we never stop learning and our dogs are good teachers

Experience

I have been involved with dog-related activities for over 26 years and have owned/bred/exhibited some wonderful Bullmastiffs in this time. For the past 16 years I have been instructing pet dog owners from puppy to advanced level.

  • Exhibiting at Dog Shows (Breed Conformation) Bullmastiff
  • Conformation Show Judge (Open and Championship level)
  • Awarding CC in Bullmastiffs
  • Pet Dog Instructor/run GCDS at all levels
  • Examiner for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme, all levels

Personal

I have a nine year old bullmastiff called Cindy who enjoys walks, cuddles, eating and sleeping. Cindy was not an easy dog to own/train, being very nervous as a puppy, but thankfully she is very chilled out theses days.

Tracey Collier

Qualifications

  • Affiliated to British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers
  • Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers / Membership number 876
  • Judge for Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme

Experience

  • Owned, trained and competed with a German Shepherd for over 40 years initially in obedience and more recently in working trials
  • Puppy walked a Golden Retriever/Labrador for the Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Trainer of Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme for the last 10 years

Personal

I now own Czech an 8 year old German Shepherd Dog who has recently retired from competing due to injury. I live in Timperley and work part time at my husband’s accountancy firm in Broadheath. I have 2 grown up children and a grandson who is 18 months old. I particularly enjoy passing on my knowledge and experience on to new puppy owners helping them to train the new member of their family.


Assistant trainers

Bernie and Sandra both started in our puppy class nearly 8 years a go and now help out in class with training and advice.

Bernie’s Newfoundlands Jake and Fee have achieved Gold GCDS then went on to trained for water rescue and received top awards. Bernie also run’s a groomer parlour – Mucky Paws. Email bernie@wardy100.freeserve.co.uk for further information.

Sandra and Ted the Labrador have also achieved the gold GCDS award. Ted is a wonderful family member and loves doing tricks with Sandra’s grandchildren.

All three dogs help with meet and greet skills in the puppy class.