FromeK9 was set up 18 years ago as a hobby which I ran alongside my 'proper desk job' After a while it became apparent that I should follow my love of working with people & dogs and turn FromeK9 a full time job. The word 'job' just dosent seem like the right word to use as it really is a pleasure for me to work at something I am so passionate about.
I am a vet reccommended Behaviourist, and can confidently work with any breed of dog. I am a realistic dog trainer & behaviourist.
I take pride in my teaching, and I expect progress! the path to a well trained dog isnt just a 1hr training class per week!
I spent 3 years working with the 'Canine Film Academy' and won many awards for my teaching ability, and for handling dogs on photoshoots, primarily for 'Dogs Today' magazine.
I am a full member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers, (BIPDT) I have also been an assessor for the Academy of Dog Training & Behaviour (ADTB)
I have both studied canine behaviour with COAPE, and lived with a pack of dogs for over 25 years. I have been through the highs & lows of owning difficult guarding breeds, and rescuing and rehabilitating gundogs & Terriers.
I have competed in many different sports including, working trials, Obedience (I am a qualified Kennel Club Obedience Judge and have judge on many occasions) Agility, and Canicross, for which I have competed at the highest level competing for the United Kingdom. I have also trained in the sport of Schutzund and worked with training dogs for protection.
I attend courses to keep myself on form & up to date with training methods, some of which I find useful and others a complete waste of time.
I am not a namby pamby trainer, neither do I use harsh methods, my message is clear to the dogs, motivational, and in return the dogs enjoy their training.
I have appeared on TV, radio, and in numerous Dog related publications. I have bred German Shepherds and my own dogs have the privilege of representing the breed on the stand at both Crufts, and Discover Dogs in London.
My current pack consists of 2 German Shepherds, and a Dutch Shepherd.
Aside from dogs, I am a mother that enjoys, Rock Climbing, Caving, Kayaking, Running, Cycling, Swimming with Dogs (Rescue Water Dogs) and Adventure Racing. I dont wear tweed skirts, carry a bumbag or wear a shellsuit! But I do know alot of dog trainers that do!
So - hopefully I have wet your appetitie to come & join us..................we really are not just any old dog club!