Below are pictures and info on our Trainers who can be identified in class wearing black hoodies with instructor on the back.

 

Name: David Hirst

How long have you been an instructor for?

Which classes do you teach?

Class 3

Your doggy history:

Any other hobbies/ intrests:

 

Name: Dawn Sutcliffe

How long have you been an instructor for? Since 2006

Which classes do you teach?

Puppy, class1 class2 class3 Kc classes agility & flyball

Your doggy history: I've had dogs all life My very first dog was an Afghan hound and she was lovely but nutty, then a Yorkshire terrier. When I got married we got a tiny rescue pup ( who had been found dumped in a bin liner ) she was a gsd/ collie cross she lived to 13 and she is what got me into gsds My very first pedigree gsd was gypsy soon to be followed by Zeus , Thor & zanna yes gsd hooked.

Any other hobbies/ intrests:Hobbies are reading /competitive obedience and anything doggy related

 

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Name: Lynne Blair

How long have you been an instructor for? I have been fully qualified through BAGSD since 2008. I am also a Bronze examiner for the KCGCD scheme.

Which classes do you teach? 

I can instruct in all classes and also teach agility and breed as well as the KCGCD scheme at all levels. I am normally found in Class 2 and taking the Kennel Club classes.

Your doggy history: I currently have one GSD, Tiber, who is my fifth dog. I moved to Yorkshire from Scotland in 1995 and in Scotland I had done breed showing and some working trials. I joined BAGSD Huddersfield in 1999 with our third GSD, Pooka, and started training with the club. I have been a Committee member since 2006 and am currently Chairperson and Treasurer. I am passionate about trying to give every dog the best training so it can enjoy life as a good canine citizen and be a dog that its family enjoys life with.

Any other hobbies/ intrests: I enjoy photography. cooking, wildlife and nature. I also breed and show hamsters with my daughter under the Custard Hamstery prefix and am a qualified Syrian hamster judge.

 

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Name: Elaine Thorpe

How long have you been an instructor for? Since 2010

Which classes do you teach?

Puppys, Class 1 and 2, Bronze KC and Agility

Your doggy history: Stuart and I have had Shepherds for mare than 28yrs. We came to the club, thats were ones intrest grew.We no longer have of our own, but we get our doggy fix when I train, while Stuart pats, cuddles and always is ready for a chat with the dogs.

Any other hobbies/ intrests: Far too many to mention, but a few include dogs, theatre. I am also in a ladys group coffee mornings, lunch out etc etc.

 

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Name: Helen Mcgregor

How long have you been an instructor for? Since August 2016

Which classes do you teach?

Puppy and Class , Bronze KC, Agility

Your doggy history: I trained my pet Collies from being a child.

Any other hobbies/ intrests: My daughter Holly and Horses.

 

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Name: Sally Dyson

 

How long have you been an instructor for?

Since August 2016

 

Which classes do you teach?

Puppy and Class 1, Bronze KC, Agility

 

Your doggy history:

Owned 3 dogs prior to the 2 we have now.  Never been involved in any formal dog training before bringing Samba to our club at the age of 12 weeks (Nov 2013)

 

Any other hobbies/ intrests:

Pilates, cooking, gardening, drawing and wine tasting!

 

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Name: Mandie Sykes

How long have you been an instructor for?

Since August 2016

Which classes do you teach?

Puppy and Class1, Bronze KC, Agility

Your doggy history:

I have had GSD's all my life. 

Recently I had 3, a female and 2 boys, but unfortunately lost my girl in Nov 2016.  I started to come to the club when Diesel was 12 weeks back in 2009.

Any other hobbies/ intrests:

Motorbikes, painting, drawing and gaming on my PS4

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