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? Too many years to remember.

 

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, Bronze, Silver and Gold examiner, 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, Silver and Gold 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 1 , 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, Class 2, Bronze KC trainer and examiner, 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, Class 2, Bronze KC trainer and examiner, 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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Name: Leanne Chalmers

 

 

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Name: Revanna Swales