I have had over 30 years experience of training dogs and currently have four German Shepherds sharing my home in Bristol (along with my ever patient husband), all of whom either compete or are youngsters at the beginning of their training careers. My work and passion is dog training.
I have bred and trained three German Shepherd Obedience Champions; Obedience Champion Zakanja Bitter N Twisted; his litter sister Obedience Champion Zakanja Little Creature and her daughter Obedience Champion Zakanja Beewyched. In a sport completely dominated by Border Collies (especially at championship level), I am extremely proud of our success.
I have been honoured to be invited to judge dog obedience competitions not only in the UK but also in Europe, also being a qualified Championship judge. In addition I have taught dog training seminars in this country, Netherlands and Germany.
My dogs frequently come with me to training courses and classes and are often used as trainers themselves, showing not only humans but other dogs how to behave. I believe it is important to remember that all dogs are individuals, and I have therefore attended many different courses myself as I feel it is important to hear a wide range of opinions and believe that no one method is absolute. My course repertoire includes John Rogerson, world renowned behaviourist; Angela Stockdate, dog aggression specialist; Scallywags; COAPE; ADTB to name just a few.
However the greatest teacher of all is the dog and nothing can substitute for years of experience gained from working with different dogs. In recent years I have bred several German Shepherd litters and I am extremely selective about where they are homed. I offer life time support to all of my puppies and their owners and am always available on the phone for advice if there is a need and I will happily travel to visit them. I provide puppy training days once a month where all the owners can get to meet each other, train their dogs and see how the rest of the litter are progressing.
I really enjoy following the progress of my puppies and nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing them as they grow.
Thurrock 2014 - Jenny and Chica OB CH Zakanja Little Creature"
Crufts 2013 - Jenny & Chance (OB CH Zakanja Bitter N Twisted)