Warwick Dog Training Club was set up circa. 1972 & was previously known as “Warwick & District Dog Training Club”. We are a Kennel Club registered training establishment & run in accordance with Kennel Club rules & regulations. We hold an AGM every year which is attended by the committee & members that train with the club.
All our dog trainers & committee members are volunteers. Our trainers & committee members bring a wealth of knowledge to the club with a combined dog training experience of well over 100 years! Most of our trainers have dealt with ‘difficult’ dogs of their own & can often talk from experience.
Most of our trainers also compete or take part in various dog sports & activities. If you have any questions or are interested in activities such as showing, agility or racing then please ask & we'll be glad to help if we can.
Jean helps out with all of our classes. She has attended a 2 day Grisha Stewart Seminar on Behaviour Adjustment Training for canine aggression, fear & frustration & is also a certified pet first aider. She has also attended courses run by the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers). Jean originally
came to the club to train her Rottweiler & then became a committee member. She now owns a black Labradoodle.
Lesley has been with the club for about 8 years, she has completed a course in Canine Behaviour & Training Level 3 at Warwickshire College & has worked for the RSPCA in the past. She has attended Grisha Stewart Seminars and workshops with the IMDT. Lesley has kept dogs for many years,
some with behavioural problems & usually teaches our Beginners Course or Bronze Classes. She currently owns 2 rescue dogs.
Rachel has been with the club over 15 years & is our Head Trainer. In that time she has attended many seminars including ones by Ian Dunbar & John Rogerson. She is a qualified Vet Nurse & is also a member of the Guild of Dog Trainers as a Master Trainer. Rachel has completed a course in canine training & behaviour and has attended many workshops including Clicker Expo in 2015. She is also an assessor for the Kennel Club good citizen tests. Rachel has always had a love of bearded collies and currently owns 2 of them.
Sue has been with the club many years & is a black Labrador fan! Sue teaches our Silver/Gold classes & has attended many seminars/courses by well-known trainers & behaviourists including: Ian Dunbar Seminar on Fighting & Biting, a 2 day Grisha Stewart Seminar on Behaviour Adjustment Training
for canine aggression, fear & frustration & Aggression seminar by John Rogerson. She has also attended IMDT workshops to keep up to date with the latest training techniques.
Tracy is a qualified Kennel Club judge, ring steward & groomer. She has shown dogs to Crufts standard for over 25 years. She has previously worked in kennels & has completed courses through the Animal Care College. Tracy teaches our puppy classes & has also taught ring craft. She has attended
various seminars over the years by well-known speakers like Ian Dunbar & Grisha Stewart. She also attended Clicker Expo in 2015. Tracy has Sealyham Terriers & Bernese Mountain Dogs.