Training Team ........
The success of CCEG is due to a core team of Instructors and helpers who have
been together for many years. All our Instructors have 'hands on' experience of owning and training their own
dogs. most have attended Courses on training, behaviour, instructing and problem solving. All have a special area of interest in training - so within the team is a vast amount of
knowledge, which is readily shared with trainee Instructors, class members and anyone seeking help and
advice. This all works because of great teamwork, dedication, enthusiasm and mutual respect for each others approaches to training and behaviour - and above all their love of dogs.
Not all the team will be currently taking a regular class or with us both days.
- Accredited member of The Kennel Club Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour.
of The Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour working towards accreditation.
Senior Instructors with cceg for 15 or more years.
Alan Cole – Is an Accredited Kennel Club Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour. Member of the British Institute of Professional
Dog Trainers and the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors. He has been involved in dog training and training clubs for the last 50 years. Over those years he has attended over 80 Courses on training, instructing and behaviour. Many of these were with former Met/Police Dog Trainer/Instructor Roy Hunter first as a Course member and later helping to run and plan Courses. Special area of interest: GSD training and behaviour management. Companion Dog Training to advance leavel.
Pat Wells – has been with us for 24 years and instructing for the last 18. She is interested in all areas of training including obedience, agility, tracking, fun & games. She is an outstanding trainer and compassionate dog person. She has completed an Animal First Aid Training Course and is a non-accredited member of The Kennel Club
Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour. Special area of interest: Obedience, Agility, Practical & Fun Training. Behaviour. Pat currently takes the Junior Class on Saturdays and Sundays and Fun Nose Work Class on Sunday.
Tracey Usher has been with us for 25 years Instructing for 21 years. She has attended Courses on Training, Instructing and Behaviour including 3 five-day Courses. She is an experienced 'hands on' horse and dog person and knowledgeable trainer. Tracey has completed an Animal First Aid Training Course. Special area of interest: Puppy, small dogs & GSD Training. Tracey currently takes the Puppy Class on Saturdays and Sundays and Small Dog Class on a Saturday.
Jan Burrell - is an Accredited Kennel Club Instructors in Companion Dog Training .. Instructing for 21 years with and has attended Courses on Training, Instructing and Behaviour including 4 five-day Courses. She is interested in all areas and methods of training and is a very knowledgeable companion dog trainer. Jan has also completed an Animal First Aid Training Course and is a non- Special area of interest: Puppy & Advance Companion Training. Behaviour & Training Problems. Jan currently takes the Beginners and Advance Classes on a Sunday and with Tracey runs Puppysteps at Caldecote on Thursday evenings.
Vickie Arlesden Vickie started training dogs in her teens and after attending
college and completing a Course in Animal Care, she joined and became a trainer
with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. She has 26 years 'hands on' experience
23 of these instructing.She runs her own Puppy Training courses offering 1-2-1 home visits. She has completed an Animal First Aid TrainingCourse, Completed a correspondence course with COAPE on Puppy Class Instruction. and most recently qualified as aLevel 2, Veterinary Care Assistant. Special area of interest: Puppy and Young Dog Training
& Behaviour. Vickie currently takes the Adolescence Class on a
Elaine Barns. Elaine started her involvement with training dogs at 17,
with now many years of training behind her (she asked me not to say how many!), her credentials are these years of 'hands on' experience. She has given a home over the years to a number of rescue dogs and did until the recent sad loss of two, have three rescue German Shepherds. As well as training she has a vast knowledge of the behaviour and sometimes special needs of rescue dogs. She has worked in boarding kennels and is also a dog groomer. She started training with cceg in 1999. Special area of interest: GSD's, Rescue dogs Training & Behaviour. Elaine currently takes a Beginners Class on both Saturdays and Sundays.
Kari Greaves. BSc Hons, MBA, MCIH. COAPE Certified Animal Behaviourist - DipCABT (RQF Level 4) Kari is passionate about dogs and learning
why they do what they do. She started
attending training classes at CCEG 9 years ago with her Eurasier puppy,
socialising him to behave on family outings and, most importantly in the
pub. Kari became interested in instructing and joined the team 5 years ago . Kari is working towards a degree qualification with the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training and
has completed courses on; Dog Training, Aggression, How
dogs Learn and Common Behaviour Problems.
Kari now has 2 Eurasiers both attending classes most weekends and
gradually gaining their KC Good Citizen Awards. Member
of The Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour working towards accreditation. Special areas of interest; how dogs learn, breed traits, Eurasiers and,
other unusual breeds.
Gail Stafford A.DipCBM. FdScAAB. BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare (BSc ABW) Advanced Diploma in Canine
Behaviour Management (A. Dip. CBM) Gail started
training with us 12 years ago with her little Yorkie Charlie (sadly no longer with us). She loved CCEG so much she never left.Gail started instructing 7 years ago She now has Bambi (a labradoodle) and Pippin (a Yorkie). She runs her own Puppy Training courses offering 1-2-1 home visits . Special area of interest: Puppy Training and puppies, cuddling puppies, puppies generally, puppy kisses, and just puppies . Gail currently takes Puppy Classes .
Sam Wright. Sam and her Pug..Winston Charlie George first started coming to CCEG in June
2012 after being at another training group for about 4 months. They decided to join the companion dog training group, quickly progressing from puppy to beginners and then
onto juniors where we have stayed ever since. Sam first
started taking part in the small dog class a few years ago and last
year she was asked to take over as the class trainer. Special area of interest: Companion obedience and pug training.
Katie Cheung has lived with GSDs and Collie crossbreeds from childhood, and so has
lots of hands-on experience with the working breeds and the typical collie
issues such as herding and dog-dog fear aggression. Living in the Middle East,
she adopted a feral pup from a litter found in the desert and, through her,
learnt how to help pups with extreme fear issues. She now lives with Bonnie the
GSD cross and likes to think she's in charge! In her day job as a speech
therapist working with children and their parents, she particularly employs
lateral thinking and a creative approach, both of which she is able to bring to
puppy training. She is patient and encouraging with both people and dogs. Katie works with Jan at PuppySteps classes on Thursdays and with Tracey in
the CCEG puppy training classes on Sundays. Special area of interest: GSDs,
collies, behaviour and puppies, puppies, puppies!
The 'witches' above new team members helping with classes on Sundays. Special area of interest: GSDs training, behaviour and temperament management
The Support Team!!...The cceg Support Team…3 very important team members are
Carol& Alan have been members for 23 years. Over the years
they have given a home to 6 Border Collies all from rescue centres. Carol
has 24 years 'hands on' experience of training and has attended 2
five-day training Courses plus the Animal (Dogs) First Aid Training
Course. Carol is not only our 'standby' instructor but together with
Alan gives a lot of their time helping at training sessions,
welcoming everybody and admin etc. Carol also works as a volunteer on the Blue
Cross telephone support line for bereaved pet owners (see Memory Page for more
Barbara ...helps Carol & Alan
and cover for them when they are away. Barbara is owned by Golden Retriever Bob.
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