I live in Johannesburg, South Africa, and have owned and trained several Border Collies and German Shepherds, in Obedience, Dog Carting, Dog Jumping, Agility and Dog Dancing, since 1973.
I am a senior judge in all these disciples,
and have judged all around South Africa, in Namibia and Zimbabwe.
I am an international judge of dog dancing (WCFO, USA), and have judged, given presentations and workshops in Pennsylvania, and Seattle, USA.
My Border Collie,
Triffyn, is a Freestyle Champion, and my German Shepherd, Tannah, needs four more qualifications for her championship title. Tannah also competes in RallyFree competitions. Triffyn's daughter, Teagan, has achieved her Trick Dog Champion title, and
CAP 1 and 2 (100%)
I studied and worked as a primary school teacher, but in 1995, I started my own training school - K C Dog School - and became a professional dog trainer, and a Senior Accredited Animal Behaviour Consultantant. I travel extensively
around the world, attending competitions, conferences and workshops, to extend my knowledge in all aspects of dogdom.
My hobby is singing, and performing on stage in amateur dramatics, so music choice and performance in a routine, is
something that is important to me.
I am deeply honoured and excited to have been asked to judge at the OEC.