|Bev has been competing in agility for the last 27 years, during which time she has trained/handled a wide variety of breeds in all heights, and at all grades including KC Championship. Bev has qualified for most of the major agility finals, and has competed at both Crufts and Olympia. In the last twelve months Bev has qualified for two national finals and KC Championship finals with her Grade 7 Border Collie, "Zac".
"My interest lies in training young dogs, I love to watch them gather confidence and knowledge, and relish the challenge of helping them become the best they can be. I strongly believe that if the basics are taught carefully then you will succeed; good foundations are what it's all about!"
Bev currently competes with:
- "Zac" : Large Grade 7 / KC Championship level Border Collie
- "Zeta" : Large Grade 5 Border Collie
- "Poppy" : Medium Grade 7 / KC Championship level crossbreed terrier (now competing in Veterans)
|During James' agility career he has trained and handled a wide variety of breeds in all heights and most grades. James is a self-confessed gundog addict, having started his agility career with a working cocker spaniel (which reached Grade 6 before sadly retiring very early). James currently handles at Grade 7 and KC Championship level.
James has a diverse background as a trainer, initially as a target shooting instructor, then as a motorsport medical instructor, before beginning his agility instructor career with Dig-It Dogs in Cheshire.
During the last twelve months James has competed in the Olympia Agility Finals, qualified for KC Championship finals, and two national finals with his Grade 7 Working Sheepdog, "Neila", as well as qualifying for a national final with his Veteran Border Collie , "Rio".
"I believe the three most important components of agility are motivation, motivation, and motivation. Every dog has the potential to improve, and I believe the key to unlocking this potential is for the dog to think that a fun game just got better. I love to watch the dog gain confidence, the handler gain confidence, and then the partnership progress - I get a real buzz from being part of this process."
James currently competes with:
- "Neila" : Large Grade 7 / KC Championship level Working Sheepdog
- "Rio" : Large Grade 7 / KC Championship level Border Collie
- "Spider" : Pre-competition Working Cocker Spaniel