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About us

Kelly Rickards

Kelly’s experience in training began with her own dogs from a variety of breed groups - alongside working with a wide selection of other animals over the past 30 years. After meeting one of her current dogs (an excitable rescue called Olive), Kelly began training dogs with one of the country’s best clubs offering the Kennel Clubs Good Citizen Dog scheme.


During this time, Kelly has completed the Good Citizen Dog Scheme assessor's examinations and taught many classes from puppy level to gold standard. She has also competed in Rally obedience with Olive and several other dogs along the way. She's also taken part in dog agility and rally obedience training, and demonstrations at local shows and events, as well as having the honour of judging at local fun pet dog shows. Kelly is regularly asked to assess the G.C.D.S at national championship shows, alongside being invited to represent the Kennel Club at Crufts as assistant team leader, assessor and a demo team member.


Kelly also holds a qualification in canine and human first aid.


Olive is a real bundle of energy! Part Staffie, part Lurcher, but 100% Character. Olive can always be found by Kelly’s side… or any nearby food!

Mr Bert

All hair and glamour a typical working springer who takes his role as demo dog very serious indeed!!!

Anne Herbert

Along with this dynamic duo we also have… Anne Herbert and Andrea Harvey who run Chase Dog Training.

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Anne is not only a highly experienced and skilled instructor, but a Kennel Club Examiner to Gold Level and has assessed at many Kennel Club Championship 

Shows as well as Crufts! Anne is currently owned by 2 Labradors, but has also had terriers and Dalmatians in the past - so is well used to the more “independent” breeds!

As well as 30 years experience of instructing; Anne has also taken part in demonstration teams for obedience and Good Citizens at many local events, and some national ones too including Crufts, Belvoir Game Fair, and Manchester Pet Show. She has also trained her own dogs in various disciplines including agility, flyball, and Rally - as well as having a interest in gundog training.


For more information on the Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme, click above

Our Sponsors

Joining us on our journey are our sponsors – who if it weren’t for them, this wouldn’t have been made possible. If you’d like to know more about these important people,

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