Take a look at these wonderful photos from Anton Liebscher of the Felstead Dog Show. held at Felsted Recreational Park, Felsted. Essex, September 2018
By Jackie Taylor
I raise funds for Morgan’s Dog Rescue which is a rescue centre in Alston in Cumbria that takes in failed working collies primarily and rehomes then into working sports homes such as obedience and agility. I always help her around this time of year in the hope we get enough funds to take us through the winter! It’s pretty bleak up in Alston in the Winter !!
I am a qualified human and canine massage therapist and as part of my
work I also run canine fitness workshops following a muscular assessment and
massage. I plan to travel throughout the country and Northern
I bought in a border collie pup in January this year and as part of his pack
I received CSJ treats to train him, he loved them and I’ve continued to buy
them. As part of my demonstrations I show handlers from all disciplines how to
keep their dogs in peak performance for their chosen dog sport.
I also help out Team Scotland in the Inter Regional events at Crufts each year, to raise funds to buy them sweatshirts and new collars and leads for the dogs who qualify. This year I am also running an online photo competition to raise funds for the Scottish Inter Regional Team event for Crufts 2019. Find out more in our Facebook Group: Crufts 2019 Scottish Inter RegionalTeam Photo Comp
At nearly 30, Jeannie has a range of qualifications and experience under her belt
A Bachelor of Education specialising in Foundation Stage AND ICT in Teaching, managing her own team in ‘Commissions’ (Pensions & Insurance) and finally ‘Estimating’ (number crunching and formulas) in Underfloor Heating has all lead to a strong understanding of approaching challenges at as many different angles as possible.
Always crazy about animals, especially dogs
Jeannie grew up spending most weekends and holidays around her grandparents’ large groups of Working Labradors, Irish Water Spaniels and Springers. At a young age, she was discouraged from pursuing dog training as a career, because there was “little money in it, and no security”. However, Jeannie did get her first dog whilst still at school, a strong but complex rescue terrier who taught Jeannie that positive reinforcement was magical. From then, she went on to trick training, obedience, flyball and agility, learning as much as she could from the dogs she encountered until 5 years ago she finally bit the bullet to become a self-employed dog trainer.
Well, that was the plan. Two and a half years ago, Jeannie was approached for a photoshoot with two of her dogs who wowed the photographer so much that she spoke to Charlotte, a friend of hers in the media. The rest they say, is history. Jeannie’s first proper media job was a long, complex day, with her dog, Kheva, working alongside a cat she had never met. Charlotte was so impressed that now, over the past two years of working together, they have completed almost 100 projects together – working dogs, cats, chickens, parrots….. basically, any animal they can source.
It is a complex job, with not every dog or owner being suitable
Jeannie prides herself in being a positive only trainer and handler, even when the pressure is on, using creativity to get the job done. Her experience ranges from Christmas Dog Movies, to Food Packets, Music Videos and Hollywood movies (not released yet !). Check out just a few examples of their projects:
- Arlas “Boot Camp Doggy”
- PDSA “Regular Donation Ad”
- Tom Chaplin’s “Midnight Mass” (get the tissues)
- M&S Christmas 2017 ad
- Tescos Christmas 2017 Ad “Snooze”
- More Than “Bark in the Park
- More Than “Doggyssentials”
- Secret Life of Dogs Series 2
- Christmas 24’s “Merry Woofmas”
Aside from TV work and training dogs, Jeanna competes and trains in agility, conformation, and obedience
In 2018 she and her dogs have won Best of Breed, Best Bitch (x3) and Best Puppy in Breed (x5). At Three Counties, they even achieved Pastoral Puppy Group Three! Also counted among their successes are winning the Special PreBeginners (obedience) Grand Final at Crufts, and winning out of PreBeginners at a subsequent show. In June 2018 they had their first agility win, taking them into Grade 2.
Jinty – JRT Cross – 7years. Kheva – Pyrenean Sheepdog – 5years. Rumour – Mini American Shepherd – 4years. Dora – English Springer Spaniel – 2years. Ditto – Pyrenean Sheepdog – 8months.
Kheva the Pyrenean Sheepdog Of GeeGee Dogs
Put Your Paws Up Dog Training & Trained Dogs UK
By Sarah Prince
The event went really well and everyone is so keen for it to be an annual event, we already have judges and teams booked for the next 2 years! We only had 8 weeks to pull this years event off, and that’s from the original idea to the event day itself, but it went really well. Everyone is expecting it to be bigger and better next year though, so I just hope I can do what they expect. This year the event raised £2,291.05 for Macmillan, so we were really pleased.
Thank you so much for kindly sponsoring the ladies team and for donating the goodies bags to the judges, they were thrilled with them, and everyone loved the t-shirt too.It is because of your kindness and also of the other companies that kindly donated that we were able to raise such a good amount for Macmillan, which they were thrilled with.
See more photos and find out more about the The TerMANators and The LADykillers event on Friday 22nd September @ 3pm at: King George V playing Fields, West Bromwich, West Midlands: https://dogobediencebots.weebly.com