Judy is one of the founder members of Laxey Dog Club and has been involved in the training classes for over 30 years. She has a wealth of experience to draw on, having also dealt with dogs in various other situations including working as a veterinary nurse, breeding German Shepherds and successes in obedience and breed shows. She also has first-hand knowledge of rescue dogs gained from working as a Warden at the M.S.P.C.A. and re-homing a rescue dog. Judy is the proud owner of Papillon Juniper
Judy was one of the founder members of Laxey Dog Club in May 1982. In 2002 she became aware of the new changes in attitudes to dog training, and inspired by the late John Fisher, started the new style of Laxey Dog Club.
Having worked her way through classes, Perryn joined the team of instructors in 2012 and is now primarily involved in teaching the beginners’/puppy class. Perryn’s relaxed, approachable attitude combined with her ability to see things from a dog’s point of view means that she is able to guide owners and their dogs to a better understanding of each other. Perryn shares her life with Cockerpoo Atticus and Bichon/Poodle Mac.
Roz started attending classes at Laxey Dog Club in 2013 with her first dog, Labrador Lola and combined what she learned with lots of practice and additional research. Her hard work paid off and she and Lola were the recipients of many first place rosettes and several awards including “Best Newcomer” and “Handler of the Year”. In 2016 Roz agreed to join the training team to share her knowledge and experience with other owners.
Chris has been a member of Laxey Dog Club for many years and has experienced different styles of training as new methods have evolved. She has shared her life with a variety of dogs (currently rescue dog Golden Retriever Ruby) and understands how important it is to treat each dog as an individual and adapt your approach accordingly. Chris is an expert at listening to problems, asking the right questions and suggesting possible solutions.
Lisa is one of our team of new trainee Instructors. She has a great passion for animal care and has worked in Tiggywinkles – the world’s leading wildlife hospital – nursing and caring for a variety of animals and also teaching the NVQ Level 2 Animal Care Course. Lisa has shared her life with many animals over the years, the latest being Rubee, a little mixed-breed rescue dog. Working on Rubee’s training and issues has fuelled Lisa’s interest in using her wide range of skills and experience to help dogs and owners reach their full potential. Lisa is continuing her studies with a Canine Coaching Course, Canine First Aid Course and “Fit for Life – Training the Family Dog.
Pauline has joined Laxey Dog Club as a trainee Instructor. She has always shared her life with animals large and small and has organised events such as the TT Dog Challenge 2017 (raising thousands of pounds for an Island charity), Pug parties, fun dog shows and Pug racing! Pauline works in HR and so has an in-depth knowledge of the way humans behave and think. This, combined with her lifelong experience of dogs, means that she understands and can help with creating that special bond between owner and canine. Pauline is also studying “Fit for Life – Training the Family Dog.
Karen recently joined Laxey Dog Club as a Trainee Instructor. Dogs have always been part of her life and she has a keen interest in their training and welfare, she has also previously owned horses. Her current dog is a Cockerpoo called Teddy, and they enjoy exploring the countryside together. Karen has first-hand experience of training dogs with Flyball teams on the island, including taking part in a UK training competition and this is something she would like to participate in again in the future, as it is a fun sport for both dog and owner. She is currently studying “Fit for Family Life” – an in-depth course on Feeding, Training and Caring for the family dog. Karen enjoys meeting owners and their dogs and is ready to listen, empathise and help find solutions to any issues they may have – all with a smile!