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.
From a very young age Andrew has shared his life with dogs and joined Laxey Dog Club in 2011, becoming part of the training team in 2013. Andrew currently shares his home with two Black Russian Terriers called Boris and Oscar (who are very large dogs indeed). Andrew has an in-depth understanding of the techniques and training which are so important for owners to put into practice with their dogs, whatever size those dogs may be. Andrew specialises in working with owners to progress their training following on from the beginners’ class.
Keeley joined Laxey Dog Club in 2014 and her love of dogs and enthusiasm for learning more about training were immediately obvious. In 2015 she was invited to join the training team and successfully completed the course “Fit For Life – training, feeding and caring for the family dog” with the Animal Care College. Keeley has experience of looking after a variety of different breeds of dogs in her own home and her own dog is a rescue French Bulldog cross called Sparky.
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.