In our family home I grew up with a collie x, then later on a Lurcher joined
our family, it was with him that I first started dog training classes. At the age of 15yr I started working at
a boarding kennels during weekends and school holidays then when I left school I became a full time member of staff. It was
then once I was working full time I was allowed to get my very own dog, he was a little rescue pup crossbreed. Whilst
working at these kennels I got my first Dobermann "Tasha" who was bred there, since then I have had 4 dobermans.
I took up dog showing with Tasha, then in July 1996 she had her first litter of puppies, then of course I had to keep
a couple of bitches "Kayla & Sharna". I also got a white boxer "Ellie". All my dogs attended
Oxted dog training club then some of them went on to join Westerham Agility school, I was also still showing
my dobies, even managing to qualify getting Chelsea to Crufts.
In 1996 I changed my job to become the manager at Birchwood lodge kennels
in Woldingham, where I stayed for the next 10years. During this time I also took over the running of Oxted dog training club,
which became a very respected club in the area.
2006 the kennels I ran had been sold, so I decided it was time to move on, this is when I moved to Hailsham and started working
for myself and set up K9 Solutions dog walking service. I also joined the Eastbourne and district dog training club
and then went on to becoming a committee member, then later on the Chairman. I also taught at the club, both in
agility and obedience. K9 solutions has been running now just over 10 years and has become extremely
busy and has developed a good reputation which I am very proud of.