Welcome to KC Dog School
KC Dog School was founded in 1995. I had been a primary school teacher for 20 odd years, when a life-changing car accident made me decide to leave teaching and start training dogs full time.
I started training the family Labrador in 1972 at a dog club, where I noticed Border Collies and
fell in love with the breed, but being a student teacher, I didn't have the time or money to get one.
In 1978 after graduation, I entered a singing competition and won first prize. I used the
money to buy my first Border Collie - Misty's Shadow. I started training her and then entered
in competitions. She was a fantastic dog and won many awards. She was one of the first dogs to compete in Dog Jumping in South Africa (there wasn't agility in those days). The second dog that I owned was a black GSD, Sheba. She also won many awards.
I currently have four dogs - Triffyn - Black and White Border Collie, 15 years old. Teagan - Shaded Sable Border Collie (Triffyn's daughter), 11 years old; Tannah - Black and Tan GSD, 10 years old and Blair - Black and White Border Collie, 1 year old.
Triffyn has competed in obedience, and agility but together we have competed and still compete in Dog Dancing / Canine Freestye. In 2012, Triffyn and I got our final qualification and Triffyn is an International Champion Freestyle Dog with the World Canine Freestyle Organization (USA). He is now retired.
Teagan adores doing clicker work and she has achieved CAP 1 with 98% (Competency Assessment Program, from Learning About Dogs in the UK) and CAP 2 with 100%. She also has Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert Trick Dog Titles, and Champion Trick Dog Title (Do More with your Dog, USA).
Tannah is fairly new to agility and has competed twice - coming 3rd in Non-Contact at an open show. She also does dog dancing and is working her way up the WCFO levels. She has qualified in Beginners, Novice, Intermediate and now competes in Advanced.
She also competes via video in RallyFrEe. She has obtained titles in Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and is working the Champions.
In 1984 I became an KUSA judge in Obedience, I am now a senior judge in Obedience,
Dog Jumping, Agility and Dog Carting, Dog Dancing.
I am a judge for the World Canine Freestyle Organization and judge locally. I have also judged a competition in Pennsylvania in the USA, and have judged and given workshops in Seattle, USA in August 2015.
I have also judged at the Open European Dog Dancing Championships in Belgium - 2017 and in 2018 will be judging in Switzerland. In June 2018 I judge in Moscow, Russia.
Once I stopped teaching and started KC Dog School, I studied and become an Accredited Companion Animal Behaviorist (with the ABC of South Africa). I was the Chairman of the ABC until March 2014. I am also one of the Senior Accredited Companion Animal Behaviourists with the ABC of SA.
KC Dog School has grown from strength to strength, with referrals from many different vets.
Obedience training classes are on a Saturday morning and afternoon and a Tuesday morning and afternoon. Private training and behavioural home visits are done on the other days.
The training methods are modern and we train with love, praise and treats.
I am a Clicker Trainer (Do More with your Dog) and give small classes.
Please also remember that I am an Senior Accredited Companion Animal Behaviorist. If you have any behavioral problems - big or small please contact me first, so that I can help you sort it out.
If you have any queries, please contact me. The best time is usually after 6 in the evening.
011 783 3042 or 082 454 1750 or alternatively, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just to say how much we all enjoyed the first class on Saturday, both Scotties seem to have come away with something to “think about” – slight changes in the way they are relating to each other – he is more independent and she seems to be less in need of asserting herself all the time.
“The classes are simple, fun and our dogs love them! I have never had a dog learn so quickly and be so eager to get back to class.