K9MAGIC! DOG TRAINING CENTRE - Est 1986 - KC Listed, MBIPDT, Member KCAccS [Formerly Exning Dog Training Centre]
NEWS AND EVENTS
I have been training dogs for over 35 years and to date have helped over 7000 owners to train their pets to be good companions. I started Exning Dog Training Centre in 1986 and at the beginning of 2007 my dogs and I relocated to the Lakenheath, Suffolk area. The school is now known as the K9magic Dog Training Centre, but classes and courses still continue in the Newmarket area, as well as in Mildenhall. It is wonderful when clients from yesteryear call me when they obtain a new puppy.. a great compliment that they choose to return to K9magic! I have trained and handled virtually every breed of dog from a chihuahua to Gt Danes and Wolfhounds. My training methods are modern,kind and highly effective. I use exactly the same techniques regardless of whether I am training a companion dog or a top competition dog. ALL my training is reward-based. I still regularly attend courses in all aspects of dog training. I have always made the choice to work, train, instruct and pass on knowledge learned by experience rather than the current fast-track fashion of academic paper qualifications. I have been a full member of the British Institute for Professional Dog Trainers since 1988.
COMPETITIVE HIGHLIGHTS TO DATE
Over the past 30 years I and my dogs have competed with consistent and continuous success in Working Trials, Obedience and more recently Heelwork to Music and Canine Freestyle. We have also on occasion tried our hand/paws at breed showing, Agility and Gundog scurries with equal success. In the course of those 30 years I have owned, trained and worked 2 German Shepherds, 6 Border Collies and a Foxhound xJack Russell! To date we have won well over 3000 awards in working competitions. Highlights have been: Being invited to the prestigious International Superdog of the Year 6 times with 3 different dogs. Achieving 2 wins, 2 times runner-up, 3rd and 4th: Qualifying Tracker Dog Excellent over 100 times with 3 different dogs: Winning 5 Tracking Championship Certificates with 3 different dogs: Attending the Kennel Club Championships 5 times: Attending Tracker dog of the year with 2 dogs: Training 3 dogs up to dual championship level [Trials and Obedience]: Winning the annual Pedigree chum canine musical freestyle at Coventry. Performing Musical Freestyle at Crufts in 2003 with Giddy my top Working Trial Champion. [see him on the Home page] We have appeared on BBC, ITV, Radio Suffolk, Radio Cambridge. I have also judged at all levels in Obedience, Heelwork to Music, and Working Trials.
DOGS PAST ...........
SHIRES HOTDOG CDX [Muttley]. Foxhound x D. 1980-1983. Worked A&B Obedience. Winner in Obedience, Trials and Agility. BOSSANOVA BEL SHOSHUANNA CDX UDX WDX [Bara]GSD. B 1982 -1994. Worked Champ C Obedience.Prolific winner in Obedience & Trials FLEETWOOD MAC CDX UDX WDX TDX [Gabby] Working Sheepdog, D. 1984-2000. 1 CC, 2 RES.CC's [Working Trials], Worked Obedience Champ C, Superdog of the Year 1995, Runner-up 1993,1994. Working Sheepdog, D. 1984-2000. SHOBARA SHINING EXAMPLE CDX UDX WDX,[Cougar]GSD D, 1986-1999. Worked Obedience B&C. winner in Working Trials &Obedience. TRICK OF THE LIGHT, CDX UDX WDX TDX,[Blitz]Working Sheepdog B. 1992-2006. 1.CC, 2 RES CC's [working Trials]. Worked Obedience Test C. Superdog of the Year - placed twice 1997,1998. The Great - WORKING TRIALS CHAMPION BINTIBN TRICK OF FATE CDX UDX WDX TDX,[Giddy] Border Collie. Dog. 1996-2005 3 CC's, 2 reserve CC's.[working Trials]. Worked Obedience Test C Only, Heelwork to Music, worked Intermediate. Superdog of the Year 2004. TAKEN SUDDENLY,STILL SO VERY BADLY MISSED. Giddy is pictured on the home page.
TRICK OR TREAT. CDX UDX WD [op].NOV F/S EX[Gus] Border Collie. Gus is Giddy's son and the image of his dad. He has inherited his superb temperament and working ability. Due to personal circumstances Gus has done very little in the way of competitions. However, he has been very successful in everything attempted. He has won working trials at Open and Championship levels and has recently started Heelwork to music and Canine Freestlye. At his first 2 shows he has had 2 wins & 2 x 2nds qualifying up to Intermediate level in just one weekend! Gus appeared at Crufts a number of times demonstrating Heelwork to Music. TRICK OF THE TRADE. [Dessie]. Dessie is a stunning blue merle working sheepdog. He is pictured above, and on the Behaviour Clinic page. He has not been an easy boy to train, but we hope to start competing in Heelwork to Music in the near future. Finally my new little girl Hattie [STARDELL ALYA CDX,UDX,WDX] -she is pictured above right. Hattie is being trained for Working Trials, Obedience and Heelwork to Music/Freestyle and enjoys everything! Hattie started competing last year and is winning consistently in Obedience competitions and has to date won at every level entered at working trials - qualifying with between 95% and 99% marks at each one. Placing 1st x4, 2nd x2, 3rd x1.