Both Andrew and Carol have been training dogs for many years. The pinnacles of both their careers have been competing at Crufts - Andrew in Obedience and Agility and Carol in Agility.
We ave experience in first hand training and owning GSDs, Cocker Spaniels, Cairn Terriers, Shelties and Border Collies!
Some recent information about us:
Andrew has been a Kennel Club Member since 2006, and has been the Chairman of Thames Dog Training Club since 2004.
He is on the Main Committee of the KC International Festival and Arena Manager, the Main Arena Manager at Discover Dogs, Earls Court 2012, 2013 & 2014.
Since 2008 Andrew has been the “specialist” Agility commentator in the TV commentary for Eurosport, Horse and Country TV and BBC at the International Christmas Horse show at Olympia as well as at Crufts when not competing or judging.
Andrew was also the Agility and Main ring commentator, judge and trainer for the Dubai Pet Show held in February 2013 in the U.A.E.
Andrew was a Winning competitor (with Tag and Team Jennie) on Sport Relief Top Dog (BBC prod. March 2014)
We have trained and worked at Championship level.
Andrew with Jed, Won Crufts Inter Regional Obedience in 2000.
He was the Primary Ring Steward for the Main Obedience Championship in 2002 and 2007 and Primary Ring Steward for the Obedience World Cup in 2004
Current dogs JayJay & Tag compete at Novice, ‘A’ & ‘B’
As a judge Andrew has judged worldwide, as far as Holland, Jersey & Singapore as well as in the UK
Andrew and Carol both have trained and worked at Championship level.
Andrew & Tag Won Crufts Team 2012, 2nd in 2010 and 2013
Between them Andrew & Carol have competed at Crufts every year since 2009!!
Carol and Mali qualified for the Olympia Semi-finals in 2014
Andrew and Joker won THREE qualifiers for the Olympia Semi-finals 2015!
(All this hapened shortly AFTER being sponsored by Meat Love Pet Foods UK - https://www.bettyandbutch.co.uk/collections/meat-love-dog-food
Andrew Judged YKC (Young Kennel Club) Agility at Crufts 2011
Our Current competing dogs are Mali (with Carol) Grade 7, Zeta (with Carol) Grade 5 and Joker (with Andrew) and they compete at Grades 7 and internationally in Europe.
Carol’s Medium Grade 7 dog Mali has won one Championship Class and numerous qualifiers.
In terms of Judging, Andrew is a KC Championship Judge, International Judge for Italy, Holland, Jersey, Spain, USA, Dubai, Singapore as well as in the UK as well as being an FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) International judge AND an American Kennel Club Excellent/Master Judges (license #96505)
The highlight of his judging career to date was judging the 1st ever Westminster Agility Challenge at the famous Westminster Show in New York in 2014. He continues to be in demand worldwide both as a trainer and as a judge.
2016 took him as far afield as Jersey, Italy, Norway and the USA as well as national judging appointments.
Andrew's last international judging appointment was in Orlando, FL at the USA International Invitational event. (http://www.akc.org/events/agility/invitational ) VERY COOL!!