Senior Trainer / Examiner

Hi I’m Alex and I began instructing at Little Orchard in 2005.

I really enjoy meeting new puppies, older dogs, and their owners. I also really enjoy teaching at training lessons and sharing knowledge I have gained through my own dogs and at various courses, and also from working with Sarah.

It’s really rewarding to see relationships and understandings develop between the dogs and their owners and watch their progression through the courses.

In 2007 I qualified as an examiner for the Kennel Club Bronze and Silver Good Citizens’ Dog Training Scheme and I became a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers in 2008 (membership 01019). In March 2009 I completed my CAP Level 1 gaining a Distinction and a Merit in Level 2. In 2009 I also completed an Agility Instructor’s course and in 2011 I qualified as a Kennel Club Gold Good Citizen examiner. I continue to attend workshops and seminars to add new ideas and knowledge to my training. 

With my own dogs I have achieved the Gold level K.C Good Citizen Award and enjoy competing in Obedience, Agility and Rally.