Suzy

Suzy is a 10 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. We got Suzy from Barnsley Animal Rescue when she was around 18 months old, she had been there for quite a while and constantly over looked due to her excited behaviour in the kennel. She would whine and jump up at the bars and cling onto them. I saw she had so much potential and I wasn't wrong. She is a fantastic worker who LOVES agility, she is currently grade 1 at agility due a few years break we took, but is entered in a few competitions for this year so watch this space! Suzy is still extremley active for her age and eager to learn.

Suzy is very lazy at home and will sleep allllll day, but does like to shred and destroy the odd toy.

Brian

Brian is a 5 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. We have had Brian since he was 7 week old. He's is a favourite with everyone due to his exsubrant behaviour and loveable character. He is easily excited and loves people. Brian was neutered when he was 3 years old due to us getting an entire bitch. I very much regret having Brian neutered as he suffered a massive dip in confidence afterwards.

After a few bad experiences with other dogs jumping on Brians back to 'hump' him and excessively sniffing him he has become reactive to dogs approaching him whilst he is on lead. He does not bark and lunge at other dogs but if they come up to his face he snaps at them to go away. Off lead Brian is fine and I have taught him to come back to me and sit inbetween my ankles so I can move the other dog away from him. He's very happy with this but we are yet to crack this problem on lead as it doesn't come up often enough to train it. He also finds class situations stressful due to other dogs being close to him, so you won't see him very often at our classes. He is also very sensitive when training him, although he is a very smart dog and has a high drive, he does not like it if he thinks he has done it wrong and not earned his reward. This means training has to be done at a steady pace for him, with me always ensuring he feels he is doing amazingly well and constantly succeeding.

Brian is very chilled in the house and likes a bit of a playfight with Rosa as well as picking up and destroying anything he finds out on a walk, but never in the house!

Rosa

Rosa is a 3 year old Malinois. We have had Rosa since she was 8 weeks old from a very carefully selected, ethical breeder. We were very lucky to have found our breeder and be allowed to have one of her puppy's. Malinois are not a breed for everyone; they are high energy, high drive, protective and extremely intelligent. We did lots of research before deciding a Malinois was for us. Rosa can be shy of new people and is wary of strangers, although non-aggressive, but she is an amazing dog, ridiculously intelligent and will work all day, she has no problems assisting we with 3 hours worth of classes and still being ready to go. Although she does also have a good off switch. Rosa will do anything and everything. I have trained her in obedience, agility, gundog training and working trials. She loves all of it and learning what ever she can to earn that reward, FOOD! In her spare time she likes being on 'watch' from the living room window and sleeping!

Walter

Walter is also a Belgain Malinois and is currently 5 months old. He is already showing great promise for agility and scentwork. He is a little more energetic than Rosa, is cheeky and occasionally naughty! He is doing lots and lots of socialisation by meeting and greeting as many people and dogs as possible and going to lots of different places. He loves playing fetch and tug.

our dogs

suzy

brian

ROsa

Walter