Glenys Roberts - Head Trainer
Glenys is the Head Trainer, and Secretary of the Coventry DTC committee.
She joined the club in 1972 with an unruly German Shepherd Dog that would not come back when called. A year later she was persuaded to take on another dog that she trained to compete in Obedience Shows.
She still competes on a regular basis with her current dogs and is qualified to judge at Kennel Club Licensed Obedience Shows.
As a trainer at Coventry DTC she has a working knowledge of all levels of the Good Citizen Scheme and is qualified to assess for the Bronze and Silver Levels.
She currently owns three Border Collies.
Dawn Wood - Trainer
Dawn is a Trainer, and was elected Chairperson of the Coventry DTC committee in 2012, having been a committee member for a number of years prior to this.
She joined the club in 1990 with her Blue Great Dane Puppy, Bella.
Dawn is well known for her fabulous fundraising with her renowned Tombola stall at the Coventry Open and Championship Shows every year.
She currently instructs the New Intake of dogs and their handlers and also occasionally puts on a Fun Agility Class.
She has stewarded at various shows over the years.
Dawn currently owns a Black Great Dane called Becky.
Pat Perry - Trainer
Pat is a Trainer, and a member of the CDTC committee.
She joined the club in 1994 with a crossbreed dog to learn how to have a well behaved pet. Often, after her class she stayed behind to watch the more advanced dogs and handlers, caught the "Obedience Bug" and went on to compete in Obedience Shows.
She is qualified to judge at Kennel Club Licensed Obedience Shows.
As a Trainer, she currently instructs the Silver / Gold Good Citizen Classes but has a working knowledge of all levels of the tests. She is qualified to assess for the Bronze and Silver Levels
She currently owns a German Shepherd Dog called Hugo.
Jacqui Spurgeon - Trainer
Jacqui is a Trainer, and a member of the CDTC committee.
She joined the club in June 2000 as a pet handler with her collie - Thomas.
In 2005 she qualified at the Norfolk show for the Kennel Club Special Pre-Beginner Class and worked her collie in the Final at Crufts 2006
She has won out of Pre-Beginner and Beginner Classes and is now working her dogs in the Novice Class.
She passed the Judging Course and has stewarded at Open and Championship Shows.
She instructs the Silver/ Gold Good Citizen Classes but has a working knowledge of all levels of the tests.
She currently owns two Collies.
Chris Knowles - Trainer
Chris is a Trainer, and a member of the CDTC committee.
She joined the club as a pet handler with her first German Shepherd Dog - Inca.
Having progressed through the Good Citizen classes she went on to try competitive obedience. Inca won out of pre-beginner but following a ruptured cruciate requiring surgery she was retired from competition. Chris still occasionally attends shows to help out as a ring steward.
Chris joined the club’s committee and acted as secretary for the open show for a number of years when this was held on the same weekend as the Championship show. She remains an active member of the committee.
She enjoys teaching the puppy class during the outdoor summer training sessions, but has a working knowledge of all the Good Citizen classes and their requirements.
She currently owns one German Shepherd Dog - Mojo.
Kelly Green - Trainer
Hi Everyone ! My name is Kelly and I am an instructor at Coventry Dog Training Club and a member on the committee.
I joined the club in 2005 mainly for Obedience help with my WSD Izzie who liked to do things her own way, she still does !
I now have four collies (yes 4) and work two in Competitive Obedience (the other two are retired). I will be joint Secretary at our Open Obedience show in 2015 and regularly steward, stay steward and scoreboard at Obedience Competitions. I also organise ad-hoc training sessions in the Winter for those that compete or would like to consider competing.
I teach the Bronze Good Citizen Class and absolutely love it !!! It is fabulous to see how dedicated people are and the improvements that are made on a weekly basis. It is also a regular reminder to myself of the basics and how important they are to ensure you have a sound foundation to build the rest of your training on. The most important part of my training is the bond you have with your dog, they are not with us long enough so value every second
Malcolm Holmes - Assistant Trainer
Hi I'm Malcolm and am an Assistant Trainer at Coventry Dog Training Club
I have had dogs since I was 21. My first was a German Shepherd called Bullet who started me off with obedience training. He was followed by Sandie (a German Shepherd X Labrador), Josie ( a Collie X Retriever) and finally Chips (German Shepherd).
When we had Josie, my wife and I started Puppy Walking for the Guide Dogs Association. We have had six in total and all but two became Guide Dogs for the Blind.
I do not compete in Obedience but enjoy training dogs and helping Dawn with the Puppy Classes