About Me

Carole Thornley Ad.Dip CBM APDT UK 542

I provide and display the Crufts Safe and Sound Team, also participate in organising the Midlands Rally Team for Competing at Crufts.

I have been training dogs for 20 years, using positive reinforcement. I have qualifications from the Animal Care College in 8 subjects.

Also assess for the APDT UK in addition to serving on the committee.

I have trained the Safe and Sound Team for the KC’s Display at Crufts for around 12 years.

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My Border Collie competes in Rally, Agility, Obedience and UK Sent. Has also competed up to Novice Heelwork to Music. Three of my dogs have competed in Working Trials to Gain CDex.

Having been in Rally since it was first introduced in Britain by the APDT, I am qualified to judge up to Level 6.

I am a Scentwork UK Certified Judge, Levels 1 to 4, and Trial Organiser.

Two of my Belgian Shepherds have been Show Champions, one gaining Best Of Breed at Crufts.