Tina has been involved in dog obedience on and off for over 25 years and started to do agility in 2010 after watching an agility show at Catton Hall. During the day Tina is manager at a small pre-school and a part-time lecturer in early years at Burton College, at night she enjoys training her own dogs at agility and teaching obedience at Staffs Agility School.
She has three dogs, Millie (staffy/ Jack Russell cross), Joe (staffy cross) and Poppy (border collie). Millie is a seasoned competitor and has achieved grade 7, Poppy is just about to start her first competition season (2015). Joe was a rescue dog, Tina describes him as a bit of a bull in a china shop, he prefers his game of ball to agility!
Tina says that she enjoys teaching obedience as she likes to see the bond develop between dog and handler. Her top tip is that a dog becomes more confident if it knows what is expected of it, and a well behaved dog enables years of fun to be had.