Volunteers are always welcome from inside and outside the club. Please get in touch if you would like to help in classes or at our charity events.
Sarah. I am ‘The Boss’ and Principal Instructor. I have been instructing since 2000. I have had several dogs and currently own a rescue crossbreed and a Norfolk terrier that range in ability from K.C.G.C. Scheme test – Puppy Foundation Pass to Gold Pass. I also show my Norfolk terrier at breed shows. I am a qualified canine first aider. I am an approved examiner for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. I attend many dog-related seminars and try to keep abreast of anything that may be of interest to members of the club. The welfare of all my members’ dogs is paramount and I structure my training methods to suit various dogs’ abilities. I actively encourage owners to ask questions and will endeavour to provide helpful answers.
Tony. Ex steel worker, photograper, sailing instructor and retired science teacher as well as a lifelong dog owner. He has been at CHeWs since 2013 with his own dogs. Loki, a Lab/collie cross who is far too bright for his own good and Apollo, a Springer spaniel cross who creates chaos and smiles in equal measure. Both dogs flew through the classes to achieve the Gold Good citizens awards. Tony teaches the mixed ability class on Tuesday evenings and is the senior daytime instructor along with his wife Marion. Tony is also a Silver level assessor for the Kennel club Good citizen dog scheme.
Nikki has always had a passion for Border collies and has rescued as well as raised from puppies various boys and girls. Her favourite pastime is agility and she has been competing since 2001. To add to her experience of being an advanced agility instructor, Nikki is a Wednesday Puppy class assistant instructor. Her current Collies. Izzy and Comet have their Gold and Silver good citizen awards respectively.
Lauren has a Tibetan terrier called Honey who has her Bronze Good citizen award. She is the Tuesday Puppy class instructor.
Rebecca has studied animal management and dog grooming and is a canine first aider. She has volunteered at a retired greyhound rescue kennels since 2011. She has recently started her own dog grooming salon just down the road in Hoddesdon called Pride & Groom. She is the Wednesday Mixed ability instructor at CHeWs. Rebecca is currently owned by Harley, A Cavalier/Bichon cross who has achieved the Gold Good citizens award.
Brian has a Goldendoodle called Tiffin who has his Silver Good citizen award. He is a Monday class assistant instructor.
Kathy has a Border collie called Megan who has her Gold Good citizen award. She is the Wednesday Bronze class instructor
Trevor is our tea/coffee maker. Mop monitor and joke teller.