Grade 5 agility, loves teaching tricks.
“I have loved dogs for as long as I can remember but it wasn’t until 1997 that I had one of my own. We adopted Pepsi when she was 6 months old, as a family pet. I enrolled her in training classes and after just one lesson I knew I was hooked on dog training. Pepsi was a perfect pet dog, sweet natured and very laid back.
In 1999 I bought myself a Border Collie puppy and called her Fly. Hyperactive with attitude this dog was a workaholic. So followed years of obedience, agility, trickwork and heelwork to music. Sadly, a prolapsed disc ended her agility career when she was 6 years old and Grade 5.
My youngster is called Mud, another Border Collie. He is 4 years old, a clown and he loves agility and trickwork. We competed at Grade 3 for a while but an injury has kept him out of competition for a year. I am currently working on getting him back in form.”
– Julie Peach
19 years experience, grade 7 agility.
“I started obedience and agility training when I was around ten years old with my first dog a very laid back Springer Spaniel x Border Collie called Pepsi who we adopted from the RSPCA. We went onto do our first agility competition in 1999 and I’ve had the bug ever since.
In 2006 I started looking for my next dog and found Faith (Dellekko Brown Sugar) a Blue Merle Border Collie. I started training Faith for agility when she was 10 months old and she picked things up very quickly. In her first season of competing she won many times taking us from Grade 3 to Grade 6. We were then invited by the Kennel Club to try out for Team GB to compete at the European Open in Sweden, unfortunately we didn’t make it. Faith is now competing in Grade 7 (Championship) the highest possible level in agility and has continued to win consistently.
My newest dog is named Moo (The Moo), she’s another border collie and has just turned one. She has begun her agility training and has also tried her hand at sheep herding, both of which she is showing great promise in. Her first agility competition will be in Easter 2014.”
Update Moo has now been competing for 4 months and has gained over 20 wins and is now at the highest level in agility grade 7. You can see my dogs in action on Youtube
– Ashley Peach