Head Trainer - Janice Baker
Janice is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse who now lectures in Veterinary Nursing and Animal Behaviour. Janice became interested in Canine Behaviour when she re-homed a rescue dog with a number of behavioural problems.
Since leaving Veterinary Nursing she has achieved a Certificate in Education, from Greenwich University. A certificate in Applied Animal Behaviour from Southampton University and an Advanced Diploma in Behaviour and Training (COAPE). Janice is also an APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) assessed dog trainer and a certified Canine Behaviourist with INTODogs. As part of the conditions of being a member, she has to complete at least 40 hours CPD in behaviour & training. She is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour with Compass Education.
Janice has four Border Collies which she competes in agility with, and has also trained in flyball, heelwork to music & scentwork.
Ace Pet Dog Training was named after one of her dogs called Ace who sadly passed away in July 2017.
Janice started dog training ten plus years ago. She first started by helping out at a local training school, then she progressed to taking classes, and held the title of head trainer Before setting up Ace Pet Dog Training.
She keeps up date with the latest training methods by reading literature and attending seminars.
Trainer - Lucy Enstone
Lucy is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse who currently works as a Canine Carer/ Rehomer at a local rescue centre. She became interested in training and behaviour when she rehomed a dog with severe behavioural problems. To gain more hands on experience, and to get involved with different breeds she volunteered as a helper at a local training club. This gave her the opportunity to gain knowledge and ideas from other experienced trainers about the different training methods available. A few years later she leapt at the chance to start classes in Evesham with Janice as they both agree on the same training theories.
Lucy is a member (working towards accreditation) of The Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour. She has attended a six month modular animal behaviour course, successfully achieving a level one accreditation, and has completed NOCN level 3 Canine Training and Behaviour at Pershore College. Lucy has attended seminars and workshops by well known trainers such as Nicole Wilde and Sarah Whitehead.
She has gained Bronze, Silver and Gold Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards with her dog Abbie. Lucy and Abbie also enjoyed competing in flyball.
Lucy always aims to make classes relaxed and fun, as well as educational. She also has a keen interest in Canine Hydrotherapy.
Assistant Trainer & IT Admin - Becky Bryant
Becky is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse after studying an FdSc Veterinary Nursing and Animal Behaviour course at Pershore College/Worcester University. She also had a keen interest in Dog Grooming and has achieved a Level 3 Diploma and Level 3 City and Guilds Dog Grooming Qualification.
Becky also enjoys Dog Training and learning Animal Behaviour, she has been helping at Ace Pet Dog Training since 2008. Becky has achieved her Bronze, Silver and Gold Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards with her Chihuahua cross called Bella.
Becky and Bella started Agility classes held by Ace Pet Dog Training for fun but soon became addicted. With lots of hard work and dedication Becky and Bella achieved Grade 7 at Kennel Club Level with Grade 7 being the highest achievement. They enjoyed training together and competing as much as possible until Bella unfortunately suffered a knee injury. For a bit of fun Becky and Bella had a go at Flyball, to prove Chihuahua's are not just designer lapdogs.
In 2009 Becky joined Worcester Agility Society and was appointed onto the committee in February 2012 and stepped down from duties in February 2017 to start a family.
Becky took on a challenge by rescuing a Spitz cross called Chance. When he arrived he was unsociable and had not received any basic training. After months of training he grasped the basics of obedience and started Agility and Flyball training making it to a UKA Grand Finals Heat. Although due to an injury he is unable to pursue further in these fields, Chance loves sleeping so an early retirement is perfect for him.
Becky's latest dog a border collie called Bomb started his Puppy foundation with Ace Pet Dog Training and has gained his Bronze, Silver & Gold Good Citizen Awards in the Thursday class. He competed in Flyball with Becky's husband for 2 years producing a PB of 3.79 seconds.
Becky, together with her husband own six dogs and in Aug 2017 welcomed Baby Bryant into the family. The dogs all enjoy individual training along with family country walks.
Becky & Bomb have been rebuilding their training relationship in Agility and hope to do well during 2019.
Assistant Trainer - Lis Milsom
My name is Lis, I have worked at de Montfort Vets for over 6 years where I gained my Animal Nursing Assistant qualification. Also completing an AMTRA course to become a suitably qualified person.
I have experience of caring for many different animals including working at a local rescue centre for 12 years.
I have studied Canine Behaviour & Training at intermediate level with Sarah Whitehead and is currently working towards my level 5 Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management.
My spaniel x retriever called Harvey has achieved his Bronze Good Citizen Award & has recently started agility which he thoroughly enjoys.
Assistant Trainer - Dan Bennett
Dan has recently joined us as an assistant agility trainer for our beginners class. This class gives new dogs and their owners the basic skills to help them progress into the world of agility.
You may have seen Dan at one of our classes working one of his five dogs, two rottweilers, two collie crosses and a border collie. He started attending agility classes 4 years ago, just for fun and said he would never compete! But of course he caught the bug and often draws attention with his Rottweiler 'Inka' who is excelling at the sport. He currently competes with three of his dogs.
If Dan's not training or competing at agility he is working on basic obedience in one of our other classes, Larry a collie cross is his obedience star working towards his Gold Good Citizen Award.
When Dan's not out with his dogs, he can normally be found in his shed making or building something!