All about me!
I have been training, breeding and showing German Shepherds for 30 years. In that time I have been both the Breed and the Working Representative of a large dedicated German Shepherd club. My dogs have been trained to Schutzhund level which includes tracking, obedience and protection work. In the show ring I have shown my own dogs and handled many others. The show ring is not only a breed showcase, but a sport in which a dog's character must be flawless. There are many aspects to training proper socialisation with your dog. Over the years I have worked with many different breeds, from Great Danes to Chihuahuas.
I am very proud to have bred some outstanding puppies under the kennel name Füchsintal and have only ever bred from dogs with outstanding temperaments and impeccable health tests. Several of the photos on my site are of Füchsintal Brehz who is a working P.A.T. dog and of his sister Füchsintal Nneka who competes in Grade 6 agility. Each of these dogs have amazing owners who have the ability to bring out the best and I am eternally grateful to both Ian with Brehz and Lotte with Nneka.
I believe that every dog can complete a basic level of training that will lead to a happier, more fulfilled life for the dog and the owner and I teach all owners to train their dogs with a positive, reward based method.
Pet Services that I offer:
I run small, successful group training classes that cover basic obedience, or indeed if you want to go further, I will cover competition training.
Included in the classes is some basic agility, according to the dog's age and cover tunnels, assorted jumps and weave poles. A seesaw is on the way!
If for any reason, you cannot bring your dog to one of the training groups, I am happy to discuss private training with you.
Tracking and scent work classes will begin once the weather is more settled.
I offer a Dog Walking Service which incorporates basic training as I would do with my own dog when out and about.
Pet Sitting and/or popping in and out if your dog is left alone all day.
PLEASE NOTE I AM FULLY INSURED AND HOLD A CURRENT DBS CERTIFICATE
we have just come back from our first obedience class and enjoyed every minute
I took Guinee to Lou’s Dog Training as he was very fearful for a young pup. Lou and the group made Guinee and myself very welcome. We have made friends with all the dogs and their owners. Guinee even has his eye on beautiful Arna. He has learned a lot from this group but still has a long way too go. Picking up his bronze award last Tuesday made me very proud and thankful. Thank you Lou and everyone who attends our Tuesday school. Whether your dog is a pup or older I would definately recommend Lou’s Top Dog Training. More...
Excellent have been going to classes since pup was 4 months old and we are doing obedience, agility and tracking which he is really enjoying. Lou is fantastic with all different breeds and temperaments. Can't recommend enough! More...
Excellent, I take my Bichon Frise who are both rescue dogs. They have both come on leaps and bounds since attending. Highly recommended Lou is brilliant with all breeds and abilities . Thank you for everything xx myself Maia and Kai get so much from attending xx More...
A lot of experience lou is really friendly and very good at what she does. It feels great when your pooch gets a rosette and has really helped me learn how to train my dog. Cannot recommend this class enough xx More...
FANTASTIC!! Lous experience, knowledge and understanding is incredible!
Benji loves his classes with Lou, absolutely highly recommended! The best thing I have done with my dog!
Brilliant class, fantastic results � been going to Lou since my pup was 5 months old! Now working on our gold award, would never have been able to do it without her.
Rachel Mark Bell
Brilliant class ...great results, and not boring like most dog classes... I have a fare trip down to Lou's class, but its well worth me travelling the extra distance . . Margo and I , thoroughly recommend Lou's Top Training ! More...