A good year for us here. Bruce and Lindsay have been doing well as part of our training team and Gillian has come on learning with us.
Clare Russell and John started Positively Excellent Dog Trainers this year. Initially it was started as a means to develop our own team but soon morphed into something which we hadn’t expected and was very welcome. The students now range from established trainers, new trainers, dog walkers and owners who are enthusiastic about learning more about dog training. We have even had a one of our students embark on a career change due to attending PEDT workshops. The PEDT year culminated with us hosting Kay Laurence, one of the most respected dog training speakers in the world, in Dunblane in November with over 60 people attending each day over the thee days.
John taught on two IMDT 4 day practical instructors course this year. March was in Hertfordshire and September was in Dalkeith.
John will be continuing to work with the IMDT in the coming year.
We also were able to provide proprioception workshops run by Sam Turner from Holland twice this year. This will also be continuing next year.
On to 2017. We have online training in the planning and will be ready to launch in the new year. More big seminars are planned this year and we have two big names who we are hoping to host. Details to come. John is planning his first international teaching engagements also.
This year, as always, we were committed to offering excellent one to one training within our local community. Bruce and Linday’s appointment schedule has increased as well as John’s and this shows that there is a high demand for the excellent training we provide. This is where our business started, and offering the best possible, up to date, ethical training we can will always be the back bone of our business.
We thank you sincerely for all your continued support. We recognise that this year has been extremely hard for many both locally and globally and we will continue to be a positive influence in our dog training, and wider, communitiy where we can.
All the best for 2017.
John McGuigan and the GDT team