Helen has lived with and loved dogs all her life. Helen first became a member of a dog training club whilst still at school and has been actively involved in training and competing with dogs ever since. She commenced instructing for dog clubs in the 1990s.
Helen has competed in a range of dog sports including: ANKC obedience, confirmation, endurance, lure coursing and scent work, and ACSW scent work. She has also participated with her dogs in a range of other activies including tricks, dock diving and field work. Helen is a licensed ANKC Scent Work Judge and an ANWI (Associate Nose Work Instuctor).
Helen currently shares her life with an elderly Gordon Setter, Rider. Rider is a character and whilst he has now reached his retirement years and is slowing down he is still busy teaching Helen the importance of finding new and different ways to keep enjoying an enriched life.
Helen values the relationship and bond built with each of her dogs, and especially enjoys seeing dogs have the opportunity to utilise their innate abilities.
- CBS Aspiring Instructor Program
- ANWI (Associate K9 Nose Work® Instructor)
- ANKC Scent Work Judge