Derbyshire Dog Agility Club

Derbyshire Dog Agility Club (DDAC) are a Kennel Club registered Agility club founded in 1997.

Our Trainers

Nic Jones

Nic Jones has been training and competing in agility for nearly twenty years. In that time she has achieved tremendous success with a variety of dogs and has competed at the very top of the sport. Nic has been to the FCI Agility World Championships as well as representing Great Britain on three separate occasions, qualifying for the European Open Final twice, Crufts Singles Finals twice and is a regular each year in the KC Stakes Final at Olympia.

For the last ten or so years, she has also been training other handlers and they too have gone on to great success with their dogs. Nic is a fully qualified teacher and also has a zoology degree, with an emphasis on animal behaviour, all of which I'm sure comes in useful.

Nic is also available for training days, small group and 1-2-1 sessions. See Nic Jones Agility.

Georgina Baker

Georgina Baker as been competing in agility for over a decade and currently competes with her three dogs. She has qualified for most agility finals held throughout the UK, including both Crufts and Olympia. Georgina prides herself on adapting her training so that it suits both the dog and the handler, making sure she offers the very best of training using only positive training methods. She is also up to date with the European handling techniques

 

Georgina also offers 1-2-1's and group training at her own training venue.

Bernadette Jobbins

Bernadette Jobbins is an enthusiastic life long dog owner. All of her dogs have completed the KC Good Citizen Scheme and she has also taught at different levels of obedience from puppy to platinum level. She has a lot of experience with dogs of different breeds and temperaments. She has also worked closely with the West Midlands Fire Service training several of their Search & Rescue dogs to international level.

 

Then Bernie discovered agility and it has since taken over her life. Her first agility dog, a Working Sheep Dog, progressed to Grade 7 very quickly and is currently competing at Championship level. Bernie has a degree in Psychology & Management which she feels gives her a deeper understanding of peoples learning styles and how they can get the most out of her classes.

Rae Blythe & Dorothy Hill

Both Rae and Dorothy are very experienced handlers who have been competing in agility for many years. They have both taken several dogs up through the grades. They take our beginners classes and are now passing on their wealth of knowledge about agility to people who are new to the sport.