I am a Qualified trainer with British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT) and qualified Canine Psychology with Ascot Animal Care College (ASCC) and over 40 years experience in all dog training and behaviour.
Khanright Dog Training started in 2007 at Chilham, near Canterbury, as a club teaching heelwork to music. It became apparent that many of the gorgeous dogs that came along were very keen to dance but had no real basic obedience training! So pet behaviour training started. The club grew and my daughter Sam joined me to help as the puppy/beginner classes became more popular. After Sam was diagnosed with a large hole in her heart, and had subsequent open-heart surgery, we allowed another club to take over the venue at Chilham while I helped Sam recuperate. So sadly, in May 2010, Khanright Dog Training left Chilham.
While at Chilham I asked for Kennel Club status, which we were granted together with the club at Minnis Bay, and we undertook Kennel Club Good Citizen tests. However, after 3 years with the Kennel Club, I decided that the cost of arranging Kennel Club assessors and all the relevant paperwork was too much. We began our own Khanright Awards, ranging from Puppy to Level 3 which is the equivalent of the Kennel Club Gold Award.
Many of our “top class” started with the club when it began, bringing their wonderful puppies and young dogs to us. They have gone through the Kennel Club Award scheme and then on to our Platinum and Platinum Plus Awards. We have our own display team and have enjoyed showing off their talents, finishing with a dance routine!
Christmas is a great time at Khanright Dog Training as we hold a party night for the dogs. (The owners have a great time too!). The dogs play party games, helped by their willing owners and, after a good time, food for the dogs and owners is in order. Everyone goes home tired but excited about the Christmas break.
My name is Jan Wilson and I have spent the last 35 years training and rehabilitating dogs. I have a Diploma in Intermediate Canine Psychology from the Ascot Animal Care College. I also have a Grade III from the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT).
I spent the years from 1972 to 1980 in Africa, where I started training with the Police force after adopting a “failed” police dog! My love of German Shepherd Dogs started here and has continued ever since. It has broadened into a passion for training and modifying the behaviour of any dogs with problems.
I qualified for Discover Dogs at my first Obedience competition, and continue today to compete in A and B classes. After watching Mary Ray at Crufts it became an ambition to show that large dogs could also do heelwork to music/canine freestyle. I attended many of Mary’s workshops and won first time out with a routine to “We Love to Boogie” with Khan. We have continued to climb the ranks and now work in intermediate heelwork to music and canine freestyle. I was also approached by Richard Curtis (Heelwork to Music/Canine Freestyle Champion) to help demonstrate the sport at Crufts in 2009, 2010 and 2011.