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About Amelia

I have always had a passion for dogs and have owned and trained a range of breeds from collies to rotweillers, both from puppies and rescues. 

As well as being a professional dog trainer and instructor, I compete in conformation showing, IGP and competitive obedience. At the moment I am campaigning my bitch Aspen, AKA 'Mianna's Cracklin Rose at Luftez JW BH AD IPO3', with a range of achievements including winning a Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed at a championship dog show, gaining her 'Junior Warrant' title, winning 'Best Obedience Partnership' at Birmingham Dobermann Club and obtaining her BH, AD & IPO3 titles in IPO.  I am also competing in IGP with her two homebred youngsters, Nova AKA "Luftez Hypernova BH IGP3' and Saul AKA "Luftez Solstice BH IGP1". 

In 2016 I started Northampton IGP club with my friend and fellow trainer Emma Woodruff and today I am the head trainer for a small group of dedicated and passionate individuals in the sport. 

I qualified as a dog training instructor at Harper Adams University in Shropshire with the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers, obtaining a 1st Grade and certificate in instructional techniques. I believe in continuous personal and professional development, so I am always attending workshops, courses and seminars to improve my knowledge

I am currently working towards KCAI accreditation, which is a City & Guilds recognised qualification and is the mark of quality in dog training, canine behaviour and canine activities. Accredited members must be able to show a wealth of practical experience training, handling and living with dogs, as well as demonstrate teaching skills and academic knowledge, along with a dedication to their profession. They must abide by the Scheme Code of Conduct and demonstrate that their knowledge and experience satisfies the high criteria set by the Scheme. 

I have a passion for the Dobermann breed and have held the 'Luftez' affix since 2011. I feel strongly about maintaining excellent breed type, temperament, working ability and health; all of my dobermanns are fully health tested and are excellent examples of their breed. I am a qualified Dobermann judge and am on 'C' list as a breed specialist for the Birmingham, Midland, Northern and South East of England Dobermann Clubs.

Notable achievements:

  • Handling 'Aspen' to win the bitch Challenge Certificate & Best of Breed, South Wales KC 2014
  • Handling 'Rocco' to Reserve Puppy of The Year, Windsor Dog Show 2013
  • Best obedience partnership, Birmingham Dobermann Club 2015
  • BH with Aspen 2015, BH with Mali 2015
  • IPO1 with Aspen 2016, IPO2 & IPO3 with Aspen 2017
  • IGP 1, 2 & 3 With Nova 2019
  • IGP1 with Saul 2020

Notable courses and assessments:

  • Kennel Club Points of a dog assessment by Dr Ruth Barbour 2014
  • Judging Competence Assessment Birmingham Dobermann Club 2015
  • O.A. Dip. (Animal Psychology) Distinction 2015
  • Dog Emotion and Cognition course Duke University 2015
  • BIPDT Instructors Course, Harper Adams university, 1st Grade 2015
  • Certificate in Canine first aid & CPR by Rachel Bean RVN 2015
  • Dr. Ian Dunbar Sirius Dog Trainer Academy 2015
  • Edinburgh University Animal Welfare and Behaviour 2016

Notable seminars & workshops attended:

  • KCAI Nutritional Requirements of growing puppies by Ester Rawlinson 2013
  • KCAI Puppy Parties: What you need to know by Carolyn Menteith 2013
  • KCAI The common stress points of a working dog by Elizabeth Pope 2013
  • Kennel Club Conformation & movement seminar by Dr Ruth Barbour 2014
  • Dobermann Breed Specific Seminar by Mr J Richardson 2015
  • OABC Interactive Canine Behaviour and Training Clinic 2015
  • The Paradox of Animal Conciousness by Marian Dawkins Nottingham Uni  2016

Notable professional/training bodies membership:

  • Head trainer at Northampton IGP
  • Trainer and member with the Guild of Dog Trainers
  • GSDL working branch member
  • Committee member of The Dobermann Society of GB
  • Midland Dobermann Club member