Sam has been competing in agility since she was 16 years old and during this relatively short period she has reached champ level, competed internationally with both her Shetland Sheepdogs and achieved an Individual Bronze Medal in Spain 2019. Sam continues to strive for international selection, with one of her dogs being a member of the current Team GB Squad.
Through competing at the highest level and striving to improve her dogs performance, she discovered the invaluable asset of providing her dogs with veterinary physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. She soon realised this was the career she would like to seek, so following her degree in Animal Behaviour and Training she applied for a postgraduate at Nottingham University.
Sam is now a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist and Hydrotherapist, working at a clinic at Hartpury University (Cotswold Dog Spa) and recently started her own business, where she aims to focus on sports dogs performance and the ethos that agility dogs are athletes.
Joce has been working in the field of performance psychology as a mental game coach for over 20 years. With a Degree in sports science and a Doctorate in applied psychology, she has supported athletes and coaches in several professional sports. She continues to work for the ECB (cricket) and has worked for the FA (football) and worked with a variety of individuals in different individual and team sports which has also included supporting teams and athletes at numerous European and World Cup competitions and four Olympic and Paralympic Games. Currently she runs her own company supporting performers (handlers, riders, athletes, players) and individuals improve their performance. As well as her expertise in this field she is importantly an Agility competitor, competing with her own Border Collies, involved with running a KC registered club and show (Prestbury Park) and has attended the 2018 EOs as a groom. Email Joce for more information on how to work with her regarding improving your mental game.
"Kert" is the handler fitness coach for Team GB agility. He is a Level 4 Strength and Conditioning coach and a Level 3 Personal trainer. He has 20 years coaching experience of training people from professional level athletes all the way through to people starting out on their exercise journey. He has competed at international level in multiple different sports disciplines, including Triathlon, Duathlon and Surf lifesaving. He has also competed at international level in dog agility, and managed his country on two occasions before leaving the role to be the handler fitness coach for Team GB. After entering into the world of dog agility 6 years ago, he has set up a system of exercise and training to complement your handling that will benefit handlers of all ability. For more details please visit;
Amy has competed in Dog Agility for 28 years and set up her own full time agility training business 15 years ago. Amy has competed in Agility at the highest level, Nationally and Internationally for a number of years and has been part of Team England and Team GB on numerous occasions. Her involvement in International agility is now as Team coach and canine fitness coach for WAO Team England 2022.
After being involved in agility at the highest level the interest started to grow into the welfare and the specific demands we ask of our sports dogs. Amy is now a qualified Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner and is member of the highly regarded Canine Massage Guild and a licenced Canine Conditioning Coach at Canine Conditioning Academy. Amy is also now studying Sports Massage for humans and hopes to be qualified later in 2021.
For more information or to book a full physical assessment, you can contact Amy through the website www.theedgecaninehub.com