Our Instructors


Hi I’m Ann and I joined the Good Companion Dog Training Club in 2007 with my rescue Shepherd Gwen. I now have two dogs, Mia a Cavapoo and Polli a Golden Doodle who is at present working towards her Silver award. I have thoroughly enjoyed helping as an assistant with a variety of classes for the last five years.


Hi I’m Chris a joint founder of Good Companion Dog Training Club. Qualified BIPDT, APDT, PDTI and recently a diploma in canine psychology. I attend courses and read up on different field’s of canine behaviour, skills and care, to keep myself up to date. At present I have 2 breaded collies Ollie and Tir.





Hi I’m Gill joint club founder. I am a Qualified instructor with the APDT the PDTI, and have an Honours Certificate with the BIPDT. I am also qualified with the Kennel Club to judge their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. I have enjoyed many different dog training activities with my previous dogs and now with my lates dog Celyn a Lab/collie.



Hi I’m Laura I have been coming to the club since the age of 14 when we rescued our fist Cavalier KC. As primary school teacher I love teaching and enjoy teaching and taking part in many dog sports especially parkour and agility. I am qualified with the PDTI and gained my Advanced Behavioural Training Instructing. I now have a MAS who enjoys agility and 2 retired cavaliers.


Hello I’m Lesley I joined GCDTC in 2009 I like the club’s ethos of positive reinforcement. So in 2015 I qualified as a PDTI instructor. I have two dogs a Border Collie and a six month Labradoodle, who hopefully is going on to achieve his Bronze, Silver and Gold Good Citizen Awards.


I am Liz and I have been an instructor at Good Companion since 1995. I am a qualified APDT instructor and continually attend courses to keep my knowledge current. I own two border collies; Seren and Morgan with whom I compete with in obedience competitions. Both dogs have represented Wales at Crufts in the regional obedience competition.



I’m Lynne and, from an early age I have had dogs in my life. I have two dogs – Bentley a 6 year old Golden Retriever and Mitzie, a black Labrador who we adopted from a rescue when she was 8 years old. Bentley and I have been members of Good Companion for over three years and during this time he has achieved his KC Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.


I am Michelle. I’ve been involved with the Good Companions Training Club since 2015. I’m a qualified instructor with both the PDTI and IMDT. I own three standard poodles and enjoy lots of activities with them, agilty, hoopers and mantrailing. In 2021 I also gained my City and Guilds award as a scent detection instructor with the UKCSD.


I joined GCDT in 2009 to train my Labrador Harley ( now age 13 and retired). I currently train Lincoln my other lab age 4. We have passed our bronze, silver and gold awards and are now in the advanced class. I have been an assistant for the last few years and thoroughly enjoy working with the different trainers and dogs.


I joined GCDTC nearly 20 years ago after years of owning, breeding, showing and judging and have attended classes with 6 different dogs. I now own 2 GSDs, Alfie and Venn. I stayed with the Club because I liked their structured approach so when Alfie retired I stayed on to assist. I’m now back in class with Venn, an adolescent boy who keeps me on my toes!