Kim Hunt, cert. psych., cert. AAB, Pg. Dip. CABC
Trained as a Companion Animal Behaviour Counsellor, Kim has been running a small behaviour practice via veterinary referrals since 2002 for a variety of companion animal species, but specialising in dogs.
Kim has also been running dog training classes from puppy to adult dogs, together with one to one training in the owners own home when appropriate for the past 20 years, and also has over 20 years experience as a Dog Agility Competitor, Trainer and Judge. Kim is a qualified agility instructor and offers training courses and seminars on handling, training and judging for pet dog owners, competitors, clubs and agility organisations. Kim is also a qualified Rally Judge for Levels 1 and 2.
Working as a dog warden for 5 years, Kim developed a keen interest in the welfare of rescue dogs and cats, which has led to her working extensively with Rescue centre staff across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, training them in safe handling techniques and promoting environmental enrichment and good re-homing policies for the animals in these centres.
Shaun is involved in the Derbyshire Agility Centre arm of the organisation and runs training courses and seminars both locally and across the country. Shaun has had over 20 years experience in agility competition, judging and training. His calm quiet and knowledgeable approach is a real asset when teaching agility techniques and working with trainees and their dogs.
Following his move to the Cotswolds, Shaun now runs the Cotswolds Agility Centre offering a wide range of agility courses, 1 to 1 training and group classes in and around the South West, whilst still acting as one of the main lecturers on the Agility Training for Trainers courses offered by the Derbyshire Agility Centre.
Tace Allen-Hunt Dip PT, Dip AAF, IIST, SMA
Tace is a highly qualified personal trainer and sports therapist, and has attained the Premier Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Therapy (human). She specialises in sports massage, soft tissue injury and rehabilitation.
Building on her wealth of experience of owning and working with horses, and on her Veterinary Nursing, Tace has attained the Diploma in Equine Sports Massage Therapy and is currently working with many sports and competition horses all over the South of England. Furthering her knowledge, Tace is now a qualified Canine Therapist and works with dogs who have soft tissue injuries. For more information on the services offered by Tace, go to www.taceallen.com.
Tace regularly lectures as part of the Derbyshire Agility Centre team at our training courses and seminars across the country. Promoting good practice in caring for your dogs for both pet dog owners and agility handlers.
Amanda has been training with Kim since 2009 and she currently takes some of the Puppy classes, Adolescent and Adult Pet Dog Training Classes and also the Rally and Pre Agility Courses and Seminars and Group Agility classes.
Amanda is also a qualified Judge for Rally Levels 1 and 2.
Amanda studied HND Animal Science (Behavioural Studies) and then went on to complete her BSc (Hons) Degree in Animal Science. She originally completed both the Agility Training for Trainers 1, 2 and 3 which she now assists in delivering. She is also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers - Membership Number 1075.
Emma has been training with Kim since 2010, assisting in puppy classes and the adolescent and adult dog training classes. She is a Qualified Rally Judge for Levels 1 and 2 and now trains some of the Puppy classes.
Emma gained a Btec National Diploma in Animal Care at College and went on to study for her BSc (Hons) Degree in Animal Behaviour. In 2012 Emma plans to return to University to work towards her MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare.
Emma is an experienced and highly qualified pet carer. Having 10 years experience in the animal care industry and knowing how important our pets are to us, in 2011, Emma set up a successful dog walking and pet sitting business covering Derbyshire called Artemis Animal Services.
J came to us in May 2006 from the Border Collie Trust. Originally placed in rescue due to his aggressive behaviour, J quickly learned some new and happier boundaries and now helps to demonstrate in class. He is also competes in agility and loves every minute of his training and his life with Kim.
Kit has suffered from several health problems since she was a puppy, and therefore now retired from active agility, however, she is currently quite well and she sometimes helps to demonstrate at classes and seminars but is predominantly a sweet pet dog who is greatly loved.
Flare was born in February 2010 and is the youngest in the family business. She is learning to potentially be a great Agility dog, loves to do Rally, Trick Training and is generally an all round fantastic addition. She regularly demonstrates in class, both obedience and agility and is a real asset to the organisation. She certainly shows she has a Flare for everything she is asked to do!
Kevin is our darling cat who has taught us much about the feline world. He came to live in a family of 7 dogs who had never lived with cats before. The dogs and cats get on very well and I use the knowledge I gained through their integration to help others who want their cats and dogs to live in harmony together.