Chudleys ambassador, Howard Kirby, shares his reflections on the year and exciting plans for 2018...
"As we enter the New Year and 2017 comes to a close, it’s an excellent opportunity to reflect and take a look at how things went for Mullenscote Dog Training Centre.
For sure the highlights have been Linsey’s World Beating success with her GLP (German Long-Haired Pointer) Rory in the Mediterranean Cup and the World Championships in France. Then on our return to the UK, just a few weeks later, ‘the dog of my lifetime,’ FTCH Wamilanghaar Tash of Mullenscote ran like the Championship dog that he is – he gave me a foot perfect performance to gain second place in the Kennel Club Championships held at Elveden. This was particularly satisfying, as he had won the Championships at his first attempt in 2014. I know what you’re thinking – second place? Isn’t that ‘first loser’? Normally I might agree with you but this Championship has the top dogs in the country running in it, arguably the world. I was the guy ‘riding shotgun’ behind Tashi for the two days of the Championship competition, he’s no loser.
The Training Centre continues to go from strength to strength – private lessons, courses, workshops and demonstrations just keep coming. As demand for what we do has grown, so does the need for a team of first class people to keep the wheels turning. A massive thank you to everyone here at Mullenscote and Lains Shooting School for the dedicated hard work and commitment you give
2018 will see us deliver online training videos and courses, alongside the fantastic range of dog food and nutritional advice that Chudleys continues to support us with. I’d like to thank them for their help and advice as we move Mullenscote Dog Training Centre into the future.
Keeeeeep training, Howard."