Meet the Team........

Annie Finlay

Annie has been been around dogs all of her life. Her parents bred Yorkshire terriers, and she has owned various breeds such as Lurchers, Labradors & Staffordshire Bull Terriers. In 2000 she fulfilled her lifelong dream to own a Dalmatian with the arrival of Perdi, a mistreated & very aloof 18 month old girl, who was undemanding and easy to live with. From then Annie's love of Dalmations just grew! Annie joined Cadelac in 2012 after training her rescue boy Dalmatian “Jasper” who had been given up at just 7 months old by his owners, because he was stubborn and unruly. Annie's next Dalmatian the very intelligent, handsome and incredibly charming Thomas, joining the family in 2013, aged 8 weeks. Thomas is also bilaterally deaf. Annie and Thomas can regularly be seen doing demos in various classes, and also help with private lessons, particularly with reactive behaviour cases. Annie also has the pleasure of now owning Thomas’s sister, Fanny. She joined the family at 11 months in late 2013, after her breeder was looking for a home that would continue to compete in showing with her. Annie travels all over the country competing at championship level with her girl, who is regularly placed and has had a very successful career so far. Annie also help out with Dalmatian Welfare organisations.

Sue Lea

Sue has been training dogs at CaDeLac  since 2015 and reached the dizzy heights of our highest class many years ago. She has owned a variety of dogs during her life, many of them rescue of Collie origin and is a very key member of the team bnoth at Nottingham and at Derby. .  Details and pictures soon

Charlie Canlin

Charlie has been training dogs for most of her life. She has trained her most recent dog Bommer, to be a search and rescue dog and together they help to look for missing persons. 
As well as her work at CaDeLac, Charlie runs her own dog walking business in Nottingham, 'Walk this way'. Charlie is now running scentwork training events at CaDeLac. More details and pictures soon. 

Adrian Spencer

Adrian's love of Border Collies and their behaviour, has taken him as far as winning the Welsh National Sheepdog Trials. A tremendous achievement. Adrian is based at CaDeLac's Derby venue, Darley Abbey and his keen interest in dog behaviour makes him a valuable assett to the team. More details and pictures soon. 
 

Emily Siddall

Emily has been training at CaDeLac for three years with her dog Bailey. She has reached the dizzy heights of our top class and is now helping out in classes.  Emily is one of those lovely people with a gentle, approachable manner that makes her a key member of the team at Nottingham. More details and pictures soon. 
 

Allan Brown

Gill Crane

Allan is studying a Degree in Dog Behaviour and has been working at CaDeLac since 2017. As well as enjoying walking and training his own 3 dogs, a whippet and 2 Lurchers, Allan has his own dog walking business in Derby 'Derbydogwalking.com'. More details and pictures soon. 


 

Gill has been training her two Staffies at CaDeLac since 2018 and has become the newest member of the team.Her keen love of staffies, makes her a valuable assett to CaDeLac. 
 

Main photos by kind permission Matt Malyan (man1c@mac.com)