Meet Your Trainers


Carol Wright

Carol Wright is an experienced dog handler in competitive obedience and qualified to work the top class in competitions.  She is currently working her young collie, Lunar, and has won out of Novice in August 2015, a great achievement.  Carol is also a qualified competition judge.

Carol teaches the top class alternately each week.




Lucy Davis

Lucy Davis BSc (hons) Dip. DTIBC has been instructing at NDCS for 11 years and has a wealth of experience in teaching a variety of breeds and dealing with behaviour issues. She is a qualified instructor, an Accredited Animal Behaviourist (ABTC) and a full member of the UK Registry of Canine Behaviourists. Lucy takes the intermediate class and currently is competing successfully with her young Parson Russell Terrier, Callie, in competitive obedience and at championship breed shows. Lucy also has two elderly German Shorthaired Pointers, both of which competed in obedience and were working gundogs.

Judy Harper

Judy got her first collie, Badger, in 1984 and because she wanted a well behaved pet took him to Newmarket & District Canine Society to the obedience classes and got hooked.  Since then she has had five other collies, all very different characters and colours who have taken her to the top class C in Open Obedience.  She is currently working her red merle bitch, Nookie, in Classes A and B at Open Shows and attempting to train her young blue merle dog, Sizzle, to have ready for the ring and competition next year.  She shares teaching the top class with Carol and thoroughly enjoys imparting the knowledge that she has acquired to others. Her training is all positive reward-based, using treats or a toy as her view is that training should be fun for both handlers and dogs.  

She says “We are a social bunch at Newmarket and hope that if you are reading this you will come and try us.”

Jane Ross

Jane joined NDCS when her Lurcher bitch, Pie, was a puppy.  Pie had broken her leg at only 9 weeks old and her subsequent confinement to a crate, and then very limited walks, had severely impacted on the crucial socialisation phase of her puppy development.  Bringing her to the club exposed Pie to lots of people, lots of dogs and lots of new experiences.  Jane’s main aim was (and still is) to have a well-behaved, well-adjusted and well-mannered pet.  Obedience training certainly helps with all of that.  Jane and Pie gradually progressed to competing at local shows and winning a first red rosette in Beginners was a great day.   Pie has since had two litters of pups and Jane now brings Pie's son, Duffy, to the club. 

Both Pie and Duffy are working lurchers and the concentration, response to commands and willingness to obey which they have developed whilst training at the club make them excellent dogs in the field. 

Jane teaches the puppy class and loves seeing these young dogs (and their owners) learn and develop.  She says “What a young pup can learn in 6 short weeks is astonishing.”