Citizen K9

Dog Training

About Us

CitizenK9 Dog Training is run by Cheryl Spurr and Susan Handforth, read more about us below.


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My name is Cheryl, I have owned and trained dogs all my life, I don’t remember a time I didn’t have dogs around me. As a child we had Cocker Spaniels then Cavalier King Charles spaniels. I now have 4 German Shepherds and a CKC. I have had some success with kennel club obedience and all my dogs have done KC good citizens up to gold and platinum level but my real passion is IPO/IGP.
My aim when helping people to train their dogs is to show you the methods I would use myself to help you have a happy, well balanced dog and for you to enjoy your dog. All too often I hear people saying how much of a chore walking their dog is and how they dread walking and put off walking because its too difficult. Walking your dog should be a pleasure.


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Hi, I’m Susan, I also own German Shepherds but just two of them. Many years ago I used to train my Rough Collie/ GSD she achieved her Gold Good Citizens. I then did a lot of training with my Border Collie whom I rescued her from the Border Collie Rescue as the age of 10 months. I am a Classical Dressage Instructor of which I have done for over 35 years. After loosing my horse a few years ago I decided to go back to dogs & dog training. My older GSD has achieved her Gold Good Citizens & has be placed at shows in obedience, she also qualified for the Crufts Regional Finals a couple of years ago. My younger GSD is now eighteen months old and both Cheryl & I train them in I.P.O. I have been and instructor for BAGSDS Club in Huddersfield (British Association of German Shepherd Dogs) I hold a Level 3 Dog Behaviour Diploma, an Intermediate Certificate Obedience Instructors Certificate & a Canine First Aid Certificate. I also am a Qualified Canine Nutritional Adviser, so if you wish to discuss your dogs diet do get in touch.