The first dog I had as a youth, was a Golden Labrador, Jock, but I didn't do any obedience training with him.
Then I had a German Shepherd, Rinty, and decided to train him. I attended Stourbridge Dog Training Club, which at the time was held in Richardson Hall, Wordsley. I then started my own club, The Brierely Hill Dog Training Club, and during this time I trained and got to the top in Obedience competitions, winning beginners, novice, a, b and c.
With my next dog, Marco, another German Shepherd, I trained in Working Trials, and qualified in all the following:- cd ex, wd ex and td ex.
Since I lost Marco I have had two other German Shepherds, Tosca and Oscar, but was unable to train these in competition work due to family commitments at the time.