The team at Puppy School were proud to sponsor the British team as they competed in the Open European Heelwork to Music and Freestyle Championships which took place in Belgium from the 25th to the 27th August 2017.
Kim Lyddon was a member of the squad, along with Border Collie Tyler (Canen You Said What) who attended Puppy School classes in Warrington, Cheshire, with Puppy School tutor Jo Wriglesworth eight years ago.
We are over the moon to share the fantastic news that Team GB won both the Heelwork to Music and Freestyle competitions, the first time that Great Britain has ever won, or even been placed in Freestyle. Kim and Tyler were thrilled to be placed in the top 10, making a valuable contribution towards the team’s gold medal.
Kath Hardman, Team Manager said “this is an unprecedented achievement in the history of Open European Championships for Great Britain as Team GB not only won the Heelwork To Music Championship for a second time, but the team also won the Freestyle Championship for the first time, to complete a first time double for Team GB.”
Kim competes at the top level in the UK with both her dogs in Heelwork to Music and Freestyle. She came runner up at Crufts in both 2015 and 2016 with Tyler.
Tyler and Kim have been competing in the sport for about six years whilst Archie, her 5-year old Pyrenean Sheepdog, is also a Puppy School Graduate who competes in advance freestyle. You can often see them performing at events such as Crufts and Discover Dogs as part of Richard Curtis’ demo team as well as the National Caravan Show as part of the K9 Performance display team.
We are delighted that Puppy School was able to provide Tyler and Archie with a fantastic start to their exciting careers. Photo credit to Allan Brown