Canine Sports Academy
New Online Learning Platform
Welcome to the Canine Sports Academy online learning platform. We recently acquired the rights to the Canine Sports Academy name, learning and education packages. We plan to invest in these during 2020 to make them available as a mix of online distance learning and face to face training courses via a new online learning website (link below).
Our courses are written, taught and assessed by a fully qualified and insured instructor and further education teacher. He has years of experience working with dogs both professionally in practice as originally a Canine Hydrotherapist for service dogs, and latterly a Veterinary Pharmacist, Registered Animal Medicines Advisor and DEFRA Suitably Qualified Person To Prescribe & Supply Veterinary Medication. He specialised in Zoonotic Diseases and infection control. He worked as a consultant in this field in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
He is a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor (Non-Competition Agility), was for 10 years an Assistant Group Steward at Crufts Dog Show and was the Head of Canine Sports at the original National Lottery Funded Canine Sports Academy. He wrote and taught the original specification for the Diploma in Canine Sports qualification and Canine Sports Leader qualification for the National Lottery funded project. He has a wealth of practical dog experience to really bring the course content to life, with interesting real-life examples.
As if this wealth of dog knowledge wasn’t enough. Our course writers and tutors are also qualified in personal training, group exercise class training, life coaching, counselling, yoga teaching, nutrition and sports massage therapy.
History of The Canine Sports Academy
The Canine Sports Academy was a National Lottery Funded project run by Central Bedfordshire Canine Trust. It provided dog Agility, Flyball, Rally-O and FidoFitness classes and Canine Sports Qualifications in Bedfordshire. After the lottery funding came to an end, the trust continued to run the project, but in 2020 practical classes stopped.
Central Bedfordshire Canine Trust still have the rights to use the Canine Sports Academy name for practical classes and retain all training equipment and venues. The future of practical classes is a decision for the trust to make but is currently unclear.