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Meet the team


 Roz Hickman

Dog Trainer and 'The Boss'! Roz has had Gundogs and Terriers all her life and has been very sucessfully breed showing and obedience competing for 45 years. She has been involved with the running and training at Pads for over 30years and specialises in dogs with behavioural/training issues, puppy training and advanced, she has an extensive knowledge in all aspects of dog training.  Pads Dog Training is a Kennel Club listed training centre but Roz's experience can best be seen in her own dogs .... (not to mention the countless dogs/handlers she has helped over the years!) ....  The original display dog was Herman, German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) who performed heelwork to music and countless displays across the country with Roz and sadly passed away at the age of 15 in 2016. After Herman, Roz's next showman was Donald, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever who gained his Gold award by the age of 9 months old, had an extremely successful showing career including best Puppy at Crufts, and was selected from hundreds of dogs to be part of the Superstar Dogs TV show. Donald's life was tragically cut short after a brave fight with a terrible autoimmune disease, he will always be remembered by anyone who met him. Roz now has  Alice a 11 year old working GSP, and Fred, a GSP who joined the family in June 2017 and is her latest event display dog. All Roz`s dogs have competed in Obedience-Breed shows and Heel work to Music, with two having been working gundogs and 3 are or have been P.A.T dogs.
Norman Hickman 
Norman has been involved with Pads for a number of years; he is a very good trainer (after all he was trained by Roz !!). Norman is a professional, kind and organised dog trainer,  lovely to the dogs and handlers alike, he makes everyone feel welcome and is the very best at getting people ready for the relevant level test,  i.e. bronze, silver or gold, and his attention to detail is amazing. Norman also does the agility and scurry classes. He is a really fun guy, often having the whole school in stitches, making his classes fun as well as precise. His own dogs are P.A.T. dogs (Pets as Therapy), which says it all!  Norman's dog, Cassie, is a five year old Airedale who with Norman's expert care is going from strength to strength both as a show dog and a much loved member of the Hickman and PADS family.
Carron Bailey

Carron has been with Pads for over 10 years. She has Luli, a papillon and Ava, a whippet x italian greyhound. Carron started as a helper a number of years ago. Now doing the puppy classes and Bronze level classes. Carron is a very important member of Pads display team. Luli doing Heel Work to Music amongst other things. Carron's people skills and her ability to pass her knowledge on are excellent. Everyone loves our Carron. Carron is a qualified examiner for Bronze level.

Maryann Blake

Maryann has been coming to Pads for a number years. Firstly with Toby, a springer spaniel then Charlie and now Chloe, both labradoodles and most recently Phoebe the poodle. Like the rest of the team Pads could not run to the professional level it does without Maryann. She does our posters, flyers, notice board, promotes all Pads events, keeps the register, and helps the handlers that are struggling. Maryann is a qualified examiner for Bronze and Silver levels.
Katie Foster

Katie is an important member of the training team, being involved with Pads since 2011. Having owned dogs all her life, she now has Rupert, a german shepherd x labrador and Skye, a black labrador, both who are part of the display team. Rupert was a rescue boy and Katie has done an amazing  job with a very hard rescue dog. Rupert's problems have diminished to such an extent enabling him to be an important part of the display team. Katie teaches the beginner/ bronze classes, doing in class 1-2-1's with struggling dogs. Katie is also a qualified examiner for Bronze, Silver and Gold Levels of the KC Good Citizen scheme. 

 Warren Low 

Warren has trained two of his dogs the Pads way and is now one of the puppy trainers, often bringing Sandy the golden retriever with him to classes. Sandy was rescued as a puppy and when she first started at PADS in 2012 she was very timid and nervous of everything. Now she loves meeting all the new puppies and Warren knows the socialisation and training she received at PADS was the backbone to helping her to gain her confidence.

Beth Horsley

Beth started to get involved with Pads with her own dog, Percy, a rehomed cockerpoo with quite a few issues of his own. Percy has completed all levels from Bronze through to Gold and Beth joined the team supporting with puppy classes in 2016. Beth enjoys helping people to get the best relationship possible with their puppies and is also part of the display team with Narla

                      We would like to take this opportunity to wish Beth Blake all the best for the future. Unfortunately for us, but wonderful for Beth and James. They have moved away from Stafford to fiuther James career. Beth has been a helper, then excellent trainer, for a number of years. She was also a very important member of the events and display team.  Beth will be missed by everyone! 

Helpers Trainers and Supporters.
We are very fortunate in having  members of our team who we can call on for assistance, some in class and some for events, and are just as important members of our team. 

Avis and Derek provide us with great support on Pads fun night.

At events, in addition we have Mel, Chloe, Sharron, Sophie, Nikki, Andrew, Kevin, Vicki, and Mandy who give up their spare time to ensure every Pads event is a huge success.