Curlabull Canine Training

The Trainers 

Best of breed Crufts 2019

Mechelle Jacques BSc PGC PGCE KCAI(CD)

Mechelle, the lead trainer, is an experienced hand and is both a qualified and accomplished dog trainer and behaviourist with 30 years experience. She has trained with top coaches such as Ian Dunbar, David Ryan and Robert Alleyne. Mechelle is the only trainer accredited by the Kennel Club in companion dog training in County Durham. She is also qualified in Clinical Animal Behaviour, with the Royal Veterinary School at Edinburgh University.

Her particular talents lie in puppy training, especially older pups and difficult adolescents as well as complex behavioural cases. She has a gift for working with shy dogs, including those who have become fear aggressive. 

Mechelle loves to compete in Rally Obedience and is currently working her new puppy to success. 

She continues to lightly show her retrievers, which are all Crufts qualified for life, through the many awards they have won and Mechelle is recognised internationally for her commitment to her Curly Coated Retrievers. 

Amanda, associate trainer.

Amanda started her training story with German Shepherds and after many years moved to border collies. She is a gentle handler but is very effective at handling dogs with lots of energy. 

She competes with her collies at Agility as well as Rally Obedience and a small amount of showing. She loves to train dogs in a multipurpose way and has had success in all of her fields.



Training TImes

07776308220 (text preferred) 


Mon 7pm - 8pm (summer) Agility - Pontop Pike

Wed 7pm - 9pm Rally obedience at Leadgate

Thurs 6.30pm - 8.30pm Burnopfield

Friday - 7pm - 10pm Leadgate 

​​Saturday: 10am - 11am (winter) Agility - Pontop Pike

Behavioural and Puppy Consultations by appt.

Area of Service

North East 


County Durham

Tyne & Wear


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