R.I.P. Dr. Molly Weeks: 1933-2014.

founder member and Executive Secretary, who bred bull-terriers for over 30 years. She travelled extensively in her role as Bull-Terrier Secretary, and was also a Winston Churchill Fellow, researching the role of Education and Animal Welfare, in addition to writing five books.

Her wisdom, experience and practicality will be sadly missed by all who knew her.



Is a founder member and General dogsbody, who has loved dogs all her life, and trained her own (with varying degrees of success!) Some of her late best friends are pictured above (left to right: Jake, Gus and Monty.)

Karen takes the bookings, takes the photos and hosts the website. She has also published 'Dogsbody' and 'Dogwatch' (parts 1 & 2 of the Georgie Crane comi-crime trilogy (with dogs!)...please visit the Georgie Crane page, and writes a monthly canine column for the local community newspaper (HCN.)

Karen is currently owned by Arlo, the Hungarian wire-haired Vizsla (pictures below) possibly the nicest dog in the world) and his new little brother, Bo.


(Above photos of Arlo: (left and centre)  courtesy of Carmina Ripolles, and (right) by Ashley Binnington.

Meet Bo, our newest pack-member, now 8 months old, and safe between Arlo's paws.

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Tuesday nights will never be the same.


ANN DIXON (above, with the late Buster, beautiful Lance, who left far too soon, and Meg) has owned dogs all her life, and is especially experienced with Lurchers and Hounds. Ann also volunteers at the Hull Animal Welfare Kennels, and keeps bringing the inmates home! Currently living with Teazel, Riley, and Meg.


LYNDA DOWNIE, who is BIPDT-qualified, and has over 30 years' experience, is the HDOC instructor. She also runs puppy-socialisation classes for the Chestnut Veterinary practice, as well as offering  one-to-one consultations. Husband Roger ia happy to lend moral support, supervise any spare dogs and dispense treats. RIP Charlie (above) Lynda's grand old gentleman, and RIP Darby, who, like Lance, left way too early, and will be sadly missed from our Tuesday night sessions. Below: Beautiful new boy Anka.


Lynda Downie

who is BIPTD qualified, has 30 years' experience in all aspects of dog-training, does one-to-one assessment and also finds time to run puppy-classes, is Hornsea Dog Owners' instructor. Husband Roger lends moral support and Charlie the demo-dog shows 'em all how it should be done!!

CONTACT LYNDA ON: 07974770954



Elaine Wood

(Seen here with Mckenzie) a fully-qualified dog-groomer, offers a comprehensive local service for all breeds (and cross-breeds!) To her right is Kamira, and to her left, brother Zeplin.

Also a BIPDT qualified instructor and canine behaviour consultant, Elaine has vast experience in assessing and training re-homed dogs. And she does like a challenge; hence her Thursday night classes are particularly aimed at disruptive, damaged and so-called 'difficult' dogs. (See also home-page.)

To contact Elaine: 01964-563230 or mobile: 07982636193

Jo Gateshill

A lifelong dog-lover and member of HDOC, Jo, who is currently shadowing Lynda, is in the process of achieving her dog-training qualifications, and we welcome her aboard!

BELOW: Jo with Lupin, Snowy and Gertie.

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Christine Corderoy (with Guiseley)

Has a lifetime's experience of dogs, especially greyhounds and German Shepherds. Is also a qualified spiritual animal-healer.