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Hello, my name is Dena Swift, the founder of Goldmark Dog Training. I have been handling and training dogs for over 15 years, both my own and other dogs, in social skills and working dog training.

My love for dogs started with a wonderful working cocker spaniel, who filled the void after the loss of my horse. Although horse riding teaches sensitivity to your animal, I found that my dog was teaching me more and I became fascinated with human and animal communications.

Over the years I have been fortunate to have learned from talented and excellent trainers, who have helped me to competition standards with my dogs. In turn I am able to pass this experience on to other dog owners who allow me the privilege of training their animals.

I have official training qualifications and wholeheartedly support the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme, with their nationally recognised awards that encourage and reward owners and dogs to learn progressive life skills. I compete at working trials and working gundog tests, with all their disciplines of obedience, agility, scent work and retrieving.

I love to watch dogs of all breeds using their natural talents. With their intelligence, speed, agility, keen senses of smell and hearing, their pleasure at working and having fun with us is a constant joy.