About Jan Debnam


Jan with Zahrah and Ross

Jan has run a successful dog training class in the New Forest area for over 25 years, developing a wealth of experience in dealing with a wide range of breeds. In addition to training her own dogs, Jan holds the Post Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling. This theoretical training, added to the practical experience of working with dogs over many years, means that she has a soundly based understanding of what dogs do, and how to train them to make happy companions.

Jan has trained and worked dogs for over 40 years, competing in working trials, obedience, Heelwork to Music and in the breed ring. Jan has worked Jack Russell Terriers, Standard Poodles and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. Zahrah, her current Chesapeake, who Jan is proud to have bred, is a top winning Heelwork to Music dog working at Advanced standard in all 4 divisions. She was a semi-finalist for both Heelwork to Music and Freestyle at Crufts 2018 and for the Freestyle Semi Finals for Crufts 2020. Ross, Jan’s Standard Poodle was Paws and Music Association’s Novice Dog of the Year in 2017, but sadly his career has currently stalled following major surgery to his spine. He has just started to compete again, with some success. Having competed just twice in Heelwork last year he has won up to Advanced level.

Zahrah and Maia (her mother) are 2 of only 7 dogs ever to pass all the Paws and Music Associations Progress Tests (4 divisions and 3 levels) with distinction.

For more information, please contact Jan Debnam on 01425 638515 or training@dogkind.co.uk

For more information, please contact Jan Debnam on 01425 638515 or training@dogkind.co.uk

COVID 19 Update

All classes will be run in accordance with Government Guidelines on social distancing. Detailed operating procedures are in place to keep everyone safe.

COVID 19 Update

All classes will be run in accordance with Government Guidelines on social distancing. Detailed operating procedures are in place to keep everyone safe.