Iain Macdonald – CCFT, MIRVAP
I have been involved dogs since childhood, with my first dog being a retired racing greyhound who went everywhere with me. For the past 20 yrs I have owned or co-
My main passion is dog agility and have been competing since 2008. In March 2010 I sat my judges exam and have judged at numerous Kennel Club, UKA and independent shows. In October 2010 I took past the Agility Club Approved Instructor (ACAI) programme. I then followed this up in 2013 completing the Lauren Langman Approved Agility Instructor (LLAAI) programme Levels 1 to 3. I have also completed Agility 1st’s instructor course.
I currently am owned by five dogs, three border collies and two Miniature American Shepherds. I currently compete at Grade 7 and Champ with my Miniature American Shepherd called Nami who is 6 years old. I also have a young border collie bitch, called Juju who was born in July 2020. It is my hope that she will be a future agility star, and I will be recording her training journey to share with Superfly clients.
I strongly believe that agility along with other sports puts a lot of stress on our dogs, and as such believe it is important to keep our dogs in the best condition that we can. With this in mind, whilst competing with my first dog, Nutmeg, I started to look at ways to ensure that I could keep her in optimum condition and injury free. In 2015, I started on the Certified Canine Fitness Trainer program with Fitpaws and the University of Tennessee, graduating in April 2016.
I am always keen on educating owners how they can take a proactive preventative approach to their dogs and to this end enjoy teaching workshops and online courses to pass on my knowledge.