Angela White is an internationally renowned lecturer, instructor, behavioural trainer, author and judge and has clocked up over 30 years in dog training and behaviour. She has written numerous books, articles and courses on dogs, training, behaviour and related subjects. She has studied and taught others behaviour and training at scientific, academic and practical levels (with other animals as well as dogs). She wrote the first ever UK higher education qualification in canine behaviour and training and she was instrumental in the writing and development of many other related academic animal behaviour and training programmes to degree level.
She now specialises in 'teaching the teachers' - she works closely with the Kennel Club and their accreditation programme (KCAI) and writes and develops courses to meet the needs of dog training instuctors and behaviourists.
Her practical background comes from a huge amount of hands on experience via her own dogs and others; building and running a boarding and training kennels, breeding, rehabilitating rescue dogs, an in-depth knowledge of competitive obedience (judging, competing and instructing all levels), plus has a huge range of knowledge and skills covering many disciplines. She is widely known for her knowledge and skill as a clicker trainer and her love of nosework, HTM and more recently Rally Obedience. Being of the opinion that you should never teach what you have not done, in summer 2011 she entered her first Rally trials and gained level one titles with 2 dogs in one day. She has dabbled in other sports/work including showing (qualifying 2 dogs for Crufts), draught, water work, flyball, agility, working trials, and more. She is an instructor for Dog Aid and has worked with a number of assistance dog organisations on various projects over her many years in the business.
She has had many breeds and types of dogs through her hands over the years - from toy breeds to bull breeds, giant breeds to designer dogs, she has handled and worked with most that you could list. She has personally owned numeorous Border collies, 5 Leonbergers, 3 Pyrenean Sheepdogs, 2 German Shepherd dogs, various crossbreeds, a Bearded collie and a Jack Russel. He has bred Border collies and Leonbergers. Her early collies were bred under the affix Collali and then later when the Leos came on the scene, she changed the affix to Akamai. A good number of her dogs have been rescue/rehome dogs, and she has taken in, rehabilitated and rehomed even more. She currently lives with the breeds she finds it hard to be without - she has 3 home bred Border collies (Fizz, Levi and Jez), a Leonberger (Maggie), Rico her Pyrenean Sheepdog and the most recent arrival - Tyke (son of Rico). (Oh and a clicker trained Cat - Jade, Mr Rigsby the rat and 2 pot bellied pigs!)
She is regularly invited to guest instruct/lecture both in the UK and abroad. She organised, led and took part in a demonstration for the Queen, she has been on the radio many times and has also had appearances on TV. The most recent being on prime time TV for 3 nights during the Crufts 2011 coverage, on behalf of the Kennel Club teaching Clare Balding how to train a dog!
Angela has been consultant to numeorus organisations over the years, she is a member of the Kennel Club and founder member of the KCAI. She is the Vice Chairman of the KCAI board as well as assessor, verifier, mentor and on the working party for assessment and programme development. She is of course a fully accredited member of the KCAI at the highest level - holding KCAI Behavioural Training, Companion Dog Training and Competitive Obedience all at the Advanced Level and in 2013 was the first (and remains the only) person to be awarded KCAI Fellowship - the KCAI's highest award.