Welcome to Petlodge
Through the following pages we aim to provide as much information as possible about our Boarding Kennels, Hydrotherapy Referral Centre and Agility Training. However, if there is anything additional you would like to know that is not covered please do give us a call.
Our names are Adrian and Linda Croxford and we have a son (now 18) called Daniel. We have owned dogs for the past 25+ years (currently own 15 dogs between us) and over that time have regularly competed, trained and judged in Dog Agility (well Linda does the judging!). Our love of Dog Agility and the successes we have achieved continues – but now through our son Daniel (age gets to us all !)
We bought Daniel his own dog (Sheltie) for his 5th birthday present and has since then done all his own dog care and training.
He has had the most fantastic career in agility. Winning at Crufts in 2009 & 2008 where he competed against adults to be crowned the Kennel Club Small Starters Dog of the Year – which isn’t bad for a young lad who was only 9 years of age at the time! In 2011 Daniel achieved another prestigious win – he won the Small Dog Novice Agility Dog of the Year Final at Crufts – against many of the countries top adult handlers – and all at the tender age of 12 !!! We were all very proud of him when at the age of 15 he was chosen to represent the England adult team at the European Open event in Hungary and he has since competed in Italy and Austria and this year (2016) has been selected as part of the first ever England Junior Team competing in the Junior European Open championships in Slovenia in July 2016 and is once competing again at the International Mixed and Breed Championships in the Czech Republic in August 2016.
We continue to teach agility (and have done for the past 30 years) and on the odd days at the weekend one of us is able to get away we now chauffer Daniel to agility shows. We were going to open a cattery unit but Linda got smitten with Hydrotherapy and so during early 2007 Linda commenced all the courses and training to become a hydrotherapist and we opened our hydrotherapy referral centre in September 07.
With the boarding kennels,hydrotherapy centre and agility we don’t have much time for any other hobbies!. We continue to work hard to ensure that Pet Lodge is regarded as an outstanding location for owners to board and rehabilitate their pets through the services we offer.
The picture on the left is the awards and trophies Daniel won in one week of shows (Kennel Club Agility Festival and Dogs In Need shows)