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JANET SANDELL ( SOUTH- AFRICA)

 
I am a 69-year old South African, living in Cape Town.
I live alone with my two border collie bitches, Flight (aged 9) and Tag (aged 4. 
In 2002, after ten operations to my knee, and surviving cancer and a course of chemotherapy, my right leg was amputated above the knee. I had previously competed in agility with Flight, but had to retire her as she has hip dysplasia. I had started Tag's training but when I lost my leg,
I had to completely retrain her for agility as I am no longer able to run. Tag is very clever and comes from a long line of champion working sheepdogs, and very quickly learnt about distance control.
Now I am able to leave her at the start, move to a suitable spot on the course, and direct her with voice and hand signals from there. Although I will never be able to compete at a high level with able competitors, we have already had several places, and we both love agility more than anything else.
Tag is also a very keen competitor in flyball events.
Apart from our agility and flyball, I use both my dogs for therapy ane educational work. A friend and I have started a rehabilitation programme for the juvenile girls at a local prison which is proving wonderfully successful.

Janet Sandell  2004

JANET SANDELL AND HER DOG  TAG ON THE 3e PAWC 2004
 

 

She was making plans to take part into the 5e PAWC 2006 in the Netherlands but  we have recieved the bad news.....Janet died on 03-06-2006

                                                     

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