Leading raw dog food manufacturer, Wolf Tucker has renewed its sponsorship deal for the coming season with leading dog agility specialist, Rebecca Sargent.
Sussex-based Wolf Tucker has developed a range of recipes for working dogs that combine the right balance of quality raw ingredients, vitamins and minerals to maintain the health, vitality and bounce of any dog. The recipes also specifically contain a number of ingredients which are designed to promote a healthy skin and coat as well as the joints.
Wolf Tucker only use high quality proteins from natural sources and Defra approved farms, along with fresh fruit, vegetables, Flax Oil and Kelp in their raw food meals. There are no grains, additives or preservatives in any of their recipes. Available in life stages and in a wide choice of varieties including novel proteins such as venison for dogs that have sensitive stomachs, meals are available to buy in convenient BPA free 500g tubs which can be stored in the freezer. They also offer customers variety packs to make the ordering process easier.
The firm has been sponsoring Rebecca who is originally from Winwick near Warrington, for the past few seasons. Rebecca is a former national and international equestrian and she started dog agility when her horses became injured and she took her unruly puppy, a Beagle cross Jack Russell rescue dog to obedience classes. Struggling to get her dog Daisy May to behave in class, Rebecca then signed up for dog agility puppy classes with Wilmslow dog club and this started her on a journey that has seen her go on to win numerous competitions over the years.
Rebecca currently competes with three dogs. 13 yr old Daisy May who is now semi retired from agility but has reached grade 6.5 in agility and has represented Wilmslow DTC in the team event at Crufts and has been in the demonstration for agility on the Kennel Club activities stand (also at Crufts) on numerous occasions. "From a seemingly un-trainable naughty puppy she really has taught me many life skills in relation to training and competing" says Rebecca.
8 yr old Dolly, is Rebecca's first Border Collie and she reached the highest accolade in dog agility by becoming an agility champion. She has won 4 championship certificates and 3 reserve certificates; and she is the only dog to have won the novice title and then the British Open title at Crufts in back to back years. She has won the singles title and got the Reserve Championship at Crufts in 2015.Dolly has also represented team GB at the European Championships.
Rebecca is also bringing on a 4 yr old Border Collie called Luna. She is currently competing at grade 4 and was just one place off this year qualifying for the novice final at Crufts but is certainly one to watch for the future.
Rebecca has qualified for Olympia this year with her dog Dolly and is one of just ten dogs competing in the final. This is a major achievement as there were 75 dogs competing in the semi final to qualify.
Rebecca has been working with Wolf Tucker for the past 6 years and they have become an important part of her championship-winning team
"The thing I look for when feeding my dogs is first and foremost what they like. My dogs are not particularly fussy eaters but having previously tried other raw foods they have been known to turn their noses up. They have never done this with Wolf Tucker; the consistency is fabulous for them!
"Next I look for is the nutrition. As competing dogs it is important that they have the right balance of fats and protein to maximise their concentration and energy. If this balance is out of sync their brains don't engage! Daisy May's concentration improved significantly when she moved onto Wolf Tucker.
"With the collies, it is maintaining their energy level that is particularly important. With Dolly in the championship classes she has to compete across three rounds on maximum power so it is a challenge to maintain her stamina. I feel that the consistency and balance of the food fed to my dogs is perfect for them. They are happy, healthy and love the food and the variety they get from Wolf Tucker ranges. Wolf Tucker is the best company to trade with. They genuinely care about all the dogs they feed and nothing is too much trouble for them. They really are a lovely family organisation and are so is easy to work with. "
As well as performing well at Olympia, Rebecca wants to go on and qualify again for that competition next year and then competing at Crufts 2018 and then qualifying for Crufts 2019 with her dog Dolly. Luna will be on maternity leave for the first half of the season but after that, Rebecca hopes to move her up to grade 6 making her eligible for the single classes. She is also hoping to open a dog training school called Diamond Paws Agility. The website is due to launch in November and although this will be a part time venture to begin with, Rebecca is looking for this to become her profession within the next 5 years
Wolf Tucker offers a very generous breeder discount so find out more by visiting their website at: www.wolftucker.co.uk