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Private tuition

I am available to teach junior and adult handling privately to exhibitors/clubs/societys - from beginners, who need to go through the basics - or to brush up the skills of the more advanced.

The training is on a one-to-one basis and I will go through all areas of handling needed. I am police-checked. I’m available to train in my home town of Bournemouth, mostly at weekends however I may be able to travel some distances, depending on circumstances.


In 1998, I won the Scottish, British and World Title in junior handling.

Coventry Ladies KS Adult Handler of the Year 2011

Runner-up CLKS Adult Handler of the Year 2008

As a result of my wins, I wrote and published a book called 'Junior Handling The White Way'.

A DVD version of my book, produced by DOG WORLD TV, called ‘Marina Scott’s Complete Guide to Junior Handling’ was launched in September 2011

I also created and currently update the UK's only website on junior handling called


I jointly run and train youngsters at several junior handling training weekends a year in which we (with Helena Hutchings) attract up to 40 handlers per time.

We have also been ‘hired out’ by Detling Ringcraft Club, North Dorset Ringcraft Club and Midlands Border Collie Club to speak and train at their handling events.

I trained junior and adult handlers at Poole Canine Club for several years.


I judged the prestigious UK JHA Handler of the Year in 2010

I judge Beagles (A3 list) and Border collies (B list).

I have passed both beagle and border collie breed specific exams, passed the Confirmation hands-on assessment and attended a C & M seminar, also passed the Rules and Regulations seminar.

I also judge junior and adult handling handling to championship show level. Since 1998, I have judged more than 800 handlers at Championship and open shows.


I work full-time at Dog World as Assistant Editor

I wrote the junior column for Our Dogs for five years. I have also written junior handling articles for Dogs Monthly, beagle and border collie annual magazines and websites.

At Crufts 2010, I worked as a ‘live’ roving reporter for DFS Crufts FM.

Please contact me for prices and further details.

Winning the World Junior Handling Title in Finland in 1998

Judging more than 100 handlers at Birmingham National Championship show in 2009

At Crufts 2010 working for Crufts FM