is the inventor of the Contactacoat revolutionary rubber chip surface system for contact equipment.
He is an agility judge in New Zealand, and in addition to promoting rubberized contacts in New Zealand,
he was heavily involved with introducing electronic timing to New Zealand agility. Like many in agility,
Lyn was "bitten" by the bug and has never turned back.
Lyn and his three Schnauzers pose with the first Cross Over (yes, they still use them frequently in NZ!) to be coated with rubber chip which was covered in April 2005 and shows no signs of wear
For the first 50 odd years of my life I thought of dogs as someone's idea of a bad joke. My earliest
recollections were of seeking alternative ways to walk to school to avoid the neighbours' canine family members. This only
got worse during my teenage years when my father employed me as a Butcher's delivery boy.
That all changed at Christmas 1997 when I met and fell in love with my sister's new Miniature Schnauzer - "Meldrew ".
Life since then has pretty much revolved around our new "canine children" and the sport of Agility.
Our household now boasts three Schnauzers:- Jasper the oldest is ADX, Jenna was the first of the breed to be made up in Agility and has ADX Gold, plus our latest acquisition Josie who commenced her agility career in January 2006 at Tokoroa. Jenna was the first dog in New Zealand to run in the "Champion of Champions Class" held at Counties in March 2005, she finished 4th.
I joined the Judges Panel in July 2002 and have officiated at events from Invercargill in the deep South to Whangarei in the North.
The Sayers motto :- "From dog phobic to dog manic in three easy Schnauzers"
Contactacoat for NZ and Aus can be sourced here
Dave competing with Mirk (Shanowl Hasty Decision)
has brought the Contactacoat revolutionary rubber chip surface system for contact equipment to the UK market.
He is keen to promote safer equipment for our dogs to both train and compete on.
Since starting agility with my first dog Bess in 1981 I've been hooked, in fact it now dictates my life!
I cannot claim to have invented anything in this sport (well apart from iSS!), but I am always on the look out for training methods and equipment that will help improve our sport - particularly when it comes to safety.
As well as competing at the highest levels in the UK, I also judge regularly, am also a Kennel Club Accredited Judges Trainer (Agility) and also sit on the Canine Activities Judges Working Party.
Through Jolly Good Dogs I provide 1-2-1 agility training for beginners through to potential World Champions as well as deliver training days in the UK and Europe and have previously been a coach for Team GB.
Contactacoat is being distributed in the UK and Europe by:
Jolly Good Dogs
Tel: 01788 834670 or 07721 059913