A DOG trainer inspired by the memory of her baby grandson has raised £4,000 for charity through her most successful show yet.

Janet Garrett, who started Janet's Puppy Skool in 2007, put on the event in Haydon Wick for the Swindon MS and Neuro Therapy Centre.

The 64-year-old, of Pond Street, said: “We chose multiple sclerosis because we have had three people who have it at our school.

“One of my very first pupils has it. Her dog Lucky is still alive and that’s amazing as she has been here since the beginning. They go to that centre in Swindon and that’s why we chose to raise the money for them.”

Janet started the school to make the most of her life after her grandson Jamie died at two weeks old from nonketotic hypoglycemia.

She said: “When he was born it became clear something was wrong and after two weeks he was gone.

“It was horrific, it was two weeks of us getting tests and that done and it’s so rare. It just so happens that someone at Bristol had seen a case before so he knew what it was, but nothing could be done.

“I could not process it when it happened, the minute he was out of the womb we started losing him.

“So I started the school 13 years ago after losing my baby grandson because I decided to re-evaluate my life.”

Janet had been training dogs in her spare time while working as a full-time personal assistant.

But after the family’s loss she decided to go part-time to take on more training.

She told the Adver: “People had been asking me why I didn’t just run my own classes and after that happened I decided to do it.

“I thought it would be fun and it always has been but while the dogs are having fun they are learning a lot too.”

In 2018 she was voted for the best animal obedience trainer in the south west.

Her grandson Harry, 9, performed at the event with Janet’s champion dog Mack.

Mack is a Bouvier des Flandres and is a national trick champion, earning the title in the UK and in America.

Janet said: “We believe in children and dogs knowing how to behave around each other and this is Harry proving it can be done."

Barclays helped by donating a portion of the £4,000 for the therapy centre.

“The centre couldn’t believe it because I had told them we were aiming for £700, they were absolutely delighted," said Janet.

“They need the help because they rely mostly on volunteers and they help people with MS and autism.”