I'll care for your pets as if they're my own!

My journey began when I adopted a rescue Border Collie called Smudge 20 years ago, having been surrounded by and owning pets all my life. Smudge was beaten as a pup and then spent 4 months in the rescue kennels because no one wanted him. He had developed a severe case of fear aggression which took me (and my wife) several years to fully conquer. Despite being epileptic, going blind at 10 years old and suffering 2 strokes he enjoyed his 17 years of life competing at agility and becoming the perfect gentleman. Since then I have undertaken to learn as much as I can about canine behaviour, training, competing in and judging agility competitions and helping friends and family with their training requirements.

I have now passed several Dog Training and Canine Behaviour Diplomas (certificates are viewable below) and am currently studying for the PETbc accredited Level 4 Advanced Canine Behaviour Diploma with the British College of Canine Studies and for membership to the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers.

I am passionate about animal welfare and I only use force free positive reinforcement reward based training methods, this is the most effective method to achieve lasting results based on a foundation of trust between you and your pet. There is no room for wolf based dominance theories in the modern world of dog training.

Whether you require a dog trainer, dog walker or just someone to visit your pets for a play or to let them out during the day I offer a highly professional service tailored to your individual needs. 

Smudge
Smudge

Testimonials

Certificates & Insurance

DateOrganistationCourse Title
Feb-2020International Open AcadamyPet First Aid & CPR Course
Mar-2020PDSAPet First Aid Course
Mar-2020Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Loose Leaders
Apr-2020One EducationDog Training Diploma
Apr-2020International Open AcadamyDog Walking Course
May-2020Virtual CollegePrevent Covid-19
May-2020Centre of ExcellenceCanine Behaviour Training Diploma
Jun-2020Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Separation Anxiety and Related Disorders
Jun-2020Centre of ExcellenceDog Training Diploma
Jun-2020Centre of ExcellenceFeline Behaviour & Psycology Diploma
Jul-2020Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Learning Theory Explained!
Sep-2020Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Career as a Dog Trainer
Dec-2020Dog Training CollegeReactive Rascals
Dec-2020Xtra Dog TrainingIntroduction to Tellington TTouch
Dec-2020Xtra Dog TrainingTellington TTouch Rocks
OngoingBritish College of Canine Studies (BCCS)Advanced Canine Behaviour (Level 4)