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.
|Feb-2020||International Open Acadamy||Pet First Aid & CPR Course|
|Mar-2020||PDSA||Pet First Aid Course|
|Mar-2020||Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)||Loose Leaders|
|Apr-2020||One Education||Dog Training Diploma|
|Apr-2020||International Open Acadamy||Dog Walking Course|
|May-2020||Virtual College||Prevent Covid-19|
|May-2020||Centre of Excellence||Canine Behaviour Training Diploma|
|Jun-2020||Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)||Separation Anxiety and Related Disorders|
|Jun-2020||Centre of Excellence||Dog Training Diploma|
|Jun-2020||Centre of Excellence||Feline Behaviour & Psycology Diploma|
|Jul-2020||Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)||Learning Theory Explained!|
|Sep-2020||Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)||Career as a Dog Trainer|
|Dec-2020||Dog Training College||Reactive Rascals|
|Dec-2020||Xtra Dog Training||Introduction to Tellington TTouch|
|Dec-2020||Xtra Dog Training||Tellington TTouch Rocks|
|Ongoing||British College of Canine Studies (BCCS)||Advanced Canine Behaviour (Level 4)|