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
OngoingBritish College of Canine Studies (BCCS)Advanced Canine Behaviour (Level 4)
Mar-21Institute of Modern Dog Trainers & Behavourists (IMDTB)Behaviour Case Studies
Feb-21Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Canine Aggression & Rehabilitation
Feb-21Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Perfect Puppy
Feb-21Nottingham Trent UniversityCanine Nutrition and Feeding for Beginners
Feb-21Sloane Risk GroupCanine Surveillance Awareness
Jan-21Xtra Dog TrainingCanine Body Language
Jan-21Xtra Dog TrainingChanging the Game Plan
Dec-20Dog Training CollegeReactive Rascals
Dec-20Xtra Dog TrainingIntroduction to Tellington TTouch
Dec-20Xtra Dog TrainingTellington TTouch Rocks
Sep-20Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Career as a Dog Trainer
Jul-20Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Learning Theory Explained!
Jun-20Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Separation Anxiety and Related Disorders
Jun-20Centre of ExcellenceDog Training Diploma
Jun-20Centre of ExcellenceFeline Behaviour & Psycology Diploma
May-20Virtual CollegePrevent Covid-19
May-20Centre of ExcellenceCanine Behaviour Training Diploma
Apr-20One EducationDog Training Diploma
Apr-20International Open AcadamyDog Walking Course
Mar-20PDSAPet First Aid Course
Mar-20Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Loose Leaders
Feb-20International Open Academy Pet First Aid & CPR Course