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

My journey into dog training 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 am a member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) having undergone a rigorous and respected training and assessment process. As an IMDT qualified trainer you can be assured I use only science based, ethical and force free training techniques. My membership also requires me to undertake ongoing training and assessment to continue to offer the very best training and behavioural advice, working within their code of ethics and the aims of the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter which guarantees respect for all dogs and their owners.

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. 

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Testimonials

Certificates & Insurance

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

DateOrganistationCourse Title
Oct-23The Dog Trainer SchoolAssistance Dog Training for Physical & Mental Health Disability, Injury & Illness
Jun-23Institute of Modern Dog Trainers & Behavourists (IMDTB)Abnormal Repetitive Behaviours in Dogs
Apr-23Butternut Box - Dr Ciara Clarke BSc Hons BVSc MRCVSSuper supplements: Does your dog really need them?
Mar-23Butternut Box - Dr Hannah Capon (MA Vet MB MRCVS)Osteoarthritis: The life sentence for young dogs
Mar-23Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Behaviour Happens for a Reason
Feb-23Butternut Box - Emmanuel BijaouiDogs & Bugs: The role of the gut microbiome in canine nutrition health & disease
Feb-23Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)3 Day Easy Peasy Puppy Instructor
Jan-23Butternut Box - Dr Ciara Clarke BSc Hons BVSc MRCVSPlant-based diets, reviewing the research and increasing confidence
Dec-22Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Breed & Predatory Motor Patterns
Jul-22Institute of Modern Dog Trainers & Behavourists (IMDTB)Dog to Human Aggression
Apr-22Institute of Modern Dog Trainers & Behavourists (IMDTB)Impulse Control Seminar
Mar-22Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)6 Day Advanced Training & Behaviour
Feb-22Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Canine First Aid
Feb-22Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)The Exercises: Foundation to Advanced
Feb-22Institute of Modern Dog Trainers & Behavourists (IMDTB)2 Day Consultation & Follow Up Report
Jan-22Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Level 3 Principles of Dog Training & Behaviour
Jan-22Institute of Modern Dog Trainers & Behavourists (IMDTB)Resource Guarding
Sep-21Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Membership
Jul-21Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)Canine Body Language
Jul-21Institute of Modern Dog Trainers & Behavourists (IMDTB)Behaviour Case Studies TWO
May-21Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)4 Day Practical Instructors Course
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 AcademyPet First Aid & CPR Course