Do you have any dog training qualifications?
Yes, I'm one of only 100 Kennel Club Accredited Instructors ( K.C.A.I.) for companion dog training in the UK. I'm a qualified and experienced teacher and trainer. In January 2019, I completed a weekend behaviourist course specialising in Separation Anxiety with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers & Behaviourists. This is an accredited course recognised by the CPD Standards Office. I’ve studied with the IMDT ( Institute of Modern Dog Training) attending courses there in September 2017, January 2018, April 2018 and a 4 day Practical Instructor Course in August 2018. I passed their trainer assessment to become an accredited member in February 2018. I’ve also studied dog behaviour and training with the A.P.D.T (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) and at the I.A.B.T.C (International Animal Behaviour Training College) where I achieved Level 1 in their Clicker & Target Training course.
What have you achieved with your own dogs?
I’ve owned dogs for the last 20 years. At the moment I have 2 border collies. My dogs have achieved the Kennel Club Good Citizen Gold award for obedience and compete in agility at Championship level. I competed in agility at Crufts in 2015 with one of my dogs, reaching the final, which can be seen here:
What equipment will I need to train my dog?
Your dog will need to wear a flat collar with an identity tag on, no choke collars please. You can use any lead except a flexi lead, these can break and are awkward to use in a class situation.
I strongly recommend your puppy wears a harness for training. If your dog pulls on the lead and is just wearing a collar and lead, he can damage his neck and airways. The link below is the best harness I’ve found and will help train your puppy to walk nicely. Different sizes and colours are available. I have a buy back scheme – I will buy your harness for £10 if your dog grows out of it.
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How much do you charge for your services?
Please contact me if you are interested in any of my services.