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I'm a practitioner, not a preacher.

They say that dogs are a man’s best friend. I certainly believe they can be – with the right training and experience of course.

That’s where The Dog Man® can help with Professional positive reward based dog training

Through my 1-2-1 positive reward based programme, I work alongside owners to develop confidence and practical handling skills.

As a former Home Office-approved police dog handler, trainer and ex-military man with more than 20 years of experience, there isn’t much I haven’t seen.

I’ve trained dogs for high-profile sieges, arrests and royal events. I’ve loved every minute of a journey that’s taken me from Staffordshire Police to The Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

It also made me realise where people often go wrong. Sharing my professional insights and showing how modern upto date proven praise and reward based dog training techniques can be applied in the home became an inevitable progression in my career.

Knowledge is at the heart of what I do

I believe you should never stop learning, especially if it’s a subject you’re passionate about.

That’s why you can be confident that I’ll teach you the latest postive training techniques to use at home.

Although I have an FdSC in Canine Behaviour and Training, I continue to be a keen student of the way animals think.

I am invited to lecture in nearby colleges and have been involved in a ground-breaking study into search dogs, which has been used to help law enforcement agencies train dogs in a ultra positive and modern way.

I help people build better relationships with their dogs

My background in canine psychology means I work along side Veterinary Practices within Staffordshire and neighbouring Counties as well as a re-homing consultant for CAESSR, a national charity which rescues Cocker and English Springer Spaniels.

The therapeutic effect of a healthy relationship between humans and animals has been long documented.

I’ve seen it first-hand and it’s a reason why I’m honoured to have been appointed the UK Programme Co-ordinator of Animal Assisted Therapy Training for the European Society for Animal Assisted Therapy (ESAAT) where clicker training and other associated praise and reward methods were used.

I’m friendly and approachable

I enjoy what I do so much, I’ve even developed my own premium dog food The Dog Man's Choice. It’s an exciting development for me and builds on everything I’ve learned so far about what makes a contented and healthy pet.

Then there’s that ‘extra bit’ I give to every dog. Put it down to gut instinct if you like. I suppose it’s why other people refer to me as The Dog Man® and why it’s a name that’s stuck. I’m told it’s how I achieve great results.

I understand how an animal learns, whether it’s a Great Dane or a Chihuahua.

So if you are looking for a happy and well-behaved family pet to be proud of, and want to train the positive reward based way then call on The Dog Man ®




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