Neil has trained dogs for film and television, most recently; X-men First Class.
Neil has owned dogs of various breeds for most of his life and always enjoyed the usual aspects of pet dog training. However he began studying canine behaviour in earnest when he began working a German Shepherd Dog, Mac, who had aggressive tendencies.
Neil learned how to read and understand dog behaviour, successfully integrating Mac into his family and working him until retirement. Impressed by Neil’s methods, friends asked him for assistance dealing with their own training and behavioural needs. Word spread and demand for his help grew so much that he decided to offer his services to everyone.
Neil’s professional experience spans over 11 years, during which, he has raised, trained and worked Police Dogs in a number of disciplines; including obedience, agility, protection work, tracking and searching for property and people. He has twice competed at the highest level in the UK National Police Dog trials and also successfully competed, organised and judged at a number of civilian and Service Dog competitions. Neil has trained dogs for film and television, most recently; X-men First Class.
Neil is a Home Office accredited trainer and holds a City and Guilds qualification in teaching. He is a member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers, National Association of Security Dog Users and the British Police and Service Canine Association.
Neil is well respected in Dog care and training circles, with the majority of his referrals coming from veterinary practices and satisfied customers. Neil offers individual consultations and personalised programmes designed to address all kinds of behaviour and training needs, (from pulling on the lead to dog or human aggression and obedience and agility training). Behaviour consultations always begin in the client’s home, with daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.
Group training and socialisation classes for puppies and adult dogs are planned for the near future.
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