Over 19 years training dogs professionally Which include:
16 years as a Police Dog Handler working 3 x General Purpose Police Dogs (2 GSD, 1 Malinois) and a Firearms Support Dog.
5 years as an ACPO Accredited Police Dog Instructor for General Purpose Dogs and Drugs, Currency and Firearms Detection Dogs,
8 years as a NASDU approved Security Dog Trainer for Level 2 General Purpose Security Dogs, Level 3 General Purpose Security Dogs, Passive Drugs Detection Dogs, Proactive Drugs Detection Dogs, Pyrotechnic Detection Dogs, Live Person (air scent) Detection Dogs.
Certified through ICOES for canine training and behaviour.
Trainer with The Guild of Dog Trainers.
Competed at 3 x National Police Dog Finals,
6 x Service Dog of the Year Competitions,
8 x Regional Police Dog Trials,
4 x Open Police Dog Competitions,
Judged at a variety of open Working Dog trials.
A guest speaker at an international dog training conference, Written articles for magazines and authored a dog training column in Barnsley Chronicle.
Co-owner of one of the largest dog training companies in the UK and during this time I’ve personally trained over 7500 dogs and their owners helping with a vast array of training and complex behavioural issues and I’ve even trained a support dog for a children’s outdoor activities charity in Rotherham.
Trained and worked dogs for film and TV including; X-Men First Class, Peaky Blinders, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Prey (series 2) , No Offence, Puppy Love, Scott and Bailey, DCI Banks, an award winning short film called Twine with a Sheffield film company and also trained and handled Toto for The Wizard of Oz at The Wombwell Theatre.