A new approach to training and understanding your dog
Is your dog or puppy badly behaved? Do they chew when you are away from home? Do they take you for a walk? Do they like jumping on your friends and family? Then this could be just what you need. Recently three experts in dog training and behavioural problems decided to pool their resources and form a new approach to helping people understand how to train their dog with expert supervision.
K9 Konnections, Canine Behaviour Management Team consists of, Brian Gallagher MSc a dog psychologist and former search and rescue dog handler with experience of working with over 500 badly behaved dogs. Brian is also a member of The Professional Association of Applied Canine Trainers, The British Institute for Professional Dog Trainers, The Doncaster Chamber of Commerce and is a trustee for the RSPCA. Brian has been running training classes and individual lessons at all levels for three years, and is often called in to advise on "difficult" dogs by vets. Brian has recently signed a contract to write a book about behavioural training with established local author Brian L Porter.
Sue Fryer, also vet recommended, has worked on over 250 dogs in the last 2 years on a one to one basis and got involved in training and competing in Obedience at the Bexley Dog Training Club & Agility at the Dalerose Agility Club in Kent. Sue also helped to train the Blue Peter dog Bonnie with Yvette Fielding in Agility. Sue used one of her own dogs ‘Binker’ for an episode of Crimestoppers and, until recently, instructed, trained and competed in Flyball with the Doncaster Bellestars Flyball Team. Sue has over 20 years experience and is also a member of The Professional Association of Applied Canine Trainers.
Gavin Buck is a British Transport Police Dog handler with ten years experience of working with both police dogs and sport dogs. Gavin has worked with the Dutch and German police dog teams and competes at Vielseitigkeitsprufung fur Gebrauchshunde (Versatility Test for Working Utility Dogs) a dog sport that was developed in Germany in the early 1900s to test whether German Shepherd Dogs exhibit the traits necessary for police-type work. Gavin has also attended numerous seminars and training courses throughout Europe to keep his training up to date, and attended Helper trainer seminars in Europe to teach police dogs and sport dogs to be under control.
Gavin currently works a Rottweiler Female in the sport and hopes that she will be the first female Rottweiler to get to VPG 3, which has not yet been achieved in the UK. Gavin is unusual in his approach to training police dogs and sport dogs and is a firm believer in positive association training and is an expert in clicker training.
K9 Konnections aims are to provide Doncaster with a canine education, therapy, behaviour modification and training techniques courses that are designed specifically for individual dogs and handlers. A six weeks course has been devised by the team that looks at common problems with dogs such as chewing, aggression and lead work, will start at Castle Park on the 20th of July. There are a limited number of places available on the course and access is via enrolment only. Enrolment forms will be available from Castle Park reception on Monday the 13th of July from 9.00 am.
So if your dog is driving you crazy, embarrassing you or just doesn’t seem to understand you, K9 Konnections may be just what you need let the experts guide you through to achieving a calmer, happier companion for life.