Dog Behaviour & 1-2-1 Training

Our Instructors / Dog Trainers

 

About your Instructor: Niall Rimmer

Niall has been working with dogs since he was 14. Working as apprentice to Craig Richardson for 7 years Niall is now an accomplished dog trainer in his own right and specialises in social integration, balanced behaviour encouragement and general obedience training. Niall`s pass bion lies in developing a common sense approach to encouraging dogs to behave in a balanced manner, in his own words “a dog should be happy in its own environment and even more so everywhere else, desensitisation is the priority!”

Specialisms
– Socialisation
– De-sensitisation
– General control and obedience

Booking Options:

1-2-1 Training (1 Session) – Book Now

1-2-1 Training (3 Session Block) – Book Now

 

About your Instructor: Vicky Naylor


Vicky has been involved in dog training all her life. For over 20 years Vicky keenly assisted in her family business developing Greyhounds for racing, this ignited and maintained her passion to develop a dog`s drive and interest for training. Her experience with greyhounds led Vicky into rehabilitation, often she would be given dogs that were highly aggressive that nobody else would take, during this time Vicky rehabilitated dozens of dogs which were then rehomed and lived long and happy lives. Since then Vicky has ventured into pet dog training and working dog training and her passion lies with integrating the two, in her own words “I just want each dog to reach their own unique potential, whether that’s just the basics or more”.

Specialisms
– Dog on dog related aggression
– Basic to Advanced Obedience / Control Training
– Drive development

Booking Options:

Dog Behaviour Assessment (2 hours) – Book Now

1-2-1 Training (1 Session) – Book Now

1-2-1 Training (3 Session Block) – Book Now

 

About your Instructor: Jay Lowe

Jay is a jack of all trades but master of 1….dog training. Jay has worked alongside the U.K`s leading experts for years and honed his skills to become recognised in his own right. Jays passion lies in working his own Belgian Malinois` and is a keen working trial enthusiast, mainly in protection and obedience related disciplines. In more recent years Jay has pursued interests in detection dog training whilst maintaining his passion for protection and obedience training. In his own words “I want people to feel passionate about achieving a high level of training with their dogs, there`s nothing I like more than to see an owner overcome their dogs issues and accelerate their training to the next level …..and beyond!”

Specialisms
– Basic to Advanced Obedience / Control Training
– Dog on dog related aggression
– Dog on human related aggression
– Drive development
– Specialist training – Protection and Obedience

Booking Options:

Dog Behaviour Assessment (2 hours) – Book Now

 

About your Instructor – Craig Richardson

Craig has been training dogs since the age of 5. He has helped rehabilitated hundreds of dogs during his career & strives to promote responsible dog ownership. Below are a few of Craig’s professional accreditations

– Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers
– Member of The Canine & Feline Dog Behaviour Association – A leading association in dog behaviour
– Member of The Dog Training Institute Association
– Dog Behaviour Assessor – Over 300 instructions as an Expert Witness throughout the U.K – Assessing dogs in relation to The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (93), The Guard Dogs Act 1975 and The Animal Welfare Act 2006
– NASDU (National Association of Security Dog Users) – Approved Instructor
– Specialist Dog Training & Care Advisor – Abu Dhabi Police Force
– Detection & Protection Canine Specialist for the training and deployment of dog and handler teams in the security industry
– 17 years professional experience as a pet and security dog trainer and instructor

Below are a few of many issues that Craig deals with on a day to day basis;
– Inter dog related aggression
– Human related dog aggression
– Separation Anxiety
– Re-Directed Aggression
– Anxiety – All the time, random times, specific times
– Possessive Behaviour
– Specialist Training

Craig Richardson has worked as a professional dog handler, trainer, dog behaviourist and dangerous dog`s assessor for 17 years.
His specialist fields are dangerous dogs, prohibited dogs breed conformation, dog behaviour and the welfare of dogs.
He has worked as a professional dog trainer and behaviourist at West Lancs Canine Centre since 2003. This role has been varied from general to advanced dog obedience instruction, Craig is a member of most of the U.K`s leading dog behaviour and training institutions. He has developed his understanding of dog behaviour, dealing with training and many behaviour modification cases over the years. In 2013 Craig was accepted as a full member of The Canine and Feline Behaviour Association. He has been the sole proprietor at West Lancs Canine Centre since 2010.

Booking Options:

Ultimate 1-2-1 Training Program (20 hours) – Book Now