Dog Behaviour Assessments

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.

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Craig talking about basic puppy positions

Craig talking about "Targeting"