Dog training since 1989
The centre was founded and managed by ex-police dog handler Guy Richardson in 1989. Since 2010 the centre has been managed by Craig Richardson, Guy’s son, who worked alongside his Dad since 2004, dealing with 1-2-1 training and group lesson instruction.
Currently Craig delivers all dog behaviour development courses at the centre, as well as conducting expert legal assessments throughout the U.K. Craig specialises in dealing with dogs that suffer from a variety of behavioural and training issues, and has a passion for scent discrimination training, canine social interaction and breed specific traits that impact a dogs natural proneness to exhibiting different ranges of behavioural pronenesses.
Our group training courses are serviced by an experienced team of dog trainers who share a passion for the centre and ensuring all clients achieve their training goals. Our training class manager Pauline Pittaway brought her Red Setter “Rusty” to the centre 16 years ago, with her husband Brian, and both share a love for Setters, Labradors, Schnauzers and all dogs in general!
Pauline and Brian now work at the centre, alongside experience dog trainer and Belgian Malinois enthusiast Vicky Naylor, all of whom are dedicated to providing clients with training courses that will create a positive and everlasting impression on new, and more experienced dog owners.
Over the years we have worked with thousands of dogs, to help owners develop their dogs into well rounded and trained family pets. The recipe for success is the right attitude, knowledge and consistency.
We offer dog owners fixed duration group training courses that focus on the Kennel Club Good Citizen (KCGC) Puppy Foundation, Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.
The KCGC scheme is a well established training standard for pet dogs and owners to work towards – creating structure, goal oriented and well organised lessons, to develop your dog, and you, in a positive and structured way.
Our training methodology focuses on developing your dogs confidence and willingness to perform tasks for reward, alongside using safe and appropriate handling techniques to ensure your dog enjoys their training, is motivated to work with you, yet becomes steady and well mannered.