Craig has been training dogs since the age of five. He has helped and rehabilitated hundreds of dogs during his career and strives to promote responsible dog ownership.
Craig’s professional accreditations
- Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers
- Member of The Canine and Feline Dog Behaviour Association – A leading association in dog behaviour
- Member of The Dog Training Institute Association
- Dog Behaviour Assessor – More than 300 instructions as an Expert Witness throughout the UK – 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 and Care Advisor – Abu Dhabi Police Force
- Detection and 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
Dog 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 dogs 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 UK’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.