Like many, I grew up with dogs including a labrador, bulldog and the genetically obscure. I started working professionally with dogs in 1976, when I joined the Royal Army Veterinary Corp. For over 10 ½ years I served in areas as diverse as Melton Mowbray, Hong Kong & N. Ireland.
During that time I qualified as a dog handler, riding instructor and veterinary assistant.
For over 21 years I worked as a dog handler in the Metropolitan Police Service. As well as training ‘General Purpose’ Police dogs to find people and/or property by either tracking or searching. I have also trained & worked these dogs in ‘Firearms Recovery’, ‘Firearms Support’ & ‘Human Remains’ detection.
I particularly enjoyed participating in police working trials with my dogs, albeit with a mixed bag of results!
I qualified as a team trainer & since 2003 I have been a Member of the ‘British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers’.
I consider myself primarily as a dog trainer, who may be able to help with some behavioural issues, neither discipline can fully succeed without the other.
” I believe the target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes ART “
I am also a firm believer in keeping my knowledge up to date.
I often use ‘Bunkers Lane Open Spaces’ if you see me, please stop and say hello. The paw icon marks the car park.
OS X (Eastings) 508606
OS Y (Northings) 205988
Nearest Post Code HP3 8LZ
Lat (WGS84) N51:44:31 (51.742080)
Long (WGS84) W0:25:42 (-0.428413)
Nat Grid TL086059 / TL0860605988
Mapcode GBR G6W.LJ7
For more information on the open spaces, please see this article from Barbara Chapman;