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Richard's expertise in dog training spans nearly 20 years and in 2013 he became the first Accredited instructor of
The Kennel Club Accredited Scheme for instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI) in West Yorkshire. Recognised throughout the UK and World Wide as being one of the leading professional bodies for those who provide advice and training in canine behaviour.

He is also a graduate of Hull University on a Bachelor of Science degree BSc (Hons) in Canine Behaviour & Training, after achieving his Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Canine Beahviour and Training in 2014.  Richard is also a guest lecturer at Bishop Burton College.
In 2015, Richard achieved his accreditation to become a member of the APDT, cementing Richard's practical skills across a multiple of organisation realms.

As a founder and principle trainer of The Suburban Gundog Way, Richard utilises the advantages of Gundog training in suburban environments and incorporates all the advantages of Gundog training to any breed and any owners.

Working with rescue centres is something that is close to Richard's heart, not only has he rescued a dog from having had 5 previous owners, Richard has also worked with many rescue centres across the globe.

With Richard's combination of force free methods, exceptional practical skills and his scientific approach to behavioural issues, his expertise in the field of canine behaviour and training is internationally recognised and respected by his peers and pet dog owners alike.

  • BSc Hons Canine Behaviour & Training University of Hull

  • FdSc in Canine Behaviour & Training  University of Hull

  • Member of the APDT - Accedited Instructor - Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK

  • Guest Lecture at Bishop Burton College.

  • Accredited Instructor of The Kennel Club Accredited Scheme for Instructors in Dog training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI)

  • Poster speaker for APDT international Conference (Spokane, Washington, USA)

  • Creator of the Suburban Gundog Way

  • Moongazer, Jodie Vee's & Bingo - Dog Training organisations.

  • The Dogs Trust & RSPCA

  • Worcester Animal Rescue League & Human Society Illinois USA,

  • PDA Rescue Taiwan

  • Your Dog Magazine

  • Assistant Instructor with John Rogerson - UK 2011 & India 2012

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