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Damian is passionate about all aspects of dog behaviour and dog training. His fascination began at an early age and in 1998 he started work at Guide Dogs for the Blind and his breadth of knowledge and understanding has grown from there. Damian spent 17 years with Guide Dogs working across the charity in various departments working from the early stages of Guide Dog puppy training through to Guide Dog Mobility Instructor expertly matching the correct dog with the correct client and their needs. He furthered his knowledge by completing a HEDip in Canine Assistance Studies and a C&G Guide Dog Trainer qualification. Damian has since worked with other assistance dog charities and trained several dogs for clients with Autistic children.
His further interest in dog behaviour led him to complete a Diploma in Canine Assistance studies and is now accredited to the Canine and Feline Behavioural Association (CFBA). In 2008 set up his own Dog Behaviour and Training Services business and has since formed excellent working relationships with a large number of Veterinary Practices across Cheshire and Manchester which demonstrates the respect and confidence industry professionals have in his advice. He is also recognised as a Master Trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers.
Damian is a reward based but balanced dog trainer, who believes that dogs must be trained with the motivation of play, praise and food rewards, but not without consequences in their learning and clear boundaries from the outset. He tailors his training approach to breed temperament and the owner.
Damian works with his team of trainers from our training school on Moor Lane, Wilmslow where we have 3 fully enclosed 1 acre training paddocks providing a safe environment for all aspects of training. He also has a fully trained team of ‘stooge’ dogs which he will incorporate into the sessions if needed.
Damian also trains various working gundogs and we breed and train our own to competition standard.