Introducing Cosford Dog Training
There is no magic to dog training, but there
are very few highly knowledgeable and experienced
trainers offering their services to you and your
dog and an awful lot who know the basics, often
very little more than you know yourself, but are
prepared to take your money and give it a go.
In my case I have been training dogs professionally
for 34 years. You will note, not as a hobby which
I have developed into a business, but as a professionally
trained handler and trainer. In my opinion there
is a significant difference. I began my career
as a young dog handler in the Royal Air Force
Police and ended it as the Senior Instructor at
the Canine Training Squadron of the Defence Animal
Centre; producing handlers and dogs for the RAF,
Army, MOD Police and many other UK and overseas
defence and law enforcement agencies in a wide
range of disciplines.
If you want a professional service - go to a
bona fide professional trainer, but please ensure
you verify the credentials of anyone you employ
and ensure those credentials are credible i.e.
worth the paper they are written on and true.
Would you believe some people tell porkies and
exaggerate their qualifications and experience?
Claiming to be a dog trainer is very easy, being
one certainly isn't.
Very few trainers have the depth of experience
I offer. I am skilled in many techniques
that work extremely effectively, but are progressive.
There is always a danger in sticking with old
methods when a more modern approach may equally
effective and kinder to your dog. Dog training
has evolved greatly since I began and whilst modern
techniques have a great deal to offer, discarding
established, proven techniques is often just as
foolish as remaining stuck in the past.
Training that combines the best of all methods
would appear to be the best way to train our dogs.
The bigger the toolbox the more likely you'll
be to find the right tool and I've been assembling
mine for 30 odd years, whilst Cosford Dogs has
been refining it's training courses since 2000.
Some trainers are good at the physical act of
training a dog, but lack the depth of knowledge
to address the underlying reason for the problem,
so it will resurface later, or just take on a
Others are extremely adept at identifying the
problem, but are not proficient at implementing
the solution, leaving you to go elsewhere.
Find a trainer with ability and a proven record
in both departments. If you are reading
this, you have just found one!
But let's face it anyone can write a catchy line,
so please speak with me directly and discuss the
needs of you and your dog. Maybe try a one
to one session to see if you are happy with what
I have to offer.
At Cosford Dogs you get good technical training
supported by homework and written training material,
providing you and your dog with a positive training
experience. The training is delivered in a professional,
but not a military manner. You will learn both
technique and the theory behind it that leads
to success. Whilst it is hard work my aim
is to make the training enjoyable for you and
especially for your dog, because you are choosing
to attend, Rover isn't. So let's make sure
he's happy whilst learning.