Barnet & District Dog Training Club
Kevin McNicholas & Shirley Paine have both been training dogs for over 35 years, initially training their own dogs for competitions in working trials, dog obedience and agility, followed by introducing ‘Flyball’ to the UK - a sport their dogs were hugely successful at, both at home and in Europe. In 1988, they started running pet dog training classes with a fresh approach designed training around the needs of the average dog owner in London. Our unique style of positive reinforcement, ‘hands on’ training methods was born, their vision that dogs should enjoy being trained and through positive reinforcement enhance their relationship with their owner. Over the years we have trained many thousands of dogs in our classes, many clients return again with their second, third or even fourth puppy! Kevin is a dog behaviourist and specialises in helping to solve problems with difficult dogs. Check out his reviews on Google they are very impressive. Kevin also assesses dogs for Therapaws a pet therapy program. He is involved in the International Tracking and Search Dogs organisation that trains dogs to locate illegal animal traps in SE Asia. He is the visiting dog behaviourist and dog trainer for the Mayhew Dog’s Home as well as a full time behaviourist and dog trainer with 35 years experience to call on there are not many problems he hasn’t dealt with. Shirley is the puppy training specialist and believes it is very important to help get puppy off to a flying start from the day he arrives in his new home. Preventing problems from occurring is crucial and can be achieved through having a united approach from everyone in the household.