Barnet & District Dog Training Club
Kevin McNicholas & Shirley Paine have both been training dogs for over 35 years, initially training their 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, along with Annette Conn, they started running pet dog training classes as it was clear to them that a fresh approach to dog training was needed, with the training class designed around the needs of the average dog owner in London, thus their style of positive reinforcement, ‘hands on’ training methods was born. It was their vision that dogs should enjoy being trained and through positive reinforcement enhance their relationship with their owner. Since the club’s inception many thousands of dogs have passed through the classes, these days many clients return again with their second, third or even fourth puppy!