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. Recently we have been joined by another experienced dog trainer. Kerry is an enthusiastic and patient dog trainer who is passionate about helping people gain the skills to build a good relationship with their dogs through fun, reward based training. She has experience in puppy training, clicker training, general obedience, Rally Obedience and Heelwork To Music. Kerry owns two Golden Retrievers and has successfully competed in Heelwork To Music, she is currently training and competing with her youngest dog in Competitive Obedience, her dogs are also very much a part of her family life. An experienced and qualified pet dog instructor, International Animal Behaviour Training College Approved Pet Dog Training Advanced Instructor, Associate member of Pet Dog Training Instructors , RCDTBP Signatory. In 1988, we 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 assessed dogs for Therapaws a pet therapy program. He has been 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.