Richard Grant; personal biography, 32 years of working with puppies, dogs and their people.
“We are guardians of animals, not their owners”. This sentiment is at the heart of my puppy and dog training philosophy. I am passionate about giving puppies the best possible start in life as well as working with dogs and their guardians to re-balance the dynamics in existing relationships.
One of the greatest joys is when I see clients smile because the simple technique they have successfully implemented has brought about the desired behaviour in their dog. I love knowing that relationships are improved for the dog, not just the human. I take a holistic approach to training and recognise that not all methods suit all dogs. I pride myself on being able to tailor solutions to specific behaviour challenges of individual dogs and people.
I have worked with thousands of people, puppies and dogs since I began training in 1987 and I feel as if I have an extended family of pups, dogs and their guardians all over the UK. I never tire of seeing people who are proud of their happy puppies and dogs.
Organisations and charities.
I provide training, advice and help for clients of a number of Veterinary Practices in London and the South of England. In addition, I work closely when asked by the R.S.P.C.A. as well as dogs and people from other rescue societies and shelters, on a pro bono or a significantly reduced fee basis. In addition to UK based dog charities etc. I have been fortunate in the past to work with the Humane Society of the United States, (H.S.U.S.).
I am a regular contributor on BBC Radio Wiltshire and the BBC across the south of England. I run an annual charity dog agility event, as well as a number of charity dog shows, to raise funds for local villages, schools and organisations.
Qualifications and personal development.
I am a fully qualified member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers one of the United Kingdom’s leading positive reinforcement-based puppy and dog training organisations. I am also a member of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council. I am C.R.B. checked and cleared.
I keep myself updated with new ideas, methods and thinking, by reading, attending seminars and listening carefully to what others have to say. In addition, when possible, I attend animal welfare conferences and various professionally related training and development seminars and courses.
If you have would like to speak with me, please do contact me, Richard Grant 07753 609999. Alternatively, if you’d prefer, please do email me firstname.lastname@example.org