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At the time of writing this I am currently 61 years old and due to constantly working with dogs I would consider myself as fit as a fiddle for my age.

I have been married for 41 years to my wife June and have two grown up children and two young grand children who also keep me on the move.



I was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire and spent a large proportion of my life working in the mines, retiring from Stillingfleet mine in North Yorkshire over 10 years ago where I had worked as an electrical engineer.

My interest in training dogs began over 35 years ago when I began training my own gundogs eventually training them to a standard where I could compete in local, national and international trials.

I currently own 11 dogs but over the years I have owned 44 dogs that I can recall by name. Including Spaniels, Labradors, German Shepherds and Terriers.

I have won over 42 Kennel Club Working Gundog Test Awards (Latest one to be presented at Crufts 2012).

I have won 32 Kennel Club Field Trial Awards.

I have represented the England Gundog Team at international working gundog events.

I am a member of BASC's (British Association of Shooting & Conservation) Gundog Advisory Committee.

However, my knowledge of dogs is not limited purely to gundog breeds and in 2000 I attended Bishop Burton Agricultural College on a HNC course in Canine Behaviour and Training.

I graduated in 2002. This course was a real eye opener for me, it enabled me to begin mixing with some of the UK's top experts in dog training from specialism's as far apart as TV dog trainer, Police Dog Handlers, Dogs For the Disabled and Working Trials Trainers.


It is my firm belief that in the world of dog training you have to be flexible. Some people are tied into only ever training one type of dog or one breed of dog and as such can lack the flexibility and open mindedness to help people with their dogs when things are going wrong.

As a result of completing my HNC in canine behaviour I began training with pet dogs in both general obedience and agility. I have even had a go at heelwork to music (not a pretty sight). But the intricacies of working with different breeds and teaching things such as heelwork to music have taught me to be far more flexible in my approach, not only with pet dogs but also with my gundogs.


When I left my job as an electrical engineer I knew I wanted to be a professional dog trainer and as a result we moved to Poplar Farm between Goole and Holme Upon Spalding Moor, this is a great spot for us as we have our own lake and enough land and outbuildings to keep and train our dogs in comfort. (The farm is secure, exposed to open view and covered by CCTV & We are home 99% of the time).

I run foundation training for young dogs, Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme Training, Group Gundog Training Classes and specialist behaviourism consultations where I am called in to view problems within a dogs home environment and come up with solutions.


 Dog training for pets, puppies and gundogs. My kennels are conveniently located for Goole, Selby, Howden, Gilberdyke, Pocklington, York, Hull & Leeds.