I have had a love of dogs and training them from a very young age, growing up with spaniels, labradors and a German shepherd. Following my older brother to local shoots with his working dogs. It was a natural progression for me during my career in the Police Force to apply for the Dog Section. I then spent the majority of my career working with and training the dogs. Whilst on the Section I was an Operational Handler and Trainer. I trained and was deployed with General Purpose Dogs , Search Dogs and Explosive Detection Dogs. I have also worked with firearms support dogs.
I have worked with and trained many different breeds within the Force including , German Shepherds , Belgium Malinois , Dutch Herding Dogs , Labradors , Spaniels , Cocker Spaniels and Border Collies.
I have been deployed during many high profile events and enquiries for example the NATO Summit.
I also competed in Police Dog Trials and assisted in the organisation of them.
During my career as a serving police dog handler I also trained gundogs in my free time, competing in Working Tests, Field Trials and again organised and ran these events as a Field Trial Secretary.
I have always been involved in a number of local and commercial shoots , I currently pick up with a large team of labradors several times per week within the Scottish Hills.
To date I have trained a number of Gundogs for both UK and overseas clients professionally.
For approximately 25 years myself and my wife Claire have run our kennel , Abergwenllan , breeding and training dogs. Since retiring and moving to the beautiful Scottish Border Hills , I have started Abergwenllan Dog Training.
We are currently producing online training bundles that can be purchased as a whole or individual sessions. These videos cover subjects such as, Day to day care and management of your dog, Heel and leadwork, Recall, Obedience training, Gundog training, Search work.Enquire about online courses