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Richard's expertise in dog training spans over 15 years and in 2013 he became the first Accredited Instructor of The Kennel Club Accredited Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI) in West Yorkshire recognised throughout the UK and World Wide as being one of the leading professional bodies for those who provide advice and training in canine behaviour.

He is also an Undergraduate at Hull University on a Bachelor of Science degree, BSc (Hons) in Canine Behaviour & Training, after achieving his Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Canine Behaviour and Training in 2014.  Richard is also a guest lecturer at Bishop Burton College.

In 2015, Richard also achieved his accreditation to become a member of the APDT, cementing Richard's practical skills across a multiple organisation realm.

As a founder and principal trainer of The Suburban Gundog Way, Richard utilises the advantages of Gundog training in suburban environments and incorporates all the advantages of Gundog training to any breed and any owner.

Working with rescue centre's is something that is close to Richard's heart, not only has he rescued a dog (Drake, center of above picture) from the Dogs Trust, having had 5 previous owners, Richard has also worked with many rescue centres across the globe.

With Richard’s combination of force free methods, exceptional practical skills and his scientific approach to behavioural issues, his expertise in the field of canine behaviour and training is internationally recognised and respected by his peers and pet dog owners alike

  • BSc (hons) Canine Behaviour & Training Undergraduate at University of Hull

  • FdSc in Canine Behaviour & Training, Hull University

  • Member of the APDT - Accredited Instructor - Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK

  • Guest lecturer at Bishop Burton College

  • Accredited Instructor of The Kennel Club Accredited Scheme for Instructors

      in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour (KCAI CD)

  • Poster speaker for APDT International Conference

  • Creator of The Suburban Gundog Way

  • The Dogs Trust

  • PDA Rescue Taiwan

  • Moongazer, Jodie Vee's & Bingo USA

  • Worcester Animal Rescue League USA


  • Your Dog Magazine Article

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