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[17 Oct 2018 | No Comments]

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, to which I was privileged to give oral evidence back in June, today published their report Controlling dangerous dogs, calling for a full-scale review of current dog control legislation and policy to better protect the public, under the banner headline:
Dangerous Dogs legislation fails to protect the public while harming animal welfare  (Their words, not mine)
The inquiry was launched to investigate Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) and wider dog control, amid concerns that the current approach was not protecting the public adequately. The Committee …

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[18 Jan 2018 | 2 Comments]

Last year when we managed to explain to a court that a dog that bit a lady when he was tied up outside a supermarket did not constitute a danger to public safety (we think she accidentally backed him to the end of his lead and then stood on his foot when he couldn’t get out of her way) I Facebooked a plea to people not to leave their dogs tied up outside shops, schools or anywhere else alone, and it sparked some debate. There seems to be a feeling …

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[24 Oct 2017 | No Comments]

David began what he laughingly calls his career in police dog handling in 1981. Things were different then. One day he may write a book about it, but this isn’t it.
This is Major’s book
It is definitely not based on real events or real people. Or real dogs. It is fiction. Definitely. But some of this stuff you just couldn’t make up, could you?
Major is a German Shepherd Dog. Like most police dogs he is arrogant and more than a little self-centred, with a strong sense of natural justice and a …

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[8 Jan 2016 | No Comments]

David is pleased to present a full day seminar based on his popular book “Dogs that Bite and Fight” organised by Astrid Lowe of Enjoy Your Dog events on Friday 19th May 2017 at Dianthus Building, Wishbone Way, Goldsworth Park, Woking, Surrey, GU21 3RT
The problem of dogs biting people and fighting other dogs is getting worse. Every year the NHS dog bite figures increase, court cases for dangerous dogs are at an all-time high, the government is still failing to tackle the issue of “status dogs”, postal and other delivery workers and …

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[11 Sep 2015 | No Comments]

David is pleased to present this full day seminar based on his popular book “Dogs that Bite and Fight” organised by Dog and Bone at Dogs Trust, Manchester Parkway, Denton, Manchester, M34 3SG on Wednesday 22nd February 2017.
The problem of dogs biting people and fighting other dogs is getting worse. Every year the NHS dog bite figures increase, court cases for dangerous dogs are at an all-time high, the government is still failing to tackle the issue of “status dogs”, postal and other delivery workers and assistance dog users are demanding protection, behaviourists’ case-loads …

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[22 Apr 2015 | One Comment]

We are delighted to be able to present this ever popular seminar for the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre at 315 Hamilton Road, Uddingston, Glasgow, G71 7SL on Sunday 16th August 2015 – 10 till 4 pm.
Behaviour and training problems are often directly linked to the expression of normal behaviour patterns of the domestic dog, but what is “normal” domestic dog behaviour? This one day seminar explores the true nature of dogs, how their inherited patterns of behaviour contribute directly to their ability to cope with modern life, why training and behaviour problems develop …

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[22 Feb 2015 | No Comments]

David is pleased to present a seminar based on his popular book “Dogs that Bite and Fight” organised by Tony Cruse and Sally Feldt on Saturday 10th September 2016 at the prestigious Writtle College, Lordship Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RS.
The problem of dogs biting people and fighting other dogs is getting worse. Every year the NHS dog bite figures increase, court cases for dangerous dogs are at an all-time high, the government is still failing to tackle the issue of “status dogs”, postal and other delivery workers and assistance dog …

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[22 Feb 2015 | No Comments]

David is pleased to present this full day seminar based on his popular book “Dogs that Bite and Fight” organised by Adopt A Boxer (Scotland) at Crowwood Golf Course, Garnkirk House, Cumbernauld Rd, Carlston, Glasgow G69 9JF on Saturday 19th March 2016.
The problem of dogs biting people and fighting other dogs is getting worse. Every year the NHS dog bite figures increase, court cases for dangerous dogs are at an all-time high, the government is still failing to tackle the issue of “status dogs”, postal and other delivery workers and assistance dog users are …

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[2 Dec 2014 | No Comments]

Cheshire Dog Training School – Saturday 21st February – The Holistic Nature of Canine Behaviour Problems – Weston Primary School, Runcorn, WA7 4RA,
Contact Ami on 07825 119 188 or Mike on 0777 563 4228, or through their website http://www.cheshiredogschool.com/index.htm
Dog Trainers South West – Saturday 21st March – Predatory Chase – Highampton Village Hall, Okehampton, Devon EX21 5LE.
Contact Viv Last on 01308 485416 (dogsatlast@aol.co.uk) or see Seminars for booking form.
Positive Training for Canines – Saturday 11th April – Dogs that Bite & Fight – Otterbourne Village Hall, Otterbourne, SO21 2ET.
Contact Leah at …

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[20 Oct 2014 | No Comments]

David is pleased to present a seminar based on his popular book “Dogs that Bite and Fight” organised by Hanne Grice to be held at The Nora Grace Hall, Faversham Close, Tring HP23 5BA on Saturday 16th July 2016.
The problem of dogs biting people and fighting other dogs is getting worse. Every year the NHS dog bite figures increase, court cases for dangerous dogs are at an all-time high, the government is still failing to tackle the issue of “status dogs”, postal and other delivery workers and assistance dog users …