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DHK Approved Dog Trainers are forward thinking, professional, highly skilled dog trainers based all over the country who run their own successful dog training businesses.

Each DHK Approved Dog Trainer will have years of experience training and working with all breeds of dogs. The vast majority of our DHK Approved Dog Trainers are members of force free positive dog training associations and as such, have had their training assessed by an independent training body. Some of our DHK Approved Dog Trainers will also be highly qualified canine behaviourists. All DHK Approved Dog Trainers will be clicker trainers, huge advocates of harnesses for dogs, and care very deeply about the welfare and wellbeing of all dogs. All Approved DHK Trainers will have undertaken a course(s) at the DHK HQ and have been individually assessed, to become part of our highly accomplished dog training family.

Most of our DHK Approved Trainers will be a full member of at least one of the following dog training associations:-

  • The Association of Pet Dog Trainers – A.P.D.T.
  • The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers – I.M.D.T.
  • Gwen Bailey’s Puppy School
  • Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training – V.S.P.D.T.
  • International Companion Animal Network – ICAN
  • The Animal Behaviour Training Council – A.B.T.C.

DHK Support Dog Trainers

These are dog trainers who have not been dog training for 5 years, but have amazing experience and knowledge of working with and helping dogs. As such we feel that experience with dogs is also worth its weight in gold. Each of our Support Dog Trainers will meet the criteria of our Approved Dog Trainers as stated above.

Level One – Approved Trainer and Support Trainer

Will be able to help with all training for the DHK Puppy Training Programme and help prepare both dog and owner for their DHK Entry Test. Dog Training will be provided during the year both as a class course(s) and on a one-one basis. They will be a School Dog’s ‘go to’ trainer to help with all general training queries in the first year, especially when the School Dog is a puppy!

Level Two – Approved Trainers only

Will provide all training a level one trainer provides, as well as being there to provide help, training and advice for each Trainee School Dog Team during the two year DHK School Dog Training Programme. They will be eligible to provide one-one training to help a DHK Trainee School Dog prepare for each of the 6 assessments during the two year programme.



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