Rainbow Dogs

Rainbow Dogs

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Rainbow Dogs locationBrighton, Sussex

(23 Reviews)


Rainbow Dogs was founded by Mike Garner in London in 2004. Having left behind the urban life Rainbow Dogs now operates in Brighton & Hove, Sussex.


Mike has extensive experience with dogs having worked as a behaviourist and rehomer at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and as a trainer of assistance dogs at Canine Partners and Dog A.I.D.

Mike instructed classes at Hammersmith Dog Training Club for eight years. He has successfully trained his own dogs and client's dogs from Bronze through to Gold standard of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme.

Mike assessed the dogs of potential foster carers for Brighton & Hove City Council Fostering Service.


Mike has recognised qualifications in human and animal behaviour having gained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London as well as an NVQ Level 3 in Animal Care whilst working at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.


Mike is committed to CPD (continuing profession development) and has completed various training courses and seminars offered by leading behaviourists and academics.

Mike strongly believes that reward based training is the most effective and ethical training method available.

All the services offered relate to work successfully undertaken in the past.

Mike Garner is Enhanced DBS/CRB checked.

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Rainbow Dogs Reviews

Rainbow Dogs Reviews

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Carol Speakman
5 02/07/2018 Carol Speakman

Excellent service, highly recommended

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Philip Reddaway
5 02/01/2018 Philip Reddaway

I recently bought my puppy a Perfect Fir harness: it arrived very promptly and is an excellent product. I would recommend Rainbow Dogs and will certainly use them again as the service I received was superb.

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Carol White
5 19/12/2017 Carol White

Excellent service. I purchased a Perfect Fit dog harness. Very good product. Item arrived next day. Very happy and would certainly use Rainbow Dogs again and recommend them.

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Rachel Claridge
5 15/11/2017 Rachel Claridge

Mike came to our house when we had behaviour problems with our dog Paddy. He gave us some sound advice which helped us understand Paddy and Paddy understand what we wanted too.

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Gabriel Chan
5 15/11/2017 Gabriel Chan

Mike is the bestest! Without him Mr Darcy and Lord Nelson our two rescue springer spaniels would not be able to lead the lives they do now - lounging in the local cafes and enjoying pub visits, chasing their doggy friends in the local parks, but also roaming the Downs like a proper gun dog and splashing on the beache when the weather permits. Amazing how far they’ve come with Mike’s help from totally shut down and not able to cope with other dogs or human beings to being these cheeky spanners with their own character. Most important of all Mike’s lessons are great fun. Highly recommended.

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Maddy Hamp
5 15/11/2017 Maddy Hamp

Mike is a fantastic trainer, he worked with myself and Jake my German Shepherd to achieve full assistance dog status with the charity DogAID - this involved everything from high levels of obedience on and off lead to teaching Jake the many and varied tasks he needed to support me in the home and in public, Mike can turn his hand to anything and Jake loved it all :) His training is by positive methods only, he's very patient and his results are absolutely fantastic - Jake and I qualified in October and I still can't believe how far we have come since we started training with him. He's also a genuinely lovely person that you feel relaxed and comfortable with from day 1, very very highly reccommended - wish I could give more than 5 stars! :)

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Sarah Evans
5 15/11/2017 Sarah Evans

Mike's knowledge of all things canine is truly amazing. He has helped me with information from afar as sadly I don't live near him to benefit from his one to one hands on work. Wish I did, because my Beagle pup could do with his "Midas touch". I highly recommend Rainbow Dogs.

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Cassia Beck
5 15/11/2017 Cassia Beck

Mike was brilliant! I can't recommend him enough. He trained my whippet puppy in just three sessions. Two years later, people often comment on how well behaved my dog is. His techniques are subtle and calm which is always good for the dog. I now have a lurcher too and I use the same techniques with her.

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Jay Godbold
5 31/01/2017 Jay Godbold

Mike is amazing!

We had the 3 beginner lesson package with Mike with our new addition, a beagle pup. For the first lesson Mike came to our house to see how we were with the pup and how we acted. He picked up straight away on what was needed to be changed. We learnt a lot within the first lesson alone. 2nd and 3rd lessons were outside learning with the short lead as well as a training lead. You could try and learn over YouTube vids and books but Mike is great with the dogs individuality and we have carried on with everything that he has taught us. We will be re-visiting Mike soon for taking our dog skills further and make sure that we haven't fallen into any dodgy habits! :) A pleasure to learn from and Reggie loves him!

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Nicola Jane Wilson
5 Nicola Jane Wilson

I ordered Perfect Fit Harnesses for my two 4 month old Cocker Spaniel puppies and they are fabulous. They are easy to put on and look very comfortable. The rings at the front and back make walking two boisterous pups much easier. I would definitely recommend.

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Stephen Rigby
5 Stephen Rigby

Excellent dog trainer. Brilliant and easy to follow advice!

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Els Boardman
5 Els Boardman

Mike has fantastic knowledge which he evidently shows within his dog training. He has brilliant people skills and fantastic dog training techniques. You can't not warm to mike and he will make a real difference to yours and your dogs life!

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Catherine Williams
5 Catherine Williams

Superb customer care from Rainbow Dogs. I brought a Perfect fit harness for my Yorkipoo. After establishing the correct size wth the help from Mike, I now have a harness that really does what it says...It fits perfectly!!

Review of Rainbow Dogs by David Carson
5 David Carson

Mike has been brilliant with helping our dog Murray with a few areas (separation anxiety, children and walking nicely on the lead). Murray has come on leaps and bounds since the training sessions and is much more confident now. Will definitely be booking some more sessions when we move flat! Thank you! David, Bex & Murray

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Elizabeth Henderson
5 Elizabeth Henderson

Absolutely fantastic service, the harness for my dog was brilliant, and the great thin is parts can be replaced as my dog is small normal shop harnesses do not fit. Excellent advise have recommended to others. Thank you

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Whitworth PaulandJo
5 Whitworth PaulandJo

Such a great service from Rainbow Dogs. Mike answered my many questions very promptly when I was buying a perfect fit harness and I was amazed when it arrived the next day. He then helped with explaining how to adjust it to get the best fit. Thank you - will be using this website again

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Katie Edmonds
5 Katie Edmonds

The rainbow man rocks! He is so patient, kind, and full of empathy - he really helps you to see life through the dogs perspective. We have been lucky enough to have Mike with us for both our dogs ; firstly my beautiful billy, who he helped train from a crackers, irrational puppy, who lept from sofa to sideboard, into a well behaved mummy's special soldier who held up his paw, sat, waited for treats and was a delight to us all. R.IP. Billy x
Now we have the gorgeous cookie who is teeny and sweet, curious yet cautious, so thanks to the rainbow man, we are learning how to look after her and get to know her. Like I said, he rocks...

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Dina Tester
5 Dina Tester

I have 2 dogs,brothers 19 months old called Cooper and Bertie.I found Mike on the internet because I needed help with Cooper whilst out on our walks.From being such a cuddly,loving dog indoors he became the devil incarnate once his lead was put on-people,bikes and especially other dogs,no-one was spared from his barking and growling. With Mikes patience and training walks are now much more pleasurable as I am following the tips and advice that Mike taught me.So thankyou Mike and it's good to know that you're on the end of the phone if I encounter any more problems.

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Dennis Owen
5 Dennis Owen

excellent service , would highly recommend

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Caroline Still
5 Caroline Still

Mike made it easy to find the right size harness for my poodle. I needed one for other people to use when walking him, and it's spot on. Thanks x

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Lisa Jane
5 Lisa Jane

I contacted Mike for help with Tia shortly after i rehomed her as she was showing aggression towards men, trying to herd the traffic, ripping up the house when i went out and various other things which were making it hard to manage with her. Mike has been really great in our six sessions together and really helped to understand her behaviour, particularly the aggression which was my biggest worry. Like anyone struggling with their dog i trawled the internet for ideas and help and spoke to quite a few different people, driving myself a bit mad with all the conflicting ideas, but Mike was the most convincing and packed a lot of helpful information into our sessions, he was really able to fully explain his methods and the logic behind them. I have been using Mike's methods for a while now and there have been no miracles, this stuff takes time but we are definately making progress and it is easier to be consistent when you feel you are on the right track. Mike is a true dog lover and was kind to Tia and kind to me! I am really glad i consulted him and will continue to use all his advice as me and T move forward.

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Charlie Domendziak-Knight
5 Charlie Domendziak-Knight

When we were recommended Rainbow Dogs we were really struggling. We wanted to be able to leave our 7 year old german shepherd with a dog walker for a day or two so we could enjoy time away, but we'd never been able to do so. Mike brought some amazing but simple ideas to us and now we, the dog walker and the dog are all so much more confident together!

Review of Rainbow Dogs by Sarah Parker
5 Sarah Parker

I have been put off harnesses for my Malamute Nuka as they tend to encourage pulling with her breed rather than discourage it, and I just stuck with her head collar but I knew she wasn't happy with it even though most of the time she was good as gold on it. So after finding out about the Perfect Fit Harness I got talking to Mike about them, I decided to try it out, she is now wearing it on her trips around the shops and is already walking much nicer than I could have asked for.
Thankyou Mike

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Rainbow Dogs Location

Shoreham-by-Sea, Brighton, UK

Services provided by Rainbow Dogs

Rainbow Dogs Services

Behaviour Problems


Basic Training / Obedience Training


Puppy Socialising and Training


Selection and Adoption


Rescue Dog Advice


Clicker Training


Deaf Dog Training


Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme


Handling and Grooming


Groundwork Training


Work history from Rainbow Dogs

Work History


Battersea Dogs and Cats Home


Advanced Trainer

Canine Partners


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