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The Dog Man

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5 (Based on 3 Reviews)

Company Number:

Armthorpe, Registered in England & Wales No. 9421102

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+44 1785 664805

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About The Dog Man

Dog owners are busier than ever today, so if you've never been taught the right dog training skills it's no wonder your family pet misbehaves.

Over just a few 1-2-1 coaching sessions with me, you'll quickly learn the skills and techniques to control your dog with confidence, at home and in public. Meaning a happier owner and indeed, a happier dog (or puppy!).

Just send details about your pet to take the first step.

Learning how to communicate with your dog is the single most important step you can take to fix misbehaviours like:

- Pulling on the lead
- Refusing to sit
- Jumping up
- Not coming back when called
- Too much barking or being overly needy
...and an endless list of weird and wonderful problems that hundreds of dog owners have shared with me over the years, with great results.

You'll gain exclusive access to The Dog Man clientzone, bursting with bespoke tips on communication, nutrition and techniques to boost your dog's progress. Plus, I'm always available by phone for advice and encourage my clients to keep in touch between sessions.

You'll learn to understand what your dog responds to, which makes training more fun - and after all, wasn't fun and companionship the reason you wanted a dog in the first place?

The first step is to send details about your dog online, I'll call you back to hear more and to book your first session of practical, step-by-step dog training.

Dog Training, Residential Dog Training, Fear and Dominant Aggressive Dogs, 1-2-1 Dog Training

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The Dog Man Q&A

What do you love most about your job?

Knowledge is at the heart of what I do
I believe you should never stop learning, especially if it’s a subject you’re passionate about. That’s why you can be confident that I’ll teach you the latest techniques to use at home. Although I have an FdSC in Canine Behaviour and Training, I continue to be a keen student of the way animals think.

What inspired you to start your own business?

They say that dogs are a man’s best friend. I certainly believe they can be – with the right training of course. That’s where The Dog Man can help. Through my 1-2-1 programme, I work alongside owners to develop confidence and practical handling skills.
As a former police dog handler, trainer and ex-military man with more than 20 years of experience, there isn’t much I haven’t seen. I’ve trained dogs for high-profile sieges, arrests and royal events. I’ve loved every minute of a career that’s taken me from Staffordshire Police to The Royal Army Veterinary Corps.
It also made me realise where people often go wrong. Sharing my professional insights and showing how these proven dog training techniques can be applied in the home became an inevitable progression.
My background in canine psychology means I regularly get referred by vets' clinics across the Midlands and I have worked as a re-homing consultant for CAESSR, a national charity which rescues Cocker and English Springer Spaniels.
Then there’s that ‘extra bit’ I give to every dog. Put it down to gut instinct if you like. I suppose it’s why other people refer to me as The Dog Man and why it’s a name that’s stuck!
I love what I do so much, I’ve even developed my own super-premium hypoallergenic dog food. It’s an exciting development for me and builds on everything I’ve learned so far about what makes a contented and healthy pet.
I’ve worked alongside some of the country’s leading pet nutritionists to create an extensive range of nutritionally complete foods that are prepared without wheat and wheat gluten. The result is The Dog Man’s Choice – a great solution for dogs with sensitive tummies and for pooches of all ages and breeds.
So if you are looking for a happy and well-behaved family pet to be proud of, call on The Dog Man. Alternatively, to take a look at my online shop, go to

Why should our clients choose you?

Dog Training with The Dog Man
When the family dog misbehaves or acts 'oddly,' many owners wonder where to begin, or indeed how to solve the problem at all. Simple things like getting your dog to sit, or stop overreacting to other dogs, feels like climbing a mountain with no peak.
Whether your dog presents common or not so common behavioural issues, please don't worry. I can and will guide you to correct this - dogs are actually happier when you take charge. 'Firm, friendly and fair' is my mantra.
All you have to do is:
Be open to ideas
Practise at home
Have persistence
Take action: book your training session today and nip bad behaviour in the bud. You don't need me to tell you: a well behaved dog at home and in public is a joy to be around. Once you have the skills to understand your dog, the stress of keeping him or her under control fades away. And that familiar embarrassment? A thing of the past.
After 18 years experience as a police dog handler, I'm now involved in cutting-edge canine research with local universities. Over the years, I've fine-tuned original training methods that are easy to learn and get excellent results for dog owners, just like you.
As well as professional advice on optimum nutrition , which massively impacts your dog's attitude, your training sessions will include:
Demonstration and clear explanation
Modern techniques that don't cause discomfort for your pet
Outdoor training so your dog is calm and confident in different environments
Friendly support and encouragement - I care about this as much as you do!
Every 1-2-1 training session is tailored around the individual needs of you and your dog.
My clients see the most positive results this way because general classes are usually too generic - 'one size fits all.' In that circumstance, it's no wonder motivation fizzles out - without 1-2-1 support, trying to train your dog is slow and frustrating.
With 1-2-1 attention, you and I will make adjustments that can dramatically improve your dog's attitude and obedience. Just send a few basic details and I'll come right back to you with a plan you can have confidence in.

The Dog Man  Reviews

The Dog Man Reviews

Review of The Dog Man  by Beth Southall
5 14/02/2017

Myself and my partner have had a Chow Chow for over a year now and have continuously been told due to their stubborn nature we will not be able to get them trained off lead. In just two sessions with Craig we already know we have made the right decision in committing to this training and we cannot wait to see results after we are finished. Craig is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, approachable and always ready to give advice when needed. Craig is also very confident in what he does and gets the results he plans to get. Look forward to future sessions with him.

Beth & Joel Stourport-on-Severn

Review of The Dog Man  by Beth Southall
5 06/02/2017

Myself and my partner have had a Chow Chow for over a year now and have continuously been told due to their stubborn nature we will not be able to get them trained off lead. In just two sessions with Craig we already know we have made the right decision in committing to this training and we cannot wait to see results after we are finished. Craig is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, approachable and always ready to give advice when needed. Craig is also very confident in what he does and gets the results he plans to get. Look forward to future sessions with him.

Beth & Joel Stourport-on-Severn

Review of The Dog Man  by Danny Martin
5 18/01/2017

After seeing one of my clients dog who had been trained by Craig, we decided that we wanted his expertise for our new husky puppy. Our puppy Bella was displaying behaviour such as jumping up, nipping, messing in the house and lack of concentration. After just 2 sessions with Craig we cannot believe the difference in Bella's behaviour. She now sits, lays down, walks on a loose lead and is learning new things everyday like returning on command.

Craig is worth every penny, friends of ours have paid twice what we have and have for a behaviourist and have nowhere near the results we have.

Craig is also a lovely guy who is a great support and always willing to help be it night or day.

Danny Martin Wednesbury

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Armthorpe, Holdiford Road,, Tixall, Stafford ST18 0XP, UK

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The Dog Man's Choice - Super Premium Dog Food

CANINE NUTRITION Diet is the cornerstone of a dog’s wellbeing. Providing the right nutritional balance is fundamental to their health, happiness and performance. Over the last 20 years The Dog Man has professionally worked, trained and coached thousands of dogs – developing a unique insight into the importance of high quality food intake. People now widely accept that ‘you are what you eat’. Your dog is exactly the same. Unfortunately the health and well being of our dogs is at threat from their closest friends – their owners. Not deliberately – but through a lack of knowledge and understanding and often through a desire to please. Ultimately we must remember that dogs are domesticated carnivorous mammals. They depend on you for the quality and composition of their food intake. Completely. However, many ‘complete’ dog foods simply fail to provide the necessary nutrition essential for your dog’s health. THE SOLUTION To combat the inconsistency in quality seen across the dog foods available today, The Dog Man now offers his own solution The Dog Man’s Choice – guaranteeing consistent quality and a premium diet to his clients’ and customers’ dogs. The result is: THE DOG MAN’S CHOICE Pioneering Nutrition For Working and Sports Dogs Your dog’s health and happiness depends on you and the food you choose. With this exciting new development, The Dog Man has made that choice easy. Combining Craig’s extensive knowledge with unrivalled mixing expertise, The Dog Man’s Choice provides total peace of mind for owners. The extensive range of super-premium meals are rich in locally sourced meat and highly digestible carbohydrates – providing a nutritionally complete dry food diet that has been formulated to the highest standards. 100% British, the full range is manufactured in Europe’s most advanced and environmentally sustained pet food facility – meeting human food production standards at a BRC Grade B site. The Dog Man also now has full access to expert nutritionists should you have any queries.


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CAESSR - Cocker and English Spaniel Rescue Providing behaviour evaluations and appropriate behaviour modification and training programmes CAESSR is a non profit making Charity that specialises in rescue and the re-homing of stray and unwanted cocker and English spaniels. January 2015 – May 2016 (1 year 5 months) Based in Staffordshire

Programme Co-ordinator for Animal Assisted Therapy Training

European Society for Animal Assisted Therapy Creation and delivery of training programmes for accreditation in Animal Assisted Therapy. The Society aims to promote and standardise the study of the therapeutic, pedagogical and salutogenetic effects of the relationship between humans and animals. January 2014 – September 2014 (9 months) Europe

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Trained a specialist Search and Rescue dog for an RAF Search and Rescue team. Bred and delivered training and follow-up environmental training on dog deployment from Sea King Helicopters, regular assessments and problem solving with specialist RAF teams. 2013 - Royal Air Force Valley Angelsey

Canine Research Project for the Law Enforcement Agencies Dog Systems

Joint research project with the Senior Lecturer in Applied and Environmental Geophysics to expand understanding of the methods dogs use to search. Used infra-red sensors and other monitoring devises to track and monitor the patterns of movement and behavioural traits of various dog breeds, advancing the way dogs are used for Tracking, Search and Rescue. 2010 - Keele University Staffordshire

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