Dog Training

Welcome to the Dog training section of our site.

My name is Terry Collinson and it’s always been a passion of mine to work with and train dogs. I have recently retired from Essex Police and my last 16 years were spent on the Dog Unit. As well as being an operational dog handler I had a keen interest in the Force Dog trial competition, which I won in 2006. I also represented the Force at both Regional and National level.

In 2010 I qualified as a full time dog instructor/trainer and became responsible for the day-to-day training of the police general-purpose dogs (Mainly German Shepherds), initial dog/handler courses and relicensing courses.

After completing several initial courses I further qualified as specialist search dog instructor. During the latter part of my career as a trainer/instructor I was heavily involved in the breeding program and successfully nurtured and trained several of the Forces pups through the puppy program until they passed out as fully operational police dogs.

My aim is to make the training environment for you and your dog a pleasurable experience. The sessions are bespoke and planned around your training requirements. My ethos is to build a solid foundation in all aspects of training using positive and no confrontational methods. At the end of the day if your dog isn’t enjoying what he or she is doing then he or she isn’t likely to be responsive.

I offer a complete service from basic puppy exercises; recall training, and obedience etc. to the more advanced training for competitions.

Whilst your dog is in public view it’s behavior is a reflection on you. I can help with all aspects of canine behaviour and teach you to understand how and why your dog reacts in certain ways in different situations.

All the lessons are on a one to one basis giving you my undivided attention for the full hour. On completion of the session I will produce a written report that will aid in your ability to continue to train your dog until the following session.

I look forward to meeting you and your dog.

– Terry 07931 115231

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