K9 TRAINING SERVICES
PROUD MEMBER OF THE GUILD OF DOG TRAINERS.
GUILD OF DOG TRAINERS : (MASTER DOG TRAINER)
KCAI (Kennel Club Accredited Instructor)
KENNEL CLUB APPROVED TRAINER
KENNEL CLUB A LIST EXAMINER FOR THE KCGCDS
Residential training, Obedience, Agility, Puppy training, Companion dog training, Behavioural issues, diagnosing & solving various types of aggression issues using different training techniques to suit the dog and not one size fits all training as every dog and its owner are very different.
Distinctions in canine work through various nationally recognised organisations.
Michael is K9 TRAINING SERVICES head trainer with over 20yrs of dog training experience and trains dogs in obedience, tracking & protection and was previously a trainer/instructor for NASDU delivering their General Purpose Security Dog & Handler Level 2 & 3 training courses., this is a nationally recognised GP Security Dog Handling qualification & the awarding body is HABC (Highfields Awarding Body of Compliance).
Michael is also an accredited KCAI (Kennel Club Accredited Instructor).
IADTB Instructor and level 4 Behaviourist
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Michael also assesses dogs for the magistrates courts, these dogs have been seized under the Dangerous dogs Act for one reason or another.
Usually when a dog is seized under the DDA Michael is instructed by the courts or by the solicitors of the client who owns the dog to do an initial assessment which will help the courts make a decision on any subsequent control orders that may be placed on the dog depending on the out come of the assessment among other factors, the assessment is a 30 point assessment done usually at the Police kennels or Police training grounds or sometimes at the discretion of both the courts & police it can be done at our training grounds in Kent.
We can put you in touch with NASDU instructors for your L2 & 3 GP Security Dog Handler Courses.
HABC awarding body of compliance is a nationally recognised qualification for the Professional GP Security Dog Handler.
Course syllabus includes legislation, internal & external search work, control access & egress, powers of arrest, weapon attack, distance control, tracking, protection work, inspection & grooming, Health & Safety are just a small taste of what is covered on the courses to meet National occupational standards (NOS) for a GP Level 2 & 3 Security Dog Handler and the training requirements contained within BS 8517-1:2009.
Drug Detection, Explosives, SIA, First Aider courses arranged also.
Michael also trains agility, puppy training, companion dog training & IGP Schutzhund as well as courses for the KCGCDS & deals with various dog behavioural problems & aggression issues on a one to one basis,
Michael has various qualifications in various canine related sectors ranging from KCAI/City & Guilds/CIDBT/ NASDU/IADTB/KCGCDS to name a few.
Michael having met certain criteria as well as completing a KCGCDS examiners course is also an approved instructor for the Kennel Club GCDS (Good Citizen Dog Scheme) the largest dog training scheme in the UK & is an accredited A list examiner for the KCGCDS.
Michael is also a member of the BIPDT (British Institute of Professional Dog Training) and a founding member of the NRDTB.
Please make sure whoever you trust your beloved dog to they actually have the necessary qualifications and practical experience to begin to understand your dogs mind and its behavior as far to often we see clients and their dogs that come to us that have been messed up with so called dog trainers forcing aggression or using incorrect out dated training methods on the dogs without little thought to the consequences, or mis diagnosing what they are seeing and sending owners away with misguided incorrect information or by telling dog owners to fix a problem you need to use harsher training methods.
Michael says so many times I have been to dog training clubs and left because the trainer does not understand the dogs mind and trains all breeds the same way or far to harshly, dogs are like us in many ways they feel, think, and are different in the varying traits they have to their specific breed.
We train dogs using their natural drives and get results without harsh dog training techniques that have no place in the dog training world and training methods have moved on from what it was 15 or even 10 years ago.
We first ask you what you want to achieve with your dog whether its basic obedience, agility, high level home personal protection work, IGP training, Security Guard Dog training, we then assess you and your dog and tell you what the realistic chances of success with the dog you have are and not just tell you what you want to hear as we don't believe in wasting your time or ours.
If you just want fun dog training or companion dog training at a friendly dog training club thats great just come along get involved and feel part of a club that wants to see you and your dog do well no matter what type of training you decide on or what breed of dog you have.
Michael with one of his dogs a 2 and half yr old female Dobermann who recently gained their IPO2 at the Dutch Nationals and also gained the Dutch Youth Working Champion title of 2017 as well as the 2017 Dutch Female Working champion.
Michael is the first ever UK dog handler and first ever dog that has gained the Dutch Youth Working Champion Title and the Dutch Female Working Champion Title all within a 6 month period a truly fantastic achievement and done it 2 years in a row.
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BH ZTP IPO1 IPO2 IPO3
2017 Dutch Youth Working Champion
2017 Dutch Female Working Champion
2018 Dutch Female Working Champion
Michael is a qualified NASDU level 2 GP Dog Handler and was also an accredited & approved NASDU Instructor/Trainer up until 2018 when he decided to concentrate on his other dog training commitments.
If you need your NASDU Level 2 & 3 General Purpose Security Dog Handler Courses, drug detection, SIA, First Aider courses booked just give us a call to find more information.
We can also put you in touch with NASDU approved trainers we work with for any related security accreditation.
Michael is now concentrating on preparing various dogs for various world championships so has decided to leave NASDU to concentrate on other things so if you require such accreditation we can put you in touch with other instructors we would recommend.
We deliver Pet dog training to Kennel Club, Guild Of Dog Trainers & British Institute Of Pet Dog Trainers guidelines using the most up to date training methods without the harsh training, utilising the dogs drives & traits so its fun for both the handler & dog.
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Michael Mc Cann gaining a trainer award at Crufts awarded by Mr Paul Rawlings the KCAI Board Director
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Michael trains in Schutzhund - IPO or as its now known asIGP and is the UKDA (United Kingdom Dobermann Association) President & Working Dogs Director as well as being the President of the United Kingdom Belgian Shepherd Working Dog Association.
We hold scenario based Security Dog Training which includes crowd control, weapon attack, radio communications, person & building search & more.
We separate pet dog training from security dog training and IGP training so you have the choice of what you would like to do depending on both the dog & handler capabilities.
We will help you keep up to date with all the relevant Legislation including the Dangerous Dog Act 1991 including the new amendments regardless of what type of training you do as its relevant to all dog owners.
UKDA: Michael is the UKDA (United Kingdom Dobermann Association) Working Dogs Director and also the President of the UKBSWDA (United Kingdom Belgian Shepherd Working Dogs Association) and holds working trials throughout the year as well as ZTP.
Check out our Schutzhund / IPO Website if you want this type of training as it is very different to pet dog training IPO requires more dog/handler focus and high drive dogs among many other attributes.
We use the natural drives of the dogs, but few dogs are suitable for IPO Working Trials.
We can put you in touch with recommended working kennels for the right dog.
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K9 TRAINING SERVICES ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT BATTERSEA SERVICE DOG SECTION.
WE NOW WORK CLOSELY WITH MR KEITH PAYNE IN PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE SERVICE DOG TRAINING & OWNERSHIP OF SERVICE DOGS HERE IN THE UK.
WE ARE CURRENTLY TRAINING SEVERAL DOGS FROM BATTERSEA SERVICE DOG SECTION AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY WHAT A PLEASURE TO SEE POTENTIAL SERVICE DOGS THAT ARE NOT AGGRESSIVE AND WOULD BE A WELCOME ADDITION TO ANY SERVICE DOG HANDLER LOOKING TO TAKE ON A WELL BALANCED DOG.
ALL DOGS ARE CHECKED FOR SUITABILITY FOR THE SERVICE SECTOR, ALL POTENTIAL DOG HANDLERS ARE HOME CHECKED FOR SUITABILITY SO DONT BE OFFENDED WHEN EITHER KEITH OR MICHAEL MC CANN FROM LONDON DOG TRAINERS ASK TO HOME CHECK YOU AS WE WANT FOREVER HOMES FOR THESE DOGS.
AS HOPEFULLY YOU WILL BECOME A TEAM AND HANDLER/DOG COMPATIBILITY IS PARAMOUNT TO ENSURE FOREVER HOMES.
There is a misconception that you need to get a dog from a puppy or start training them really young while this is somewhat true Canines can learn at any age just like us humans can so don't be put off training with your dog no matter what age they are.
We have worked with many different breeds and yes indeed some are easier to train than others and one of the most common questions we get asked is which Dog Breed is right for me here K9 TRAINING SERVICES can give you the information that will help you decide which dog is most suited to you & your lifestyle like for instance do you live in the city or the country, do you have children, other dogs, do you live in a house or an apartment etc, there are various things to consider before you even think of getting that cute puppy you saw at the breeders or the dog you are about to rehome from your local rescue centre, puppies won't stay that little for too long and the dog you are about to rehome ask yourself does it have behavioural issues has it aggression issues with other dogs or humans, why was it left at the shelter these are all questions you should ask after all this puppy or adult dog will be with you for a long time to come.
So as you can see there is lots of things to think about before you decide on what Dog Breed is right for you & your family.
Just check out our Dog Breeds page for a little more advice on the different dog breeds that are out there it may just help you decide.
And remember patience is the key in training your dog.
K9 TRAINING SERVICES can assist you in this by coming to your house or if you prefer meet you in your favourite park or place of work and then go through the various routines & techniques London Dog Trainers have acquired through their years of practical and academic experience.
There is no such thing as a bad dog just inexperienced dog owners who may have been given the wrong advice we can all learn something new it's never too late contact london dog trainers we can and will help you and your dogs.
Always treat your dog with the love & respect they deserve because if you do they will return it ten fold and they look to you for direction and guidance.
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