Guild of Dog Trainers

Guild of Dog Trainers

Training Britain's Pet Dogs and Inspiring Dog Owners to Learn

Gavin Buck

Gavin Buck

Yorkshire
Master Dog Trainer
100%

My Name is Gavin Buck and I am 51 years young and am currently a Police Officer here in the UK. I have been involved with dogs since my early years. My first dog was a Cardigan Corgi called Sandy. I have helped work dogs for the Armed Forces and European Police Forces and has been involved in giving seminars on types of systems to train these dogs and am still actively involved with training and educating police trainers and handlers. I have trained and handled numerous police dogs and Sport dogs where I compete in the sport of IGP which was previously called IPO.

I have represented this country numerous times and was the first person in the UK to enter and qualify at an international trial with my female Rottweiler Anja who came joint 9th at the Rottweil Grand-Pre in 2013. I was also the first handler from the UK to qualify at the FCI All Breeds in Germany 2017 with my Rottweiler Drago. I have been UK National Champion with my dog Drago twice. Once at the Rottweiler Nationals gaining best tracking and obedience and we came second in protection. We then did it again at the All Breeds Nationals gaining best tracking, obedience and protection which has never been done before with a Rottweiler in the UK. I have competed at world level 4 times with Drago.

I have worked numerous dogs within the police as an Association of Police Officers handler (ACPO) and have a very good understanding of what is needed as a Personal Protection dog and the law behind this for use of force. I have helped police handlers, security handlers and private customers to achieve their goals and have carried out helper work at Police dog and security trials and ran my own IGP Club for many years. I have attended world renowned trainers and handler seminars across Europe to gather as much knowledge as possible and am very open to learning new ways of training and looking forward to helping owners and handlers achieve their goals.

Post Nominals: Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Dog Handlers Course