Guild of Dog Trainers

Guild of Dog Trainers

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

Ross McCarthy

Ross McCarthy

London
Certified Dog Trainer & Behaviour Assessor
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Ross holds a Masters’ Degree (Professional Practice) in Canine Behaviour & Psychology. He has been working full-time with dogs for over twenty years after a short career in Business Management. He runs the London Dog Behaviour Company which was established in 1999 and operates on Vet Referral from well over 100 Veterinary Practices. He is a full member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers and a Fellow of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association of Great Britain. He is a certified dog trainer and behaviour assessor with the Guild of Dog Trainers and an associate of the British Police & Services Canine Association.

In addition to his full-time practice, Ross also finds time to contribute to a number of British Pet magazines and Newspapers including ‘Your Dog’ and the ‘Our Dogs Annual’ and was a feature writer for ‘Dogs Monthly’ magazine for over ten years. He has also written for the Telegraph, Independent, Prima Magazine and for ‘Pet People’ (Pet Plan Insurance magazine). Ross is a founder and specialist dog handler with the Dog Safety Education Executive (DogSEE) which is a successful, independent training organisation specialising in canine safety training. He regularly works with the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Camden Councils as a dog behaviour advisor and has worked with Kent Police Dog School as an independent assessor along with Lewisham and Hertfordshire Councils and many more. He has also appeared frequently on BBC Radio London and numerous other stations discussing dog related topics.

Ross has lectured on three occasions to date at the Kennel Club (Crufts), and been invited to speak at the National Policy Exchange in Central London. He has also worked as an expert witness in court / legal cases under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and the Dogs Act 1871. He was also heavily involved in writing the current Dog Training and Dog Behaviour National Occupational Standards (NOS) with LANTRA.

He has trained dogs in multiple competitive disciplines and presently competes and has several titles with his own Rottweilers’ in Working Trials. He has worked with all breeds of dog and lived with a great many too.