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Hello my name is Gary Mulvaney and I am a Dog Trainer based in Shevington, Wigan in the North West. My family consists of Maureen (Hungarian wirehaired Vizsla’s) and Joan (working Cocker) they are continually helping me understand what living with dogs is all about, using psychology body language a nd connection using emotions. My dogs are my best friends and would tell you that themselves (I am sure!)
Frustration, anger and generally being fed up with not understanding each other are common in relationships with our dogs. Getting back to and identifying good communication between the partnership is what it is all about. Finding ways to do this is the key.
My training ethics are to be practical with an everyday approach to dog training with kindness and understanding of individual dogs and owner’s needs. For me this has to be enjoyable for both parties as the short-term effort in training equals long term gains that will lead to a more harmonious relationship.
Having trained my dogs from puppies into adulthood to a good standard and in doing so creating a bond of understanding between us, I believe this to be an excellent grounding for day-to-day activities at home and out and about, also giving an really useful foundations for other types of training. Mine have dabbled in Rally, Agility and positive approach gundog work on dummies; they will continue to do so. The training never stops!
I have used clicker training (which my wife describes as magic!) to train and calm my very first working breed reactive dog Bill (with good results). I teach KCAI Good Citizen Puppy, Bronze, Silver and Gold classes and gone through the courses with my own dogs
I have studied dog behaviour, training and modification with the International Animal Behaviour Training Centre (IABTC) along with Canine Behaviour and Training with CIBDT, multiple pet dog training instructor’s course with both IABTC and PDTI, clicker training and scent work giving me different aspects of training to draw from. I am also interested in as well as trained gundog work. To this end I have completed the Pet Gundog Instructors Course APGI with Lez Graham and received instructor accreditation.
I am a member of the kennel Club KCAI scheme working towards accreditation, emergency First Aider and Canine First Aid trained.
I have attended Seminars, workshops/courses held by Lez Graham, John Rogerson, Ian Dunbar, Angela White and Victoria Stilwell on various aspects of different dog training techniques/thoughts/methods and a Dog Law seminar with Trever Cooper.