About Me

Find out about who I am, and what I do.

Gary Mulvaney

Qualifications

  • Working towards BA (Hons) degree in professional practice in Canine Behaviour and psychology with CIBDT through Middlesex University, Modules achieved so far are:

    • CFBA4110: Understanding Canine Care & Behaviour.
    • CFBA4004: Basic Dog Handling and Training Skills
  • Modules 1-6 in Dog behaviour, training and modification with the International Animal Behaviour Training Centre (IABTC) certificated pass in all.
  • Clicker and Target Training IABTC C&T 1
  • Scent work with Talking Dogs S1
  • Dog training instructor’s course with both IABTC and PDTI
  • Emergency First Aider and Canine First Aid trained
  • Member of the kennel Club KCAI scheme working towards accreditation
  • KCAI Good Citizen scheme with Bill and Maureen Bronze, silver and gold standard.

About Gary Mulvaney

Hello my name is Gary Mulvaney and I am a Dog Trainer based in Shevington, Wigan. My family consists of our three dogs, Bill, Maureen (Hungarian wirehaired Vizsla’s) and Joan (working Cocker Spaniel, Joan being a new addition to the family) they are continually helping me understand what living with dogs is all about, using psychology body language and 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 reactive dog Bill with good results. I have taught KCAI Good Citizen Puppy, Bronze, Silver and Gold classes.

I am currently studying dog behaviour, training and modification with the International Animal Behaviour Training Centre (IABTC) along with a BA (Hons) degree in Canine Behaviour and Training with CIBDT, a pet dog training instructor’s course with both IABTC and PDTI which are ongoing, clicker training and scent work giving me different aspects of training to draw from. I am a recent member of the North West Working Trials Society; this is an aspect I am also becoming interested in as well as positively trained gundog work.

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 held by Victoria Stilwell, John Rogerson, Ian Dunbar and Angela White on various aspects of current dog training techniques/thoughts/methods and a Dog Law seminar with Trever Cooper.

If you would like to contact me you can call me on 07754 003 021.