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Mike Garner Rainbow Dogs Battersea dogs and Cats Home Trainer Brighton Hove

Experience: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

I worked at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home for eight years as a dog behaviourist and rehomer.

This included performing comprehensive temperament assessments, training and behaviour modification, and rehoming.

I also developed and facilitated behavioural and rehoming staff training at Battersea.

During my time at Battersea I worked with thousands of dogs from an enormous range of breeds, ages, sizes, temperaments, training needs and behaviour problems.


I gave behavioural and rehoming advice at various events whilst working at Battersea including:

  • Crufts
  • Discover Dogs
  • Wag & Bone Show
  • Royal Windsor Horse Show
  • Ideal Home Show
  • Pride - London
  • South of England Show
  • Hertfordshire County Show
  • Surrey County Show
  • Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Reunions
  • Battersea at Old Windsor Open Days


I was involved in several media projects at Battersea including various TV shows and internal information videos:

  • Animal Rescue Live (BBC1)
  • Pet Rescue (Channel 4)
  • Christmas Day Rehoming Appeal (QVC)
  • Battersea Information Video 'A Dog's Story'

Mike as animal welfare assistant 'Peter' in 'A Dog's Story' narrated by John Simm.

Watch in Youtube