Experience: Canine Partners
I worked at Canine Partners in West Sussex as an advanced trainer of assistance dogs.
I trained dogs to assist people with physical disabilities, including people using wheelchairs. I used professional training methods, including clicker training, to train dogs to learn complex tasks.
I then matched dogs with suitable clients and passed on the necessary dog handling skills to clients during intensive training courses.
I gained extensive experience of training dogs of various retrieving breeds:
- Labrador Retrievers
- Golden Retrievers
- Flat coated Retrievers
I was also involved in several media projects at Canine Partners including demonstrations and interviews for TV, Radio and Newspapers:
- Interview (BBC Radio Sussex)
- Training demo (Korean TV)
- Interview / demo (West Sussex County Times)
- Interview / demo (Midhurst and Petworth Observer)
- Training demo (various University film projects)
Mike demonstrating the training of assistance dogs.