Rainbow Dogs... where every dog is an individual
Mike Garner Rainbow Dogs Professional Dog Trainer Brighton Sussex

About Rainbow Dogs

Rainbow Dogs was founded by Mike Garner in London in 2004. I am now based in Brighton & Hove, Sussex.


I have two passions in dog training: Rescue dogs and assistance dogs.

I gained extensive experience with rescue dogs working as a behaviourist, rehomer, assessor, and staff trainer at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

I worked as an advanced trainer of assistance dogs at Canine Partners and currently train assistance dogs for Dog A.I.D.

I assessed the dogs of potential foster carers for Brighton & Hove City Council Fostering Service.

I instructed classes at Hammersmith Dog Training Club in London where I also successfully trained my own dogs from Bronze through to Gold standard of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme.


I have recognised qualifications in human and animal behaviour.

Having a behavioural science degree, BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London helps me understand what is going on at both ends of the lead.

I also achieved an NVQ Level 3 in Animal Care whilst working at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.


I will listen carefully to your needs in order to work out achievable solutions with you.

I am committed to CPD (continuing profession development) and have completed many training courses, workshops, and seminars by leading behaviourists and academics.

I have completed courses in Dog Law and Dog First Aid.

I strongly believe that reward based training is the most effective and ethical training method available and am therefore a proud member of The Pet Professional Guild.

All the services I offer relate to work I have successfully undertaken in the past.

I am Enhanced DBS/CRB checked.


I want you and your dog to enjoy training and to be set up for success!