About Rainbow Dogs
Rainbow Dogs was founded by Mike Garner in London in 2004. I am now based in Brighton & Hove, Sussex and have over 15 years of professional experience.
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 assessed the dogs of potential foster carers for Brighton & Hove City Council Fostering Service.
I have recognised qualifications in human and animal behaviour and use science-based training methods.
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 am committed to CPD (continuing profession development) and have completed many training courses, workshops, and seminars by leading behaviourists and academics.
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.
Rainbow Dogs is all about treating every dog and every owner as an individual.
There is no set structure or 'one size fits all'; every session is taylored to you and your dog's specific needs.
I will listen carefully to your needs in order to work out achievable solutions with you.
The feedback that regularly comes up in my testimonials is "calm and patient".
I want you and your dog to enjoy training and to be set up for success.
I welcome every dog and owner under the rainbow!