I specialise in rehabilitating dogs that have anxiety, aggression, handling, socialising, recall, and general obedience.
I cover the West Country but welcome enquiries from all over the UK
My name is Ian Cooper and I have been working with dogs for 40 years. I started training with my father when I was about 10 then 30 years ago I worked with a horse whisperer which led me onto transferring the techniques I learned to dogs with behavioural issues.
I communicate with dogs in the same way as they interact with each other and then show you how to use these methods to achieve a happy and harmonious life with your dog.
I train dogs and specialise in working breeds. I also help other trainers to use psychology to help them get the results they require.
Until fairly recently I worked full time for a registered charity rehabilitating all their difficult dogs, working with up to 15 at a time. I have also worked with other rescue centres including the PDSA turning around several no hope dogs and finding them forever homes. I also receive referrals from a number of Vets.
My methods can vary from most other trainers and behaviourists so if you have tried other trainers and were not happy with the results then there may be something I do differently and I will do my best to help you whatever the issue with your dog.
Phone consultations are free as is ongoing advice. I will always be honest with you and if you are not happy then I will not charge you!
MY REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES..
"THERE ARE DOG BEHAVIOURISTS AND DOG BEHAVIOURISTS BUT IAN IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE TRUE ONES."
Nikki S - January 2019
" Cannot say enough good things about Ian.. He always finds time to help and advise you. Has an amazing way with dogs and understands them better than I have ever seen anyone else. There are dog behaviourists and dog behaviourists but Ian is definitely one of the true ones. Wouldn't use anyone else. Very highly recommend. Genuinely cares about the dogs and sorting out 'owner' issues."
" I WISH I HAD FOUND HIM SOONER!'
Cery B - July 2019
" Cant Thank Ian enough for helping with my 1 year old collie Tucker, old Tucker would lunge at dogs , snarl , growl and pull on lead and be boisterous. Sending him to Ian for a week Has helped him and now he a different dog we can enjoy our walks take him places and seeing tucker play with dogs is miracle and he seem alot happier in him self , cant recommend him enough to friends and family , I can say is I wish I found him sooner he has done a fantastic job with Tucker so Thankful that he given the time to work with him, so all I can say is Thank you and will keep updating you on Tucker progress. "