Tutor Profile

Ross McCarthy

Ross tutors the following courses:

CIDBT 4004 Fundamental Skills in Dog Handling & Training

CIDBT 4004 is a three phase course, phases one and two are Home Study and phase three is a one day workshop which you are expected to attend. .

£345 - 3 Phase Course with Workshop

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CIDBT 4005 Professional Instructor Skills and Management

This course is designed to introduce you to or to further your development as a dog training instructor.

£485 - 3 Phase Course with Workshop

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CIDBT 4014 Practical and Effective Dog Training

A holistic approach to dog training and building a symbiotic relationship.

£455 - 3 Phase Course with Workshop

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CIDBT 4102 Common Canine Behavioural Problems

In this interesting and in-depth module, discover causes and compounding factors of common canine behaviour problems and investigate owners’ lifestyles, ideas and environments; all of which play a part in the development and also the resolution of problem behaviours in the domestic dog..

£495 - 4 Phase Course without Workshop

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CIDBT 4004W Fundamental Skills in Dog Handling & Training

This workshop is a relaxed, fun day covering basic dog handing and dog training techniques.

£195 - 1 Day Workshop

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CIDBT 4005W Professional Instructor Skills and Management

This workshop is a relaxed, fun day covering basic dog handing and dog training techniques.

£225 - 1 Day Workshop

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CIDBT 4014W Practical and Effective Dog Training

An intensive, but relaxed, fun and informative day covering all aspects of level 4 dog training.

£225 - 1 Day Workshop

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CIDBT 5002W Dog on Dog Aggression

This is a two-day workshop looking at dog aggression towards other dogs from a Canine Behaviour Practitioner’s perspective.

£365 - 2 Day Workshop

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CIDBT 5003W Dog on Person Aggression

This is a two-day workshop looking at dog aggression towards people from a Canine Behaviour Practitioner’s perspective.

£365 – 2 Day Workshop

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CIDBT 5002 Advanced Dog on Dog Aggression

Discover the importance of training strategies for eliminating dog on dog aggression in the home or a domestic situation.

£485 - 3 Phase Course with Workshop

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CIDBT 5003 Advanced Dog on Person Aggression

This course is designed to guide you through the complex forms of dog to person aggression in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and, most importantly, to find ways to alter this behaviour.

£485 - 3 Phase Course with Workshop

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CIDBT 5005 Advanced Professional Instructor Skills

This course is focused on raising the bar, ‘upping your game’ and developing a unique, bespoke and amazing product.

£485 - 2 Phase Course with Workshop

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Personal Bio

Ross holds a Masters’ Degree (Professional Practice) in Canine Behaviour & Psychology. He has been working full-time with dogs for over twenty years. He runs the London Dog Behaviour Company which was established in 1999 and operates on Vet Referral from well over 100 Veterinary Practices. He is a full member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers and a Fellow of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association of Great Britain. He is a master trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers and an associate of the British Police & Services Canine Association.

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Ross works primarily as a Canine Behaviour Consultant and specialises in obedience training with behaviour case dogs particularly those that display aggression. In addition to his full-time practice, Ross also finds time to contribute to a number of British Pet magazines and Newspapers including ‘Your Dog‘ and the ‘Our Dogs Annual‘ and was a feature writer for ‘Dogs Monthly‘ magazine for over ten years. He has also written for the Telegraph, Independent, Prima Magazine and for ‘Pet People’ (Pet Plan Insurance magazine).

Ross is a founder and specialist dog handler with the Dog Safety Education Executive (DogSEE) which is a successful, independent training organisation specialising in canine safety training. He regularly works with the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Camden Councils as a dog behaviour adviser and has worked with Kent Police Dog School as an independent assessor along with Lewisham and Hertfordshire Councils and many more.

He has also appeared frequently on BBC Radio London and numerous other stations discussing dog related topics. Ross has lectured on three occasions to date at the Kennel Club (Crufts), and been invited to speak at the National Policy Exchange in Central London. He has also worked as an expert witness in court / legal cases under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and the Dogs Act 1871. He was also heavily involved in writing the current Dog Training and Dog Behaviour National Occupational Standards (NOS) with LANTRA.

Ross’s passion has always been ‘real-world training’ for pet dogs, working in London’s Royal Parks and throughout London and the South East. He has trained dogs in multiple competitive disciplines and presently competes and has several titles with his own Rottweilers’ in Working Trials. He has worked with all breeds of dog and lived with a great many too. He presently shares his home with three working Rottweilers and a Pomeranian. All of which have completed their Kennel Club Gold Good Citizen Awards as well as a host of other achievements.

He ran dog training classes for twelve years teaching basic obedience and the good citizen dog scheme although he is best known for the development and success of his Critical Behaviour Classes for aggressive and behaviourally problematic dogs. Although, he no longer runs training classes, he works at various training schools with problematic dogs improving training results.

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