Better call Ben!
Ben is the Founder of the Dog Fitness & Training Centre.
Known for his philosophy of "whatever works", he stresses the importance of training humans prior to attempting to change the behaviour in dogs.
As the creator of our enterprise, he has formed our main values:
Be humble. Be curious. Be competent. Respect instincts. Teach by example, not by judgment. Focus on what you do when you do it. Never blame the dog. If it's is no fun, it's no good.
He has self-taught himself through books, workshops and seminars by scientists and zoologists such as John Bradshaw, Konrad Lorenz, Jane Goodall, Gerald Durrell, James Herriot, Desmond Morris, B.F. Skinner, Jan Fennell and Vilmos Csanyi. He studied evolutionary psychology and ethology, and completed his EU-qualification, license-to--trade dog training course in 2013.
Working with dogs is his passion project. For years he dreamed of opening his own dog school - a goal he achieved after moving to the United Kingdom.
Ben is not a dog behaviourist. His expertise lies in training people new skills - the result of a coaching career of twenty-three years.
His main field of interest is Canine Fitness - creating unity and collaboration between man and his dog through exercise and play.