Unlike other professions, dog training is unregulated. When looking for an expert to entrust with your dogs’ needs, it is important to research both their skills and knowledge. With the myriad of different organisations and the plethora of courses to become a dog trainer, choosing the right person can be a minefield for the pet owner. When working particularly with dogs who have an aggressive nature, those calling themselves “Behaviourists” should have a relevant degree in Animal Behaviour. Animal Behaviour and learning theory is a science. Punitive and aversive training methods, using fear and force, will exacerbate problems. Our aim at Pawfection is to help owners build a relationship with their dog based on trust. We can teach you the skills and give you an understanding of how dogs learn and what motivates your pooches behaviour.
Kevin Geraghty is an independent Canine Behaviour and training consultant. His background and experience stems from a rescue environment, caring and working with dogs with behavioural issues and particularly those with a fearful and nervous disposition. Kevin has graduated from the University of Hull with a BSc Hons in Canine Behaviour and Training. This is one of the leading accredited courses in the UK, requiring an extensive five years of study covering the latest up to date scientific research and principles of behaviour learning theory. He is also a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild and regularly attends training and behaviour seminars held by leading animal behaviour scientists.
I recently had a one on one training session with Pawfection Training and Behaviour. Kevin came out to visit me and my 6 year old beagle Manny who was having some behavioural issues with other dogs, he spent time talking with me about my concerns and we then took Manny out for a long walk, during the walk Kevin assessed her behaviour and explained why she was acting in that way. He gave me some really good tips on how to help with the issue and even wrote out a detailed training plan which he later emailed to me. I have been following his plan for a few weeks now and think that it has helped Manny a great deal, she is happier and less anxious when out on walks and I am more relaxed having her around other dogs. I would definitely recommend Pawfection Dog Training I had a great experience with them.
Kevin is a great trainer, calm and patient with all dogs, he is clear and concise with all the training so it’s easy to follow and understand. I attended his classes in Kimmage and thoroughly enjoyed them. We have 2 dogs, Pearl and Arthur, they are different breeds, have different personalities and one is deaf yet they both learnt so many new things each week in the classes and with some training at home. I would highly recommend Kevin! Thank you.
Kevin has worked wonders with my Cockerpoo Holly and I would recommend him to anyone.
A Fantastic trainer, we have seen huge improvements from our one to one sessions with Kevin. He has a very calm and relaxed demeanour which our Labrador Maxwell instantly connected with. Training was made simple and was enjoyable for us and our Dog.
I got Bailey from rescue, because of her background she can be very shy and wary of people and other dogs. Kevin was instrumental in giving me the skills to reduce and overcome her anxiety which has made both our lives so much easier. Cannot recommend Kevin highly enough – and would recommend him to anyone who has dogs with behavioural issues.