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Colin Spender has been involved with training dogs professionally for twenty years. He is a Home office Qualified & accredited Police dog Instructor (H.Dip PDI). Colin is still training dogs as force dog training instructor for Dorset Police.

He holds the Advanced Certificate in Education (Adv Cert Ed) with Canterbury Christchurch University and he is an expert witness in Dangerous Dogs Legislation. Colin is closely involved with the Police puppy programme caring for and bringing on puppies alongside an operational working Police dog. he has worked successfully a number of general purpose police dogs as well as dual trained narcotics dogs and specialist narcotics detection dogs.

Colin is a dog assessor and puppy walker for the force, bringing on the puppies and sometimes gift dogs, training them to the required standard to be able to complete the initial police dog course.

He is currently completing a BA (hons.) Degree with the CIDBT in association with Middlesex University in Canine Behaviour, Psychology and Training. Colin spends a good deal of his time helping owners to overcome behavioural problems and help them to obtain a better relationship with their dogs with training advice and guidance. Using his knowledge base and as importantly hands on experience He is able to help modify undesired behaviours from their dogs, help educate owners to better understand and read their dogs on a dog to dog communicative basis, enabling the dogs and owners to rehabilitate themselves for a more peacefully life together.

Colin tutors the following module

CIDBT 4107 Dogs and the Law

CIDBT 5006 Dogs and the Law - Advanced

Colin Spender

Colin Spender