"You have liberated me from a lifetime fear. I have had Cognitive Behavioural
Therapy, but it did not come anywhere near close to what happened today. Its hard
to believe that I stroked those dogs"
"I did not think my fear of dogs would be resolved in one training session!
I believe this was possible through the excellent interpersonal skills and
friendliness of the trainers"
"I stroked a Rottweiler!!"
Colin Spender has over 22 years' experience of working and training with dogs. He
is a Master Dog Trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers and a tutor for the Cambridge
Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training, specialising in Dog law and Legislation.
Recognised as a full member of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association and a
member of The British institute of Professional Dog Trainers, Colin also holds a
BA Hons Degree (professional practice) Dog Behaviour, Training and Psychology.
He also has an accredited Higher Diploma in Police Dog Instruction (H.Dip PDI,)
and is a qualified teacher / trainer having obtained his Advanced Certificate in
Education (Adv Cert Ed) Higher Education (HE) Canterbury Christchurch University.
Colin is an Expert witness for dangerous dog legislation, and breed specific dogs,
within his remit as a Dog Legislation Officer (DLO) accredited by the Association
of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
Colin brings a legal aspect to the DogSEE courses and has many years of experience
working with 'Status and Weapon Dogs' and so makes him more than qualified to be
one our tutors on our Responsible Dog Ownership Programmes.