TIM SLADE

The Essex Dog Training Consultant

Tim has over 30 years' experience in training dogs, he joined the police dog section in 1992 and retired in 2016. Over the years he has worked and trained his own dogs operationally, competed in Police dog competitions at a National level, worked and trained all disciplines of Police dogs from passive drugs search, explosive search through to general purpose dogs and progressed through to instructing and running countless courses for new officers and their dogs. 

 He has worked at and advised a number of different Police force dog training departments in addition to assessing licensed operational teams and running numerous courses for all areas of Policework. Tim set up a puppy program within his police service selecting and preparing puppies for later courses in adulthood working with volunteer puppy walkers. When Tim retired from the police he was awarded the Queen Police Medal in the 2017 New Year Honours list for distinguished service in relation to his achievements on the dog section. 

Over the last seven years he has developed his knowledge of all breeds of dogs whilst owning Bushmoor Kennels in Chelmsford, Essex. During this time Tim has continued instructing and training members of the public and developing his knowledge noting that there is always something to learn from every dog and handler you train. 

 Tim is currently studying a behavioral course at the British college of canine studies and continues his professional development. 

Tim has a practical approach to training and problem solving based on years of experience using reward based training and instruction that have been developed over years and has proved effective. Each dog is different and experience in understanding the character of each dog is essential to train effectively. Problem dogs are a particular specialty with numerous methods to hand in targeting specific problem behaviour's dependent on the individual dog's character and response to training.  


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