Alan Cole – Is an Accredited Kennel Club Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour. Member of the British Institute of Professional
Dog Trainers and the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors. has been involved in dog training and training clubs for the last 53 years. Over those years he has attended over 80 Courses on training, instructing and behaviour. Many of these were with former Met/Police Dog Trainer/Instructor Roy Hunter first as a Course member and later helping to run and plan Courses. Special area of interest: GSD training and behaviour management. Companion Dog Training to advance leavel.
After 36 years of heading up CCEG I have decided that it'stime to pass my lead and collar over to a new pair of hands, so from February Vickie Arkesden will take up the lead with the rest of the family of
Instructors helping her. There will be a little change of name to and a new email
address but a part from that not a lot more.
The decision was far from easy to make but I think for the
reasons I’m doing it I have made the right choices.
I intended to keep this present website going as an ongoing
THANK YOU to all of those who were members of CCEG and a specially my fellow trainers on the Instructors Page for their friendship,
loyalty and willingness to share their skills and knowledge with others, in all
weathers at all times of the year. I hope I helped increase their knowledge
over the years I certainly in the later years learnt more from them then them
CCEG also helped others to further their dog training dreams, there was...
Sally who as a school girl learnt Agility with CCEG and later had her own club and wrote a book on Agility Training.
Peter who went on to run Growlies obedience and Agility Club
Anita who came to gain instructing skills (CCEG also benefited from her behaviour skills before returning to the group she had come from).
Tamsin who went on to open a Doggie Day Care Centre
Martin who opened CCAG, Gail and Cambridge Puppy, Jan and Puppysteps and of course Vickie with CCEG21 some of the names sound close to CCEG? they should we helped them decide on the names!!
share the views of Tom Buckley of the
British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers "The past five decades has also seen the
arrival of the Behaviourists, Psychologists, Counselors, and related talkers, writers,
and listeners. A Degree appears to be de rigueur if
you want to be able to command large fees in any of these specialisms.
Mentioning money, a great deal has been made by some very enterprising people
who have clever marketing techniques to popularise new versions of old
established training aids. They have been interesting years with more books,
magazines, videos and the world-wide web pumping out dog-related information as
if there was no tomorrow. But has it all produced better trainers? I really do
not know. Has it produced any more definitive knowledge of how a dog's mind
works? I doubt it. I must have spoken to hundreds of dogs in my lifetime but
not one of them has spoken to me. Only when one does will I really know that my
interpretations of their actions are correct - not pure surmise...
A big big thank you to all those that trusted us to help train your puppies and dogs
and the messages sent......
'I'm sure you'll visit CCEG, you wont be able to just walk away! Any I wanted to say thank you for all the help, training and guidance you have given'......... J
.......... 'Completely hooked from day 1 ' .....P
'Our dogs achieved what they did because of CCEG and your help and expertise'......M
'End of an era'................T
'You will miss it but they will miss you more' ................C
'So many good times, brought a tear to my eye' ................M
'I do understand your decision but it's very hard to take in' ..........B
'The GSD Boot Camp was a saviour, a proper approach to training' J