Specialist Dog Training by The Way of the Dog

Shaun Specialist TrainingHaving served as an operational Service Police Dog Handler, Kennel Manager, and Senior Training Instructor on a variety of Service Police Dog Sections during his 25 years in the RAF, Shaun Hesmondhalgh is able to deliver many forms of specialist dog training.  These include, but are not restricted to, disciplines such as;

  • Protection
  • Open Area Searches
  • Building Searches
  • Operational Tracking
  • Scent Detection

In addition to routinely training dogs for counter terrorist and counter insurgency activities Shaun trained and prepared dog teams for national dog trials successfully winning awards in all disciplines including being presented with the prestigious title of the Provost Marshal’s (RAF) Best Police Dog Section.

Shaun is an approved assessor with the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT) Security Division and is authorised to train and assess dogs for the Security Dog Handlers Accreditation at Level 1 and Level 2.

For more information and a confidential discussion on specialist training for individuals and businesses, please contact us



Want to know more about TWOTD?

At The Way of the Dog, we believe that all members of the dog industry should be open and honest about their qualifications, experience and knowledge to provide current and prospective clients with the information needed to make an informed decision on who they want to handle their dog.

Find out more about The Way of the Dog, Shaun and his approach to dog behaviour and training by visiting the pages below.

Our Philosophy

How does TWOTD differ to other trainers & behaviourists?

About Shaun - In Brief

An introduction from TWOTD's founder

About Shaun - In Depth

Shaun's experience and qualifications

Dog History

Shaun's personal dog owning history

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