The Way of the Dog Ltd is a provider of professional Expert Witness Services, Behaviour Modification & Management Programmes, and Breed-specific Dog Training. An experienced and knowledgeable consultancy based in Bolton, Lancashire, offering a unique range of qualified and accredited expert services related to dog aggression and dangerous dog legislation. The Way of the Dog Ltd is committed to helping people and dogs enjoy safe and rewarding relationships
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The Way of the Dog Ltd – Dog Expert Witness Services, Behaviour & Training

The Way of the Dog Ltd is a professional dog behaviour consultancy based in Bolton, Lancashire, and is led by Shaun Hesmondhalgh who holds a BSc (Hons) Canine Clinical Behaviour. Shaun is an accomplished and accredited Expert Witness who specialises in working with and assessing dangerous dogs and prohibited dog breeds. Offering a unique range of expert services, across the North West and beyond, that include behaviour modification & management of dogs displaying dysfunctional behaviour in addition to delivering one-to-one breed-specific dog training.

At The Way of the Dog Ltd we understand dogs and their varying views of the world, we are committed to helping people and dogs enjoy safe and rewarding relationships. We are a professional dog behaviour and training consultancy dealing with a wide range of dog training needs and dog behaviour problems. We take an all-encompassing approach to the training, modification, management, and ongoing development of your dog. Always ethical, always thoughtful, always focused on achieving the best outcomes for your dog and your family.

With over 30 years’ professional experience and industry leading UK qualifications, Shaun’s approach combines practical and operational expertise with academia, and, a detailed analysis of your specific dog training needs, behaviours, general well-being, health and environment. We work with dogs and families across the country.

Your dog. Your family. A rewarding relationship. The Way of the Dog.

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What Our Customers Say

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Client Support Forum

Private support forum and development journals.

Case Studies

Some of the dogs and owners we help and support.

The Way of the Dog Articles

Articles written by The Way of the Dog, sharing advice and knowledge on dog behaviour, training and wellbeing.

Want to know more about TWOTD?

At The Way of the Dog, we believe that all members of the dog training and behaviour industry should be transparent about their qualifications, experience, and knowledge so that they 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 Ltd, Shaun and his approach to dog behaviour and training by visiting the pages below. Visit our articles section to read posts about dog training and how to select a dog behaviourist or dog trainer.

Our Philosophy

How does TWOTD differ to other trainers / behaviouralists?

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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