Russell Becque FAMCBT, KCAI, BehA, ObA, CdA
Expert Canine Behaviour Consultant and Dog Training Instructor.
Russell is widely regarded as one of the UK’s Top Canine Behaviour and Training Experts, he has the coveted KCAI (Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour) qualification in no less than THREE different Disciplines ALL AT ADVANCED LEVEL, Behavioural Training, Competitive Obedience and also Companion Dog Training, he was a finalist in the KCAI Trainer of the year 2015.
Russell has been training his own dogs for Competition Obedience since 1981 and has been Instructing Obedience Dog Training Classes since 1983. He has trained his own dogs to compete at Championship level in obedience competition, running his own Dog Training Clubs as well as taking classes at other clubs. Advising and curing many social, behavioural, aggressive and training problems in dogs over the years has given him a wealth of experience and knowledge in this field. He is the first to admit however, that he is always still learning and is constantly striving to develop and learn new methods and techniques. Russell is also a regular Fully Qualified Kennel Club Championship Class ‘C’ Obedience Show Judge and was very proud to have been honoured by The Kennel Club, to Judge The Y.K.C. Obedience Finals at Crufts Dog Show in 2013 and again at Crufts in 2016 judging The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Special Pre-Beginner Stakes Final.
Russell is a devout dog lover through and through, his methods are based entirely on building confidence and ‘the want to do it factor’ in the dog. Russell is currently taking classes at The Academy of Modern Canine Behaviour and Training, Portsmouth Branch as well as seeing clients whose dogs have behaviour issues at the centre but mainly in their own homes countrywide.
Russell can be seen and is a valued trainer on televisions ‘The Underdog Show’.
Although very discreet, trustworthy and not a name dropper, among his clients are Prominent Celebrities, Top Business People as well as a Lord and Lady!
Russell is regularly asked by Barristers, Solicitors and Insurance Companies to perform behaviour assessments and reports on dogs accused of behaviour issues and their owners are therefore subject to Legal Action, he also performs assessments and compiles full Court reports on Dog owners accused of having an out of control or dangerous dog and are also subjects of legal and/or court action. He has appeared in court in defence of many wrongly accused dogs in recent years, in one prominent case in 2012 was praised by the Judge for his informative, honest and in depth testimony which greatly contributed to a dog owner wrongly accused of having an aggressive and out of control dog being found not guilty and no action taken against owner or dog.