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Dog Training

PetAndrew started his career with dogs aged 12 working for Game Keepers assisting in their kennels and training of gundogs.

In 1998, aged 18, Andrew first worked at Woodborough before going on to University.

His work in Law Enforcement brought him into contact with working dogs and in 2005 Andrew became a dog handler.

Andrew enjoyed training in IPO qualifying two dogs.

Andrew re-joined Woodborough in 2010 while still being an operational front line handler.

In 2013 Andrew became the youngest ever instructor with NASDU qualified to train General Purpose level 3 Dog Teams.

Andrew and his dog Gemini received a Bravery Award in 2016 for tackling a knifeman whilst off duty.

2017 saw Andrew become the first British handler to ever compete n the NVBK, considered one of the most challenging of all dog sports.

2018 has been a great year with Andrew and Dion competing in NVBk in Belgium, hosting Somerset Global ring’s first trial at the kennels.

Andrew placed 2nd with his Malinoi, Ka,i in puppy class at the world famous Defend and Pursue security trials and being the k9 Hunter team for the 2019 series of the TV show Hunted filmed in June 2018.


All breeds welcome for one to one training with our instructors, Andrew, and Dion.

Training sessions are an hour in length at £25 per session.


Dion started training of police dogs age 15 at Woodborough. He has had great success training his dogs to licensing standard for the Services. Dion has a special passion for Germans Shepherds and Staffordshire Bull Terriers. He is also a trainer with Frome K9.


Whether its walking to heel, reliable recall around distractions or helping nervous dogs, we have the experience and ability to help.


Please call or pop in to discuss your pets training requirements.



Security Dog Handling

Woodborough Kennels is a NASDU (National Association of Professional Dog Users) inspected training centre. Andrew is a qualified NASDU instructor providing HABC Level 2 & 3 Awards for a General Purpose Security Dog Handler and Safe Handling Courses.


Woodborough Kennels have the facilities and expertise to provide training to operational security handlers (meeting NASDU and BS5717 requirements), Protection sport handlers and private protection dog owners.

Nasdu Level 2 £600

Nasdu Level 3 £1200

Discounts available for block bookings.




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