Hi all, I'm looking for some professional advice and I am hoping that you can help. I currently run a pet care company and I would like to expand my personal knowledge / skills by becoming a dog trainer. I have several customers that ask for advice with their dogs behaviour and so I feel that anything that helps both me and my customers look after their dogs better, has got to be of benefit. My problem is that there appears to be no real "official" study programe in the UK that I need to follow to become a qualified and recognised trainer. I have found numerous websites offering 2 and 4 day courses, but I do not feel that is anywhere adequate to equip anyone with the knowledge and tools to advise dog owners whose pets display difficult behaviour. I am looking to find a trainer that I can shadow to gain practical experience, but it worries me that some individuals who claim to be a "trainer" or "behaviourist" have no real training themselves. What has been your experiences? All advice welcome.