Described by The Telegraph in 2017 as ‘Britain’s best dog trainer’, Graeme criss-crosses the country helping dog owners with behavioural problems. He’s worked from Aberdeenshire to the Channel Islands with dogs of all kinds. His motto is ‘Any dog, any age, any problem’.
He’s helped over 5000 dogs (and one fox!) and now graces our screens as the Presenter of Channel 5’s smash hit show Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly. He’s helped celebrities with their pets, writes a monthly column in Countryside Magazine and has appeared on BBC Breakfast and ITV’s This Morning.
Unusually for a dog trainer, Graeme didn’t have a dog of his own until his 40s and he discovered his passion relatively late in life. He worked for Weetabix for 21 years, running factories and learning to get the very best out of people.
When he left the corporate world behind he took 3 months off, drove his Land Rover to the Sahara and a chance comment when he got home led to the birth of www.dogfather.co.uk. Graeme’s fascinating past gives him a different perspective, he is anything but a traditional dog trainer and is now also an accomplished public speaker. In 2016 he recorded a TEDx talk entitled ‘Why using dog training techniques to train PEOPLE makes sense.’
When he’s not training dogs and their owners, you will find him wearing sparkly shirts and practising his dance moves, Strictly-style – Graeme competes in ballroom and Latin dance competitions. A Yorkshireman by birth, Graeme now lives in rural Warwickshire with his wife and their beloved rescue dog Lily.