About Me


For as long as I can remember I’ve been an animal lover. I recall seeing a photo of a Wolf when I was 6 and asking my parents for one, I had no idea what it was, just liked the look of it. Surprisingly my parents agreed to get me a German shepherd dog and I was off on my life time love of animals. Since then I’ve had 8 dogs and 3 cats and looked after loads of my friend’s dogs. I don’t use old school harsh dog training, patience and understanding now replace these techniques. My dog training philosophy is simple, my dogs and my client’s dogs are family members and everyone needs to live together in harmony, the humans are the kind loving leaders of the family or pack. All the methods I use are scientific, gentle and effective and are based on the many years of dog training experience of various well respected dog trainers and animal behaviourists from around the globe. My formal dog training and behavioural studies have been with Mic Martin, best known for the TV show “Dog Borstal” – http://www.micmartin.co.uk/ . I have a real passion for dogs and I have full walking and training insurance.






Dan Austen is a dog handler & trainer.
27 Tithe Close, Codicote, Hertfordshire, SG4 8UX