This March, Channel 4 is using the world famous dog show Crufts to launch Dogs Behaving Badly, a brand new hour long programme, following the work of a major new dog behaviour expert. GRAEME HALL, ‘The Dogfather’ has over 10 years’ experience helping out of control dogs and their desperate owners. His mantra is simple, “Any Dog, Any Age, Any Problem.”
Tune in to see him tackle Rome – an out of control 71 kilo Great Dane from South Shields who intimidates all in his path, in Weymouth Addie – a jealous Poodle who hates his owner’s boyfriend and attacks him on sight, Gus – an escape artist Labrador who can open any doors and steals food from the oven in Warrington and over in Liverpool, Dexter – a raging Westie and Winston – a battling Bull Dog, who have waged war over territory.
For GRAEME, solving the underlying issues is often as much about dealing with the owners as it is their dogs. Over the course of the programme he has to get a couple to reassess their own relationship and with it the messages they are sending out to their dog, help a nervous owner overcome a crisis of confidence that has her left battered and bruised, and force one family to rethink their entire living situation.
Armed with over 10 years of training, the equivalent of approx. 70 dog years, GRAEME has certainly been put to the test by training over 4,300 dogs (including 1 fox!) of all breeds and sizes as well as their owners. Unusually for a dog trainer, GRAEME didn’t have a dog of his own until his 40’s and came into dog training relatively late in life. However, by getting the problem fixed quickly and getting it right first time, he has gained a unique reputation within his profession. With his specific approach of combining knowledge and understanding, he gets the results the owners want for their dogs. That’s more than knowledge – it’s a feel for dogs.
Dogs Behaving Badly TXs Saturday 11th March at 6.05pm on Channel 4
For more information, please contact: Lucy Plosker at Avalon on 020 7598 7222 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Graeme Hall, The Dogfather
Graeme Hall is one of the UK’s top dog trainers and behaviourists. Based in Warwickshire & Northamptonshire, he will travel anywhere in Britain where there is a dog behaviour problem to fix or expert puppy advice needed. He is a Master Dog Trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers. Graeme is also an accomplished public speaker, having recorded a TEDx talk entitled “Why using dog training techniques to train PEOPLE makes sense”. When he’s not training dogs and dog owners, he’s practicing his dance moves, Strictly-style. Graeme competes in national ballroom and Latin competitions for fun. A Yorkshireman by birth, Graeme lives in rural Warwickshire with Mrs Dogfather and a (well behaved) Rottweiler called Gordon
About Liberty Bell
Liberty Bell Productions, formed in autumn 2002, specialises in the production of television documentaries and features, factual entertainment, current affairs, drama-documentary and youth programming. Productions include: Sugar Free Farm (ITV), Scrappers (BBC One), Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish (Dave), the Grumpy old… series and the Three Men… series (BBC TWO)