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Colin has trained dogs and developed methods to improve their behaviour for 30 years. He holds a Masters Degree (Professional Practice) Canine Behaviour & Psychology.
Ex Home Office Police Dog Handler trained. Secretary to the Pet Education Training & Behaviour Council. Colin Tennant is Britain's leading expert in dog and cat behaviour, he has pioneered the psychological approach to solving problem pet behaviour for over 30 years and in front line work.
He frequently appears on television as an pet expert and was the first British practitioner to write comprehensibly on the human and pet psychology/relationships. This knowledge was converted to education videos. He travels throughout the world lecturing on pet behaviour. He has studied Wolf and Dog Behaviour which he has used to great benefit in dog wolf correlations where applicable -
Colin has trained dogs and developed original dog behaviour methods to improve and or manage problem dog behaviour.
Dog Behaviour Centre
In 1981 he set up Britain's first specifically designed Dog and Cat Behaviour Centre in Hertfordshire, he understood that environment and light specifically helped settle fear driven dogs more quickly and set out to design a consultation environment to ameliorate the situation. He has gained much experience with dogs, advising on a diverse range of behavioural problems and showing owners how to gain control. His innovative work includes the time release food through the KFTR -
Criminal & Civil UK Law Expert Witness
Colin is a qualified expert witness to the Law Profession and regularly proffers expert advice in civil and criminal cases relating to Dogs & Cats. He is a expert witness in many cases at Crown Court level and moreover who can write evidence and prepare court documentation to the highest standard and according to the Police & Crown Prosecution Service evidence rules.
The Dangerous Dogs act is the most common reason for others to call upon his skills in Britain, though he works in a variety of criminal law cases like the noise abatements act.
Rapid Response Behaviour Courses
Colin operated, devised, wrote and delivered dog behaviour workshops and was the first in Britain to develop film led psychology including real client case studies discussing common problem dog behaviour and solutions. He noted that most courses in the UK especially in dog behaviour were operated by theorists with little practical skills and virtually no practical workshops because the academic theorist could not manage the very subject they were pontificating about -
Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour & Training
The CIDBT was developed by Ross McCarthy and and Colin Tennant. Colin wrote and developed 12 new pet education courses for the CIDBT, some of which were: Pet Home Sitting & Dog Walking Certificate, National Pet Home Sitting and Dog Walking Certificate, Kennel Management, Care & Business Certificate. Also four level five university modules in dog aggression and general behaviour problems.
Television Appearances as a consultant
BBC News, BBC News channel, BBC 1 -
Pet Consultant in dog training & behaviour to:
Tesco, Pedigree Pet Foods, EMAP Pursuit Publishing, Nature Diet Health Foods, Pet Marketing Product Magazine, The Walt Disney Company, Dorling Kindersley Photographic Work, Various scenarios of dogs doing what they do have been set up by Colin for many magazines and and books. Colin has provided photographs for Dorling Kindersley, Interpet and many magazines. Magazine Contributions Pet Plan -
Dog Books written by Colin
Breaking bad Habits for Dogs Published 2003 in seven languages, 21 days to Train Your Dog Published 2004 in twelve languages, Dog Behaviour & Training Encyclopaedia Published in USA and UK.
DVDs and Videos by Colin
Originally developed with the name Dogs on Film, then with the introduction cats, rodents and fish the name was changed to Bowe Tennant Productions, then in 2000 it was changed to Pets on Film.
Other he has also directed, filmed and produced Internet information films currently on line at the CIDBT web site. He has also made a further twenty six short films for Crufts, EMAP Pursuit. Colin has observed and filmed African wildlife, he’s filmed in Tanzania, South Africa and Kenya over a four year period.The varied wild life filmed includes big cats, the footage of which is now being incorporated into more Pets on Film DVDs.
These DVDs will be used for students to make comparisons between wildlife cats and their domestic counterparts. Colin Has also trained dogs for more than fifty television programmes, he’s been a trainer and advisor in films and commercials for companies including British Airways, General Motors, Epson Computers, Pedigree (Mars), Marks and Spencer, RSPCA -
Canine & Feline Behaviour Association
Colin is the co founder and chairman of the CFBA. He has advised the National Dog Defence League, RSPCA and many dog authorities and charities.
Cheshire Police Dog Section
Colin served in the Cheshire Police Dog Section where he qualified as a dog handler on a Government Home Office approved course. Whilst there he did trials work, search and criminal training and gave lectures.
The Pet Show by Barker Brown
Colin was the behaviourist for the Pet Show at Earls Court in London. He lectured on behaviour and answered questions from the public on dog problems and obedience training. The Pet Show was organised by Barker Brown who also operate the Clothes Show as seen on BBC television.
Human Counselling and Hypnotherapy
Because of the incidents of aggression, pet loss, and similar inter human and dog relationships; Colin studied counselling and hypnotherapy at the UK College of Complimentary Health Studies in London. The hypnotherapy skills he learnt are to assist children who have been attacked by dogs to overcome their phobias and fears.
In his Hertfordshire kennels Colin has bred German Shepherd dogs for many years. During his career beginning in the 1970s, he has also bred Corgis, Border Collies, Great Danes and Irish Wolf Hounds. He also acts as an assessor of breed temperament for prospective clients. Breeds Bred and cared for: GSD, Doberman, Rottweilers, Corgis, Great Danes, Sheep Dogs, Border Collie and Irish Wolf Hounds.
Dog Work Abroad
Lebanon, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Greece, USA, Australia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Spain, Eire and Cyprus.
Dog Working Trials
The British Kennel Club operates working trials and obedience competitions. Colin has competed and qualified at the following Dog Training levels and as authorised by the Kennel Club Rules in the UK. CD Companion Dog, WD Working Dog, UD Utility Dog, TD Tracking Dog, PD Police Inter Trials.
Dog Obedience Competitions
Beginners Novice Obedience Test, A & B Police Trials, Cheshire Constabulary Home Office Police Dog Course