Hi, my name is Jeff Walton, I run Scallywags Dog Training in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas.
My canine career started in 1988 when I began working with wolves, after six years of studying the wolves' behaviour, this sparked my interest in dogs. Since then I have worked in a dog re-homing/rescue centre, I worked for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People for six years as a trainer and an assessor, assessing up to 200 dogs a year of many different breeds. During this time I completed training courses on canine behaviour and other subjects such as neutering and canine nutrition and many others.
I have been a Scallywags instructor teaching puppies, adult dogs, agility and flyball for 25 years. I am a member of The Association for Force-Free Professionals. We only use modern, positive reward-based training methods.
I love spending quality time with my dogs on a relaxing walk near my home in Oxfordshire. I also love training and competing in agility. I have enjoyed a lot of success over the years with my dogs and have qualified for every major final in the UK and represented England several times in the Nations Cup. I have also been an agility judge since 2006.
My goal is to use my knowledge and experience to help you understand your dog and for your dog to understand you, therefore enjoying a happy partnership throughout your lives together.
More on Scallywags Dog Training
The purpose and aims of the dog training schools are to promote responsible dog ownership and to help dog owners achieve a better understanding of their dogs towards a life of mutual enjoyment.
All training methods used at Scallywags Dog Training are consistent with the principles of kindness and fairness to both clients and their dogs.
We can teach you how to train your dog by understanding your dogs' behaviour and needs.
The size of the classes are kept small to allow more individual attention. You are welcome to come and watch classes at any time.