Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour & Training

Ross McCarthy

Ross holds a Masters’ Degree (Professional Practice) in Canine Behaviour & Psychology. He has been working full-time with dogs for over twenty years. He runs the London Dog Behaviour Company which was established in 1999 and operates on Vet Referral from well over 100 Veterinary Practices. He is a full member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers and a Fellow of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association of Great Britain. He is a master trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers and an associate of the British Police & Services Canine Association.

Ross works primarily as a Canine Behaviour Consultant and specialises in obedience training with behaviour case dogs particularly those that display aggression. In addition to his full-time practice, Ross also finds time to contribute to a number of British Pet magazines and Newspapers including ‘Your Dog‘ and the ‘Our Dogs Annual‘ and was a feature writer for ‘Dogs Monthly‘ magazine for over ten years. He has also written for the Telegraph, Independent, Prima Magazine and for ‘Pet People’ (Pet Plan Insurance magazine).

Ross is a founder and specialist dog handler with the Dog Safety Education Executive (DogSEE) which is a successful, independent training organisation specialising in canine safety training. He regularly works with the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Camden Councils as a dog behaviour adviser and has worked with Kent Police Dog School as an independent assessor along with Lewisham and Hertfordshire Councils and many more.

He has also appeared frequently on BBC Radio London and numerous other stations discussing dog related topics. Ross has lectured on three occasions to date at the Kennel Club (Crufts), and been invited to speak at the National Policy Exchange in Central London. He has also worked as an expert witness in court / legal cases under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and the Dogs Act 1871. He was also heavily involved in writing the current Dog Training and Dog Behaviour National Occupational Standards (NOS) with LANTRA.

Ross’s passion has always been ‘real-world training’ for pet dogs, working in London’s Royal Parks and throughout London and the South East. He has trained dogs in multiple competitive disciplines and presently competes and has several titles with his own Rottweilers’ in Working Trials. He has worked with all breeds of dog and lived with a great many too. He presently shares his home with three working Rottweilers and a Pomeranian. All of which have completed their Kennel Club Gold Good Citizen Awards as well as a host of other achievements.

He ran dog training classes for twelve years teaching basic obedience and the good citizen dog scheme although he is best known for the development and success of his Critical Behaviour Classes for aggressive and behaviourally problematic dogs. Although, he no longer runs training classes, he works at various training schools with problematic dogs improving training results.