Our Dog Trainers

Decades of dog training and animal handling experience.

Meet our experienced team.

Our wealth of experience and training success record are second to none.  We are experts in dog aggression, bespoke obedience and companion dog training.

Dog Trainers.

Head Dog Trainer Jon Gardner

Jon Gardner

Director / Head Dog Trainer

Jon is our head trainer with over 18,000 documented training hours. He has owned and trained dogs all his life and began his career as a dog handler and trainer in the armed forces, moving on to the prison service. Jon...

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Dog Trainer Ben Newton

Ben Newton

Commercial Director / Dog Trainer

Ben has a highly successful background in sales but is also very adaptable, managing and successfully completing numerous different projects across a broad spectrum of business. He has always had a passion for working breed dogs and it was whilst...

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Residential Manager Jake Smithurst

Jake Smithurst

Residential Manager / Dog Trainer

Jake is our Residential Manager/trainer. He lives on site and is responsible for the care and welfare of the dogs training with us. He is also the lead trainer for the residential training team. Prior to joining Platinum K9, he...

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Residential Dog Trainer Kyran Pitts

Kyran Pitts

Residential Dog Trainer

Kyran has always had an interest in protection dogs and their training. At college he gained Level 2/3 in animal care as a foundation for the vocation he hoped to pursue. It was this interest that led him to contacting...

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Residential Dog Trainer Luke Thompson

Luke Thompson

Residential Dog Trainer

Luke has a considerable background working in SEMH and as a PE Teacher. It was his passion for walking his dog and the outdoors that prompted him to change career paths. “I felt that I needed a change of direction...

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Residential Dog Trainer Jemma Smith

Jemma Smith

Residential Dog Trainer

Jemma has a BSc in Zoo biology and a Level 3 Extended Diploma in animal management. “I have always had a passion for animals but particularly dogs. I’m really interested in behavioural training as I love a challenge. A lot...

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