About K9 Connection NI & Gary

K9 Connection NI was formed in 2016 and is run by Northern Ireland's first IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) qualified dog trainer/behaviourist, Gary.

K9 Connection NI is based in Ballygowan

I am an experienced, qualified dog trainer & behaviourist who specialises in all aspects of obedience training and dog behaviour issues. With over ten years in the industry and in excess a thousand dogs trained and behavioural cases under my belt, I am still very passionate about helping you live in harmony with your dog. I want to help create a rewarding bond between dog and owner. One that is built on trust and understanding, using positive reinforcement and science based and ethical methods.
Part of my education has been with the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers). The IMDT are the largest dog training education & membership organisation in the world. They have registered learning centres in the UK, Eire, Australia & South Africa.
As a proud member of the IMDT I am bound to a strict code of ethics that guarantees respect for all dogs and owners.
The are checks in place to ensure that I continue to learn and develop my knowledge and skills. The benefit to clients is a reassurance that I have undergone and continued  rigorous and respected assessment process so that I can offer the very best training nd behavioural advice.

Apart from the professional side I am are avid animal lover. When and where I can, I provide help and support to dog rescues in Northern Ireland in the way of training or behaviour.

I have gathered many excellent reviews and testimonials throughout this time which I am very proud of and I work hard to ensure that each client gets an excellent service to uphold that record.