About James Reavil

James Reavil
James with four of his dogs

James Reavil has had an interest in dogs since a young child.

James has owned a variety of different breeds including Basenji’s, German shepherds, Labrador retrievers, German shorthaired pointers, Hungarian Vizslas and English Springer Spaniels to name a few. He also breeds Hungarian Vizslas and English Springer Spaniels.

James is experienced in dogs regardless of size.

James has spent several years studying with The Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training in a variety of subjects from common behavioural problems such as separation anxiety, pulling on the lead, not coming back when called to more severe problems such as dog on dog Aggression and dog on people aggression to continually develop his knowledge and professional development. You can never stop learning!

James has taken part in competitive obedience, agility, tracking, field trials and working tests (both as a competitor and as a judge), as well as helping others with criminal bite work acting as an agitator and criminal for working trials training.


James is qualified having achieved an Advanced Canine Behaviour and Psychology Diploma through The Pet Education, Training and  Behaviour Council and holds full member status with The Canine and Feline Behaviour Association which is recognised by many pet insurance companies for behaviour issues. He is acknowledged as a Master Trainer with The Guild of Dog Trainers.

James is also an Accredited Instructor with The Gundog Club, a recognised trainer for Scentwork UK and a member of The Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Scheme working towards accreditation.

James has written several articles for Dogs Monthly magazine, several blog pages for others and has worked with dogs in the film industry.  James is an Executive with The Dog Safety Education Executive which offers full day workshops which aim to give you knowledge, techniques and skills to keep you safe around dogs.

James also donates his time to Medical Detection Dogs as one of their volunteer speakers, attending different places to promote the work that MDD does. James is also the Social Media representative for The CIDBT and The CFBA.

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