HEAD TRAINER & CO-FOUNDER
MICHAEL MC CANN
Michael McCann is our head trainer at PPDI. Michael has extensive experience and qualifications in dog training and specialist IPO training. Michael's experience spans over 30 years working with a range of different dogs and training methods. Michael also holds various degrees of canine related qualifications ranging from Dog Psychology to Understanding Canine Aggression through CIDBT (Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training) gaining Professional Instructor Skills & Management in Dog Training. Michael holds National Dog Training Instructor certification from CIDBT, GODT Guild of Dog Trainers (Master Dog Trainer status), MBIPDT/ GODTMT/ NASDU.
Michael is an approved instructor for NASDU (National Association of Security Dog Users) delivering HABC GPSDH L2 & L3 courses to ex Police, Military & civilian personnel.
He is an accredited KCAI (Kennel Club Accredited Instructor) as well as an approved trainer for the Kennel Club GCDS as well as an A list examiner.
Michael has also undertaken courses with Edinburgh University in Animal Behaviour & Welfare and has the ability to assess dog's for various police force's such as the Metropolitan Police, Surrey Police, Kent Police. Michael is also responsible for carrying out assessments on dog's that have been seized by the police under the Dangerous Dog's Act.
Michael holds a deep passion in how dogs learn & behave and the Dobermann breed is a particular passion due to their strong defence drive & specific training techniques needed to get the best from them.
He is a protection helper in IPO as assessed & licensed by FCI World Championship Judge Mr Simon Kwak from Holland and a licensed UKDA tracklayer.
As well as the many qualifications above, Michael is a licensed Dutch Helper having worked under the guidance of international & world championship helper Mr Ruud Broeders.
When purchasing a dog from PPDI, you can be sure to receive a dog who is trained to the highest standard keeping in mind your needs and requirements. Michael has a true love for all the dogs he trains. He is incredibly passionate about training personal protection dogs which can be seen through his extensive training, skills and expertise.
CO-FOUNDER- LOUIS BUTLER
Louis is our co-founder who works in partnership with Michael and shares a passion for working dogs, their training and learning how they behave. Louis has spent most of his time growing up around German Shepherds and shares a particular love for the breed. Louis spends his time teaching his personal dogs all levels of obedience and protection and supports all aspects of the Prestige Protection Programme.
Louis works alongside Michael in sourcing and supplying only the best bloodlines for health and sociability who undergo rigorous assessment in order to take part in our prestige training programme.
We work across two sites, our licensed training facility in Kent, UK and also our kennels in Surrey, UK. Louis manages our kennels in Surrey,UK where all dogs reside during their training programme. This involves caring for our dogs, feeding and planning their training programme. All dogs reside around family members and receive the upmost love, care and guidance all dogs require.
Louis is your first port of call when enquiring about your new dog. Louis gathers all necessary information, your requirements and needs in order to effectively supply the most appropriate dog and its training. Louis is responsible for organising each dogs individual training programme ensuring a suitable level of training, frequency of training and arranges this in accordance to ensuring each dog is only handed over to a client if they have passed our programme of assessment.