Simon Clay started his career in the Armed Forces and after working for an elite regiment chose the career path as a dog handler. He quickly qualified and has since undergone rigorous training in various paths to include drug detection and explosive detection.
Simon ended his military career and returned to IRAQ and Afghanistan as a civilian explosive search dog handler helping military personnel to continue their daily tasks in a safe environment. Simon’s potential and enthusiasm soon saw him promoted to leading teams and being their lead trainer whilst operational.
In 2007 Simon made the move from arduous environments to concentrate on his own business where he could focus on helping people with their dogs enjoy a lifelong partnership.
This left his business K9 Control to focus purely on the training side of things where he is able to deliver dedicated training either as one to one lessons in your own home or at his location or to encompass residential training and Boot Camps. Simon is an expert at dealing with all dog-related issues, from basic obedience through to advanced and specialist work, gaining the trust of everyone he works with. He also offers residential training where he trains your dog from his facilities, then trains the owner!
Over the last few years Simon’s thirst for knowledge has guided him towards working to obtain a degree in animal behaviour and he is always off abroad to attend the latest training seminars with top trainers and behaviourists, Simon puts a very high emphasis on continued professional development.
Simon is a full member of a few of the recognised associations, which obey to a very strict code of conduct. Simon is passionate about positive training and will NOT apply any compulsive or pain based training methods.
Also unique to Simon and K9 Control is K9 Boot Camp, set up in 2007 and has proven to be a renowned success offering intensive residential training for dog and their owner.
Simon has 2 of his own dogs, Nina, a Belgium Malinois, who is trained in Search and Rescue and Spud, an English Springer Spaniel who is trained as a Pro-Active and Passive Drug Detection Dog.