Head trainer and owner of East London Dog Training, Kamal Fernandez, has over 20 years experience training dogs from all walks of life. His current dogs include two Belgian Malinois, two Border Collies , a German Spitz and a Boxer. HIs own dog training journey began in the very hall in which he now runs his own classes.
As an internationally renowned seminar instructor, Kamal has been invited to teach in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Belgium and Germany, amongst many others. Kamal’s other career highlights include being an Championship Obedience judge and Crufts competitor.
Kamal started training in 1991 after getting Scrunch, an independent free-willled Chow-Chow mix. Like many other first time dog owners, Kamal found himself in for a rude awakening when he got her…Lassie she most definitely was not! You name it, Scrunch did it – running away, biting, resource guarding, nervous aggression – Scrunch did it all!
But, if nothing else, she prompted a trip to Newham Dog Training Club at Eastlea School. And so began an epic journey into the world of dog training which has taken him from a dog that wouldn’t come back when she was called, to competing in the Obedience Championship at Crufts!
Since this humble start, Kamal has immersed himself in the world of animal training, led by some of the leading ‘lights’ in the field such as Sylvia Bishop, Susan Garrett, Bob Bailey, Ian Dunbar and Karen Pryor.
This thirst for knowledge combined with his job as a police officer, working with young offenders and studying psychology has contributed to his dynamic and innovative teaching style and his ability to get the best from his pupils, be they human or canine!
With over 20 years of practical dog training experience, based on a combination of science and hands on experience, Kamal has established a reputation for positive training and has championed the use of reward based methods all over the world.