He first became involved in dog training while rehabilitating dogs branded as being overly aggressive, and has always lived with pet dogs. Leedor personally selects all of Protection Dogs Worldwide’s dogs by travelling throughout the world to visit elite breeders and family-run kennels. With a customer’s specific requirements in mind, he assesses each potential dog, and makes every effort to ensure that the most appropriate dog for them is identified.
Within Protection Dogs Worldwide, she brings a high level of expertise in obedience training, especially with younger dogs. She has outstanding animal husbandry training and knowledge, which has proved invaluable in maintaining our dogs in peak condition. She also supports Protection Dogs Worldwide’s ongoing business operations.
He is a British Army veteran and spent most of his military career with 22 SAS where he handled dogs on operations in Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, and Africa. On leaving the military, he joined the private security sector and is a well-regarded hostile environment close protection operative, close protection instructor, and dog handler. His principals have included British government officials and Middle Eastern royalty, and his private sector work has taken him across Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, and South America.
Roger also holds a range of NASDU qualifications, and supported anti-poaching efforts in Africa with his tracking, search, and detection expertise. Outside of work, he is a lifelong dog lover and enjoys spending time with the three dogs he currently owns.
She initially took a BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) at Bishop Burton College where she specialised in kennel management and dog training. After this, she earned a Level 2 and 3 City & Guilds qualifications in Dog Grooming, and has since managed her own dog grooming business. She has also worked at a boarding kennel which houses dogs seized by the police under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
Aside from this he has competed at many national championships in the UK which he has won in 2020 Lewis has also worked closely with some of the police forces in the UK and also trained many dogs for the security sectors. On a decoy level for the protection work, Lewis obtained the highest grading ‘A grade’ for a decoy in the UK at just the age of 17 and has held a license for the last 16 years and was chosen to the do decoy work at the national championships in the UK. And is recognised as one of the top helpers in the country, Furthermore Lewis has visited some world renowned trainers and seminars across Europe to gather as much knowledge as possible and looks forward to expanding his knowledge further in the future.
He supports our protection dog training as a decoy, and is excited to introduce his own young German Shepherd Dog – who we are proud to have bred – to the world of protection sports.
He has a particular affinity for German and Belgian Shepherds, especially the Malinois. Harvey is an integral member of the Protection Dogs Worldwide team, taking responsibility for general animal husbandry. He is also developing his skills as a trainer, and his desire to take dogs to the best performance levels possibly make him an in valuable asset.
Janko says: “In 2014 I started to walk dogs for a few customers. From walking and having my own dog I realised that this is something that I like to do on an everyday basis. In 2015 I took Gana (my personal dog) and started to train with her more often. From that point, I did private training sessions up until 2017 when I joined the Security Solutions Kennel Club in Croatia. After a year and a half of working with dogs there and being a Kennel Assistant, I got an opportunity to take the course to become a trainer and a helper recognized by the FCI. After finishing the whole course and finishing some sports competitions, I got my certificate. In 2020 I started to work as a Head Trainer in a newly opened dog hotel in Zagreb where I got extensive knowledge of different breeds of dogs and got a feeling of how the business with 50+ dogs daily operates.
After a year and a half, I left the hotel to pursue private training again where I mostly dealt with reactive dogs and their rehabilitation. In that process, I met a lot of desperate owners who couldn’t deal with them anymore and the process of helping the owners helped me understand the psychology behind human-dog relationships even more. And ultimately that led me to PDW.”
Louis says “I was obsessed with dogs, nothing else interested me, I always knew I wanted to be a dog trainer. I used to rescue homeless dogs off the street when I was a child and feed them and teach them to sit etc”.
Louis has a lot of experience decoying trial and security dogs before joining PDW, as the protection side of things has always been massive for Louis, but he wants to dive into the obedience and behavioural side of things, and perfect each one of them to the best of his ability.
Louis says “PDW has always been a company that I’ve dreamed of getting onboard with for years!”
With a keen focus on customer satisfaction, Fabio liaises with clients to ensure their needs are met. Fabio brings a unique passion and expertise to our training programme, he is passionate about dogs and training, he competes in multiple different dog sports and actively attends trials with his dog. He also is passionate about the protection element of the business and loves to develop dogs in that area.
She holds a Level 2 in Animal Care and Welfare and is gaining valuable work experience at PDW with a view towards becoming a protection dog trainer. she also enjoys training and working with her own dog, Nova the German Shepherd.
Grace has a variety of experiences, ranging from showing at dog shows all over the country handling various breeds, to working in boarding/rescue kennels and handling racing Greyhounds. She particularly has a passion for training dogs, with a love for Dobermans and German Shepherds, and looks forward to progressing as a trainer at PDW.
Lili has been around big dog breeds all her life, especially German Shepherds. Lili is currently a Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Apprentice at Bishop Burton College which she advises will help expand her knowledge with the dogs she works with daily. Lili says that her hope for the future is to become a trainer at PDW and progress her knowledge even further with dogs.
He particularly enjoys capturing our special moments, and his favourite part of working with Protection Dogs Worldwide is travelling around the world with the rest of the training team as they deliver dogs to our clients.