Dog Training Courses, Behavioural Advice & Expert Witness Services
Legal aid and privately funded clients are equally welcome, Ian Mcparland is one of the most experienced canine behaviourists working in the Courts today.
Established in June 2011, following Ian McParland’s retirement after 31 years from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) including a very successful 27 year long career in the dog section. Ian has a degree (FdSc) in Canine Behaviour and Training, he is also a Home Office accredited Advanced Dog Training Instructor. He founded and supervised the Metropolitan Police Status Dogs Unit and has dealt with dangerous and prohibited dogs for more than 30 years. He also served as an Instructor at the MPS dog school for five years.
Now working as an independent forensic canine behaviourist, Ian accepts instructions from both defence and prosecution. Ian can provide a forensic analysis of dog incidents, having dealt with thousands of cases, ranging from minor injuries to dog related fatalities.
He will undertake S1. 'type' assesments under the Dangerous Dogs Act as well as behavioural reports for inclusion on the Index of exempted dogs. Clients can also benefit from a full forensic examination of the circumstances when charged with S3 'dangerously out of control' offences.
Ian can also advise on all aspects of police dog training and deployment, including assessing the evidential value of police dog tracks.
Identification of prohibited types, advice/reports on animal welfare, kennelling and dog control, etc.
One to one behavioural advice and training (including obedience and 'fun' exercises) for all dogs and owners.