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all things canine,
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all things canine,
...and so much more!

Lez Graham, MA

About Lez Graham, MA

Lez Graham's professional journey with dogs began in the early 90's, and after many years of professional tutelage, culminated in the establishment of Trained For Life in January 2007 when she returned to the UK from New Zealand.

Lez Graham, MA

Recognised as a distinguished speaker, trainer, award-winning author and dog behaviour specialist, Lez holds a Master’s Degree (professional practice) in Canine Behaviour & Psychology.

She stands as a distinguished Fellow of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association, having received a prestigious invitation as the first lady Fellow and in recognition of her contribution to the Canine Profession, and proudly holds the title of Master Professional Dog Training Instructor with the Guild of Dog Trainers.

An executive and specialist dog handler with the Dog Safety Education Executive (DogSEE), which Lez co-founded in 2011, she has been instrumental in training high-achieving dog trainers and canine behaviourists since 2009.

Her primary success lies as a successful Canine Behaviour Practitioner in addition to her pioneering work in the Gundog community. A true pioneer in her field, Lez made history as the first lady Gundog trainer to contribute to a national shooting magazine, yet again showcasing her unwavering commitment to breaking barriers.

With over 25 years of experience working with dogs of all breeds, Lez has an affinity with the black German Shepherd, the Dutch Herder, and the long haired Chihuahua as well as the Gundog breeds that share her home.

Since her return to the UK in 2007, she has specialised in addressing aggressive behaviour, working with owners to help them transform their dogs into well mannered and safe members of society.

Beyond her hands-on work, Lez is a prolific author, always engrossed in a new book or two! She gracefully divides her time between her passions of writing, tutoring and training dogs as well as continuing her canine research studies.

Nestled in beautiful Lanarkshire, Lez shares her home with her husband and her gorgeous Gundogs.

Latest Blogs

Not You! command

Not You! command...

first published 27 May 2024

A command that I use a lot that you may find valuable with your dog is ‘not you’. It means quite simply that you don’t want your dog to come with you, but he doesn’t have to hold a set position more...

Dog Agression towards postal workers

Why dogs bark at the postman…

first published 21 May 2024

Watching dogs react to the postman is always interesting as it speaks volumes about the relationship that the owner has with their dog. more...

Latest Podcasts

Season 4, Episode 3 - SORRY FOR THE UNSCHEDULED INTERLUDE

aired 10 May 2024

After an unplanned little break…they are back! 👏🤙 Once we'd got past a blonde microphone moment from the Scottish contingent…it’s brought back by the Londoner who is managing expectations (we know your expectations aren’t that great), we discuss managing risks. What, why and where do you walk your dogs? Dodgy taps and on to the topic of slip leads, flexi leads and awful people in the park. Why are people so thick ? ! 🤷‍♂️ Cognitive decline, hounds of the Baskervilles, dogs in schools 😱 Then it's on to the scheduled matter of dog training classes. Naturally there is a pronunciation lesson regarding the Maremma. The KC Good Citizen Dog Scheme, dogs balls, rosettes, rubbish, FCI Obedience and general dog chat thrown in! Enjoy, or turn off at your earliest opportunity. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♂️🫣

Runtime: 47 min

Season 4, Episode 2 - What's in a name?

aired 12 April 2024

The usual cheery moaning kicks of the new season. Cars, cages, hotels and jump pens. A couple of mentions of the new book, (that is out now!) before the main topic of multiple dog ownership. The best age to bring another dog into the home along with the benefits, the drawbacks and impacts of training and management in a multi-dog household. Exercising, playing, training and developing relationships with individual dogs within the family group. This episode culminates in a fascinating discussion about various training disciplines and the essential understanding of training, timing and consistency to achieve results in whatever aspect of dog training.

Runtime: 57 min