Chris Walker

Here follows a course review from my recent General Purpose Security Dog (GPSD) course which I attended with Malpeet K9 Security from Monday 6th September 2010 – Sunday 12th September 2010 inclusive. The course was very kindly donated by the Managing Director of the company, Simon Mallin, and was part of the raffle prizes on offer at the Close Protection World networking meeting held earlier this year in aid for Help for Heroes. Close Protection World is a networking website used by members involved with various aspects of the security industry, from door supervision, to close protection, private investigation, surveillance, and dog handling.I arrived at L & A Outdoor Centre, Goytre, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales on Monday at 11:30am. Concise joining instructions were received in advance instructing not to arrive before 12pm on the first day of the course as there was plenty of behind the scenes paperwork and administration to complete before delegates arrival. Simon Mallin, Managing Director of Malpeet K9 Security was our instructor, and was assisted by another handler who had completed the course approx. 1.5 years ago and had taken up GPSD handling full time and is working towards becomeing a Nasdu assistant trainer. Simon is also chairman of NASDU and a very experienced dog handler and trainer.