Graeme Sims and his Border Collies

 "GRAEME SIMS – the man who ‘speaks dog’ – is hailed as one of the world’s most respected dog trainers.

His approach depends on his matchless ability to get into the mind of the dog – to be truly a ‘dog whisperer’."


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Graeme Sims is the professional dog trainer who developed "The Graeme Sims Method ®".

Graeme Sims interacting with two Border Collies and a Springer Spaniel

With more than 40 years of dog training experience, author of many dog-related books in English and Italian

many years of dog training seminars both in Italy and the U.K.,

Graeme Sims working with a Welsh Collie and sheep

and a lecture as guest of honour for Pfizer at the worldwide Vet conference in Tenerife in 2010,

Graeme Sims and a English Springer Spaniel

he now provides his dog expertise and knowledge in the live online dog training courses.

Graeme Sims working with a Border Collie
Graeme Sims interacting with a German Shepherd
Graeme Sims working with a dog
Graeme Sims and a Lynx

Graeme Sims started by studying the big cats, Gorillas and birds of prey behaviour in depth,

 

where he learnt directly from close contact with the animal rather than just spoken theory from people (he wanted the truth rather than opinions).

His study of dogs began seriously when he found a lost sheepdog on the road

 

and trained her to work sheep,

not as a hobby but professionally.

Graeme Sims and Annie, Border Collie
Graeme Sims and his Border Collies

Annie was like a wild animal when she was rescued and was frightened of many things.

 

For this reason, he began to develop a gentle method that would build her confidence, based on an understanding of each other’s language and loving togetherness rather than commands.

Later, he and Annie became shepherds and afterwards sheepdog skill demonstrators at the Big Sheep then at The Milky Way theme parks in Devon.

He also managed the North Devon Sheepdog Training and Breeding Centre.

Thanks to the gentle method he had developed with Annie, he was able to work ten dogs harmoniously at the same time in front of audiences of up to 80,000 people, sometimes silently or by using a mixture of body language, word and whistle.