At this point it’s a given that most dog owners will have seen Channel 5’s Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly, hosted by the waistcoat-clad canine genius Graeme Hall – a man who’s name has shot to significance since the show began back in 2019.
But where did Graeme Hall come from? And how did he acquire the prized name ‘The Dogfather’?
Hailing from Selby, North Yorkshire, Graeme Hall found a love for dog training when starting from scratch with his new Rottweiler puppies – Axel and Gordon – over a decade ago, quickly realising the importance of getting it right for not only his sake, but for his dogs, too.
Following a stint working on the business side at Weetabix, Hall soon went pro with his puppy training, taking up a more professional dog training course to help master his skills.
And it’s a decision that has seen his career flourish ever since, training over 5,000 dogs in his almost-decade of dog training and helping him find success in popular media with Channel 5’s Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly, his podcast Talking Dogs, and most recently, his book All Dogs Great and Small.
Styling his name on a local dog walker he once knew, known as the Dog Mother, Hall’s magic touch with dogs has become known nationwide, with glowing testimonials praising the Dogfather for helping transform the behaviour of their four-legged friends.
Today, Hall continues to reap the rewards of his career change into the world of dogs, with an upcoming UK tour on the horizon (which includes Yorkshire), where the beloved dog trainer will discuss canine behaviour and his own experiences (which, if you’ve read the book, you’ll know there’s a lot of funny ones!).
Hall has never forgotten where he comes from either, owing his Yorkshire roots to his wit, charm and practical approach.
Graeme Hall is currently starring in a new series of Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly on Channel 5, which you can watch Tuesdays at 8pm.
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