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Dog trainer Graeme Hall from Channel 5's Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly brings first UK tour to Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone


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The star of Channel 5's Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly is sharing his wisdom to Kent as he brings his first ever UK tour to Folkestone.

Graeme Hall's 'The Dogfather Live on Stage' will be at the Leas Cliff Hall on Friday where he invites dog and puppy owners in Kent to bring their canine concerns directly to him.

Graeme Hall is brining his tour to Folkestone
Graeme Hall is brining his tour to Folkestone

The tour will feature a specially crafted 90-minute show full of tricks, memories, heart-warming surprises, and an exclusive Q&A.

Mr Hall said: "Before I was on the telly I used to do the odd seminar with 20 people at a time but there is a big difference between that and the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone.

"It's an extension of the television show. Somebody said, why don't we take this on tour and I thought 'I'm up for the challenge'.

"The first half is explaining what I do and how I do it.

"I'll also show clips from the show and break it down and explain exactly what's going on each moment.

Folkestone's Leas Cliff Hall. Picture: Paul Amos
Folkestone's Leas Cliff Hall. Picture: Paul Amos

"We will be talking about a few things that happened behind the scenes but for me, the best bit is part two because it's a live Q&A.

"People can ask questions on Twitter or fill them in on a piece of paper on the night and I never know what I'm going to get."

Since lockdown, two of the most popular questions Mr Hall gets asked relate to separation anxiety and puppies getting anxious around new people.

He added: "Dogs were with us 24/7, then we went back to the office and they suffered from loneliness.

"On the opposite side of things, when we were at home with them, the one thing we weren't allowed to do was have visitors.

"I got into dog training and discovered that I really liked it and I seemed to be quite good at it.

"If you have a new puppy and that's all they know, the first time people walk through the door, you've got a big problem."

With more than 10 years’ experience, a list of celebrity clients, and regular appearances on BBC Breakfast and ITV’s This Morning, Mr Hall has built a reputation on providing quick but long-lasting fixes to almost any dog behavioural problem.

He is also a Master Dog Trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers.

But his passion for pooches didn't start until he was in his early 40s when he first bought two Rottweilers of his own.

He explained: "We didn't have dogs as kids because mum and dad were both working. When I got Axel and Gordon, because they were big powerful dogs, I thought their behaviour has got to be spot on.

"I got into dog training and discovered that I really liked it and I seemed to be quite good at it.

"I decided to give it a go being a local dog trainer and things moved on from there and that was nearly 15 years ago."

Following huge demand for tickets, eight further dates were also added to the schedule.

Some tickets for the Folkestone show on Friday April 29 are still available from £35 and can be booked here.

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