Our Approach

GSS’ Canine Training Division, in partnership with Reaseheath College, delivers the highest quality of theoretical and practical education for those looking for a career working with animals.

As a result, candidates take comfort from knowing their education will equip them with the skills to face their careers with ability and confidence.

We’re the leading supplier for canine services in the UK. Our passion for raising the standards within the industry and providing a benchmark qualification has led us to develop a suite of externally accredited dog handling qualifications with Reaseheath College.

Reaseheath College and Global Support Services are pleased to introduce the first externally accredited courses for dog handling for general protection and detection work. These courses are available for candidates both with and without previous experience but with a passion for working with dogs in the security industry.

Reaseheath College is a specialist land-based college located in Nantwich, Cheshire. With over 500 hectares and world class facilities, candidates will have access to a superb learning environment. The college has a proven reputation for delivering qualifications of the highest standard in areas such as animal management, canine studies and dog training.

Candidates will benefit from both unique industry expertise of experienced GSS instructors and the full backing of Reaseheath College, an established and respected educational provider. 

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The Benefits
  • An exciting opportunity for people with a love for animals
  • Qualify with the first fully accredited qualification for dog handling in the UK
  • Average pay rates upon qualification similar to those of the Military, Police and other emergency services
  • Committed to quality and professional development
  • Opportunity to purchase your canine at the end of the course
  • Job interviews following successful completion of the course
  • All trainers are personable, experienced and unmatched in their passion to help you develop and succeed
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Case Study
Chris Glover

After 13 years and 4 tours of Afghanistan in the British Army, I was introduced to a GSS Team Leader for the Liverpool FC contract. He asked me to call into office for a chat, the first thing that struck me was how friendly everyone was and instantly I felt at ease. After spending an hour or so with Daniel, I could tell he had (has) a real passion for GSS and a vision of where he wanted to take it - I wanted to be a part of it.

I started working for GSS as a CPO for LFC in 2012.

I was given the opportunity to work in Iraq as a CPO at the British Embassy. I managed to save a little money before enquiring whether there was any chance of coming back to GSS in the UK.

In 2015, I was informed that there could be an opportunity to attend the UK’s first fully accredited General Protection dog handler course. I immediately booked myself onto the course and everything just fell in to place! Two weeks later I was sat in a classroom at Reaseheath College, learning all aspects of dog handling, training and care of a dog.

The course itself was fantastic; a lot of things that I thought I knew about were in fact incorrect. It gave me a clear and concise insight of a dogs needs and how to get the best out a working dog. I decided to purchase the dog I was paired with on the course. Renn is a 3-year-old Belgian malinois, full of life, very loyal and loves to bite things (2 TV remotes, 3 pairs of my girlfriends shoes and much to my frustration my I phone 6). It’s a learning curve for both of us and I wouldn’t change him at all.

Within 3 days of completing the course I was asked to come in to the office and was offered full time employment. I have been working with Renn now for just over a month now and I have never been happier. I know this is where I want to be and I know that the more I put in, the more I will get back. GSS offers a lot of opportunity for progression and having worked with them since 2012, I know where they started and where they are going – I’m now part of it!