“Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.”

My name is David Middleton, and I have the best job in the world!

Dogs have always been a major part of my life. From when I was a youngster playing with my first puppy, taking them for walks in the park, going on holiday to the coast with them or just cuddling and talking to them,  feeling their pure love whilst listening to me. Dogs are my life and one day whilst taking my dog to an obedience class something just clicked and I decided that I wanted to do more.

In 2015 I handed in my notice at work and took to studying Canine Behavior and taking group classes to learn all about dogs. In 2016 I Completed a Basic Animal Behavior Course Dogs with the Ethology Academy. In this course we studied Animal Behavior; Problem Behavior in Animals; Applied Dog Ethology as well as Dog Care and Welfare.

I ran classes of my own at all levels and offered practical advice to owners on various Behavioural issues that their puppies had. This all happened in Johannesburg and in December 2019 I moved to Cape Town and started Puppy Power.

I love what I do, whether it be puppy socialisation, adolescent classes, obedience work or private one on one classes at a client’s home.

I really look forward to meeting you and your dog.