Leon Towers is a qualified Dog Behaviourist, Psychologist, Nutritionist and Hydro-therapist. Hailed by the media as “The Dog’s Voice”, Leon has changed the behaviour and fitness of over 15,000 dogs and improved the lives of their owners using his years of experience and array of skills, underpinned by an ethos of positive reinforcement. Warm and relatable, Leon has worked across a variety of TV programmes and has featured as the resident animal behaviourist for both hit Channel 4 shows Embarrassing Pets and My Gay Dog. He’s also presented for Channel 5’s Meet the Pawrents: Celebs and their Dogs, and has previously reported for the iconic Crufts. Brimming with expertise, Leon’s first book publishes in July 2024. Entitled Fix Your Dog in Three Easy Steps: Be Your Own Dog Behaviourist, it’s billed as a must have for all dog owners and is set to be a training manual with a difference!
Originally from Maryport in Cumbria and once a full-time foster parent to as many as 12 children, it was after the last child left home leaving Leon with empty nest syndrome that he saw a documentary on dog hydrotherapy, inspiring him to apply his love, care and nurturing nature towards animals. Leon hasn’t looked back and amidst a very busy training schedule works closely and consults for the charities Angels for Animals and All4dogs to help rehabilitate and train rescue dogs in order for them to be re-homed.
Popular with like-minded brands, Leon works extensively across the commercial sector to help develop content and raise awareness of canine issues. Previous brand collaborations include EA Games, where he performed a first of its kind fitness class involving celebrities and their dogs for the official live launch of The Sims 4 - Cats & Dogs. Having consulted for Royal Mail and their staff providing advisory on dog safety at work, he became the face of their national Dog Awareness Campaign in 2020. Leon has also provided expert advice to Haven Holidays, ManyPets Insurance, Admiral Pet Insurance UK, and has previously worked with Naturo in an Ambassador capacity. Together, they created a joint counselling service for pets and owners; offering tailored tips and advice on their brand website and across social media. Leon was recently an ambassador for Wilson’s Pet Food and continues to consult for a number of household and nationally recognisable brands across ad hoc campaigns and launches.
With its ever-growing following on social media, when not running his hugely successful business The Lodge Dog Daycare alongside his partner Dean in Little Witcombe, Gloucestershire, in his spare time Leon can be found developing and crafting his own dog treats and food range to bring to the market. Working in every facet of the media, Leon has also previously appeared as an expert guest on The Jeremy Vine Show, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Kent.
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