Daren spent most of his life working with computers until he got his first dog, a lovely black Labrador called Sammy who changed his outlook on life. He now has Buster too, a working type yellow lab, who is an accomplished scenting and canisports dog.

Finding training sessions and courses fascinating he decided to learn more about working with dogs, attending several Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK Residential Dog Trainers Instructors Courses in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and is studying towards full membership. Daren is also a Talking Dogs Scentwork Accredited Handler.

Daren started assisting with classes towards the end of 2014. Since late 2016 he has taken the lead role in teaching puppy classes. He also takes agility classes and assists in the more advanced training classes.