Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette
We welcomed Today’s special guest was Roy Dyer MBE, who came in to talk about the National Dog Service Bravery and Achievements Awards which took place last weekend at Ingatestone Hall.
Roy is an expert in the field of dog training, setting up the Essex Dog Training Centre and the Essex Dog Display Team.
He was also instrumental in organising many large events that we used to enjoy in Brentwood, such as the Brentwood Show and major firework displays.
Roy visited Vicki Michelle’s Vix Mix show to talk about the recent awards. He had some amazing stories to tell about the brave and fearless dogs who assist our police every day to solve crimes that humans would struggle with on their own.
It was good for me to catch up with Roy too. Roy helped us a lot when we set the station up in 1996. He found us our first studio location, in the old information centre in Ongar Road, and helped us with guests and funding as well.
He also spoke about cynophobia – the overwhelming fear of dogs, and how people can overcome this. He has been working with children in this regard for 40 years. Roy was awarded the MBE in 2014 for his charity work.
You can hear his interview again at www.phoenixfm.com where he has also written an article on how people can overcome their fear of dogs.