My name is Carolyn Boyd and I am Owner and Head Trainer and Behaviourist. I am a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), Institute of Modern Dog Trainers - Behaviourist (IMDTB), Dog Training College (DTC) Training and Behaviour, and the Pet Professional Guild (PPG).
My interest in dog training started in 2002 when I started agility with Molly, a very bouncy two year old poodle x beardie. From then I was hooked. I found that agility was mentally stimulating for my dogs and for me, good exercise, sociable and most of all was great fun. My interest in dog training stemmed from there as I realised what a fantastic bond I had developed with my dog. In 2005, I fenced off about 2 acres of our fields, bought my own set of equipment, started running small classes and the training has grown from there. We now run agility classes from Starters to Advanced as well as one to ones. Through dealing with energetic and challenging dogs (and handlers!) at agility training, my work expanded to other dog training classes and one to ones.
In 2013 I became a full member of the IMDT and PPG. Membership of the IMDT involves an intensive 2 day practical where you have to be assessed on classes, consultations, follow up and knowledge of the science behind modern dog training.
In 2016 I become a full member of the IMDTB. Membership of the IMDTB involves a 3 day intensive assessment including practical and theoretical testing of behavioural knowledge.
In 2019 I became a Gold member of Pet Professional Network who strive to improve business practices in the dog training world as well as providing support and mentorship.
In 2020 I became a full Training and Behaviour member of Dog Training College and signed up to the UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter.
Continued professional development is very important for me so that I keep up to date with modern techniques. My experience grows every year, and I am always keen to learn and take on new challenges, all using reward based and scientifically proven methods. I work alongside other trainers I trust and mentor others.
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