My name is Carolyn Boyd and I am Owner and Head Trainer and Behaviour Counsellor. 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. Very soon 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. Through dealing with energetic and challenging dogs (and handlers!) at agility training, my work expanded to other dog training classes and one to ones, and then a move further in to more complex behaviour work.
In 2021 I went back to writing (part of my previous career) and will be publishing my first dog related book soon, provisionally titled Problem Solving For Dog Owners: A practical guide on how to problem solve your dog's behaviour.
Membeships, qualifications and continued professional development
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. Training and behaviour courses attended include: