Kelly Cartlidge

Trainer & Behaviour Consultant

I very proud to say that I am a fully qualified Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) trainer.

Find out more about the IMDT and what it means for you!

As part of my continued professional development I have achieved/attended etc.

* Butternut Box Nutrition School
- How is Dog Food Made & What's New in the Pet Food Industry?
- Human Grade Diets for Dogs
- Exercising the Young Dog - Arthritis and Pain Management
- Dog Food Myth Busting

* Agility Foundations - One Mind Dog

* Grief  - Grieving a clients pet, and a client grieving their pet.

How to Bring a Puppy Into Your Life - Jane Messineo Lindquist
- Socialisation during a pandemic
- Training and Protocol Priorities
- Structuring your puppy's day
- Puppy needs vs wants
- Mouthing and toileting

* 30 Days of Canine Science - Theoretical and practical curriculum
- Luring, shaping, capturing and targeting
- Criteria, rate of reinforcement, reward delivery & timing
- Non reward markers / least reinforcing scenario
- Markers, bridges (including reward specific markers), primary, secondary & tertiary reinforcers
- cues, stimulus control and arousal in training
- Operant conditioning
- How to track progress and make plans
- Distance, duration, distraction
- Tailoring play to individual dogs
- Matching law

* Behavioural and Training Strategies for Noise Phobias in Dogs

* Identifying and Understanding Fear in Dogs and How to Tackle it

* 3-Day Puppy Conference
- Development
- Diets
- Life Skills
- Creative classes
- Control Unleashed®
- The Foundations of Fitness
- Service Dog training
- Medical Detection Dog training
- Gundog Training
- Competitive obedience training
- Helping puppy farm puppies
- Helping puppies in rescues
- Generation Pup project
- The emotional basis to emerging puppy problems and how to address them
- Impulsivity in puppies/young dogs
- Helping to prepare dogs for family life

* Naughty But Nice - Pro Level online course
- Self control
- Focus
- Reliability
- Optimism
- Confidence
- Control

* 2-Day Puppy Culture Seminar with Jane Killion
-  Understanding the Critical Socialisation Period
- Understanding Fear Imprint and Socialisation The Enrichment Effect
-  Frustration-Aggression
- Problem-Solving Games and Anti-Aggression Protocols
- The Communication Trinity
- Giving Your Puppies A Voice
- Distributed Learning
- Resource Guarding and Body Handling Protocols
- Balancing The Risks and Benefits of Early Socialisation

*Doglaw” Seminar

* IMDT Practical instructor Course

* IMDT Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation Course

* Raw Food For Thought Seminar

* Teamwork Behaviour and Training “Take The Class” Training Day

* Fizz The Live Pupdate
- Puppy development
- Prevention of aggression and resource guarding
- Play and body language
- Management strategies
- Foundation exercises
- Focus and self-control of high drive dogs

* I have completed a 2 year Extended Diploma in Animal Management at D*D*D*. This means I was awarded a distinction in every subject I took including:
- Animal behaviour and communication
- Animal welfare and breed development
- Animal Training
- Animal health and the principles of animal biology
- Animal handling and safe working
- The principles of animal nutrition

I am also working towards:

* School of Canine Science:
- The Puppy Lab
- Scentwork (6 Month Online Course)
- Behaviour Bible (3 Year Online Course)

In addition to this I have studied a large amount of literature and webinars including:
- Training techniques
- Protocols
- Dog behaviour
- Biological impacts
- Socialisation
- Ways to improve quality and length of life
and much more, from some of the most highly respected professionals in the scientific and behavioural community

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“I was recommended Kelly by someone, since having sessions with Kelly the difference in my dog is unreal. I was stressed to the eye balls and kept shouting at her as she wasn’t listening and playing up. The exercises she gives us has helped stimulate her mind and keep her busy as she is an intelligent dog. Also Kelly has shown us how to control her barking at every noise and also tips on why she is acting up. Since implementing the plan Kelly has given us, the change is impressive … Thank you Kelly.”

“ ... Kelly is outstanding and I’m so impressed with her positive training and her professionalism. My dogs and I have learned so much in Kelly’s training class and I would highly recommend her in her 1 to 1 support, training classes and walking … Thank you Kelly

Brilliant training and dog walking services, tailored to your dog’s individual need. Fun, friendly and professional.”

“… She was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and put both myself and puppy at ease very quickly. Following the session, we were given a written outline of everything we covered which has been really helpful to look back on. Great service and would definitely recommend 👍”

“Kelly is a great dog trainer! I’m doing online trick training and it’s been brilliant. Kelly explains everything really well and gives lots of positive feedback, making it easy to understand and enjoyable for you and your dog. Would highly recommend 😀”

“Kelly was absolutely amazing with my Labradoodle Charlie. We had just about given up hope for any normality, but Kelly worked with us to come up with a routine to suit both us and Charlie and he is so much more calm and content in himself! … Would definitely recommend Kelly to family and friends! Thanks again Kelly, love Charlie and family”

"Hello Kelly, Just wanted to say thank you for what was a very useful theory session. Your passion and energy for what you do and your commitment to positive dog teaching and learning was evident throughout. I came away feeling impressed and confident that I had come to the right person. Thanks"

“…Amazing, she managed to turn my dog Moss around in 5 sessions, I could not recommend her enough… give her a call and be prepared to be amazed, she is brilliant, thank you”

“I have been taking my very busy working Cocker Spaniel to Kelly’s obedience training classes for the past 3 months and it’s his favourite time of the week. We recently had a 1-2-1 which was of great value, the advice Kelly gave I was able to put into practice straight away and see some instant improvements. Blake and I understand each other much better through the training we have been doing which is building a stronger bond between us. Just the help and advice I was looking for, I would highly recommend Kelly.”

5 Stars. We have a 2 year old Irish Setter called Flynn who suddenly decided to become aggressive with his Beagle best friend and most male dogs on walks. We met Kelly at her home and arranged further sessions. Kelly has an excellent way with customers and dogs and helped us improve Flynn’s behaviour with many training methods and advice. Can’t recommend Kelly enough she has really helped us gain confidence and improved Flynn. Highly Recommended.”