Hello, welcome to my web site.
My name is Yvonne Kelsall PPDTI, KCAI (CD) (GCDS) advanced Kennel Club Accredited Instructor in dog training and canine behaviour, endorsed by City & Guilds NPTC.
I have been a dog training instructor since 1990.*
I am also an affiliated member British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers. (BIPDT)
I am a Professional member of Pet Dog Training Instructors (PPDTI), which was achieved at
Harper Adams university.
The Kennel Club listed status for The Good Citizen Dog scheme.(KCGCDS)
I am an A1 examiner for KCGCDS and judged a group for the Bronze test at Crufts 2016
Registration Council for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners.(RCDTBP)
I Have been involved in Competition obedience for 24 yrs and competed. Winning a national final in 2013.
Also 'Rally Obedience' achieving the highest level and title RL6ex
I run Best K9 School a Dog Training and behaviour establishment covering the
Biddulph Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, and Congleton Cheshire, areas.
*1-2-1 help & advice....Do you have problems at home, jumping up, not settling, chewing, barking, pulling on lead. Puppy training advice. Head collar & equipment advice.
CLASSES are at Biddulph Moor Village Hall. ( see 'Training' page)
* I also have excellent enclosed outside areas for training.*(contact me for details)
(For 1-2-1 training. Pulling on lead, recall problems etc & groups)
TARA and APRIL 2007
I have owned and lived with dogs and other animals since a young child, including horses for over 50 years. My first dog was a toy poodle then a labrador, since then five GSDs.
I became interested in dog training in 1984 when my young GSD Zola was attacked by another GSD that broke the chain it was tethered to and attacked her. She required stitches to her face. This incident totally altered her character and she became extremely anxious when approached by other noisy dogs. As a result, I attended a local dog club and as time passed became more involved with classes and progressed to taking my own. Further to this I gained many recognised certificates and qualifications within the
canine world.Starting my own club with 1-2-1 training sessions 2002
The dog on left is Tara who I adopted at the age of 4.5 years.
She had many health and behaviour problems, but I worked through the issues and she became a good member of the family, going on holidays, competing at dog shows before passing away at 14.5 years of age.
I am passionate about my role and believe in promoting responsible dog ownership as an important aspect in today’s busy lifestyle. Using reward based training (see 'my approach')
In 2010 The KCAI Scheme was endorsed by The City and Guilds NPTC. I was invited to take part in the presentation at Crufts.
I have attended courses and seminars over the years to gain knowledge and experience.
KCAI - Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Advanced at 2 levels. 2007
BIPDT - (British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers) 2002/2003
Kennel Club approved A1 examiner for the Good Citizen Dog Scheme (KCGCDS) all levels. 2004
One of the first to be KCAI Accredited at advanced level for the above KCGCDS.
ADTB- (Academy of Dog Training & Behaviour) all levels. 2004
PPDTI- Pet Dog Training instructor 2012
KC RALLY.Passed KC judging exam- requirements of Rally Judge.. *regulations & practical.
KC Competition Obedience. Qualified judge 2006 (*as above). Competed over 20 years.
Registration Council for Dog Trainers and Behaviour Practitioners.
JOHN ROGERSON.. The Northern Institute for Canine Behaviour. 'Aggression'- 4 days 2004.
Also ... Dogs in class 2013. Harper Adams Uni. 3 days 2015.
'Reactive Dogs' course 18/19 June 2016
KEELE University - Understanding your Dog Problems and Prevention -
Assessed work with credits 2004/5.
REASEHEATH College (pass) certificates. Canine care & welfare-THE PUPPY. Also AGGRESSION
Presentation with chairman of KC Tellington Touch
PDTI national conferences 2012-17 Dog nutrition
First Aid and Canine Care. ProTrainings PetAid.
Animal Physiotherapy. Clicker workshops.
UK Registry of Canine Behaviourists .... Agility seminars & workshops.
Pack Interaction Dog Law seminar.
Constructional Aggression Treatment. Defibrillator & CPR training
Understanding and Handling Dog Aggression – Barbara Sykes KCAI Assessor training
Emotional States in Companion Animals – Peter Neville. KCAI seminars 2013
Robert Alleyne. 'Trouble free Dog' 2015, 2016 KCGCDS seminar 12.11.15
Behavioural problems. Prof Daniel Mills 22/4/17
Please have a look around my site and see if I can help you resolve your canine problems or concerns whether it be training, behavioural or competitive, so you can enjoy your best friend.
KCAI Kennel Club Accredited Instructor British Institute of Professional Dog
Trainers, Affiliated Member.