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Learning About Dogs Ltd

Kay Laurence started Learning About Dogs as a registered business in 2000. Although learning about dogs was her main aim for the previous 25 years, registering the company began the focus of a strong organisation now recognised around the world.

Kay has run training classes for many years, beginning in 1978 with the local dog training club, graduating through School for Dogs across the country to Learning About Dogs around the world. 

The unique perspective is the three fold mixture of education, experience and pioneering training methods run in our wonderful centre, the Wagmore Barn. This gives us the knowledge to apply the training theories to our own dogs and transfer the best of that experience to teaching others.

The business includes book and video publishing, classes, courses and seminars, virtual classes, practical hands-on workshops and the certification of trainers and teachers. 

Kay Laurence

Kay has lived intimately with many dogs over many years observing their daily interactions, their puppy rearing and sharing in their activities. They skilfully teach the art of living as a harmonious group and developing connection. This understanding and skill is shared through the new book Every Dog Every Day and the workshops where a consistent high quality of results with a range of different dogs and people is achieved.

With her passion for understanding dogs and her experience of teaching, Kay leads the way in developing practical techniques that will leave you with and a with great sense of personal achievement and connection to your dog.

Kay has been a presenter at the Karen Pryor Clicker Expo over 15 times and continues to enjoy exploring new cities in the US. A regular presenter at the ORCA "Wicked Minds" Conference at the University of North Texas. Presenter at the Australia APDT Conference, Sydney 2011, Pet Dog Training Instructors Conference 2013.

Qualified in adult education, author and lecturer of more than 5 accredited college courses

Kay is considered one of the world’s top clicker trainers. With 10 titles published and translated into German, French and Spanish, her exciting course of books and videos brings you her unique combination of talents.

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Helen Phillips CAP3

A professional gundog trainer with a successful team of home bred Viszlas working through the Winter in the field. Helen taught on the Warwickshire College course in Canine Behaviour Education and Training, has achieved the award with Distinction and is a qualified Teacher in Adult Education.

Helen teaches the specialised Gundog Training course and is author of the Learning About Dogs book: Clicker Gundog.


Lesley Buxton CAP2

Lesley has always shared her home with a variety of dogs, the current residents are Harry (rescue Terrier X) and Biggles (Irish Terrier) and latest addition Zita. Up until 2007 she worked in the finance department for an animal charity then decided to leave behind the desk job and pursue the dream to become a dog trainer.

  • Graduated from the Canine Training and Behaviour Course at Warwickshire College in 2008.
  • Achieved CAP 1/ CAP 2 and currently training towards CAP 3.
  • Completed the Pet Dog Training Instructors Course introductory level in 2007.
  • Attended Agility Training for Trainers 1 & 2 with the Derbyshire Agility Centre.  Competed and won a few rosettes at UK Agility shows (beginner level) with Harry.  

Lesley regularly attends workshops, discovering how to do freestyle and heelwork to music and is working towards the Learning About Dogs Teachers Diploma and Puppy Education Diploma.

Lesley teaches Puppy, Puppy Graduate and Foundation Clicker Trainers Workshops.

Our contact details

For all correspondence by post: Learning About Dogs, PO Box 13, Chipping Campden, GL55 6WX.

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15 August 2014