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Kay Laurence

Life managed by Border Collies, style demanded by Gordon Setters

Dickon Jojo Bob Ciaran Jack Abacab Murphy Mouse Wally Clover Buff Lynnie Flight Bobby Kiwi Tip Quiz Speck Dot Quick Flink Time Merrick

Kay has been involved in training breeding and rearing dogs for over forty years. What began as a hobby morphed into a full-time business via college teaching and sheep farming. The constant thread has been a passion for learning about dogs and effective teaching.

The business, Learning About Dogs, was established in 1996 and provides learning opportunities for dog professionals, training enthusiasts and everyday living with dogs.

Workshops, seminars, books, videos and online courses provide thoughtful training based on science and understanding, delivered with empathy and experience. Training experience has been shaped by working and sports dogs that demand high levels of precision and performance to designing online courses.

Kay leads the way in developing innovative and creative techniques that delivers connection and effective teaching for both dogs and people blended with passion, joy and enthusiasm.

Her career has involved practical teaching and presenting for a variety of professional and academic organisations in the US, Australia, New Zealand, several European countries and across the UK.

From teaching communication skills, computing for the terrified to sheepdog training for a range of learners. Masters education specialising in curriculum design, learning styles and designing competency based qualifications.

~ Presentations at the Karen Pryor Clicker Expo for 12 years;
~ Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK & Australia;
~ University of North Texas, ORCA Conference for 8 years.
~ WOOF Conferences.
~ Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) Conferences, IAABC Conference Manchester

Designer of the Genabacab Table Game for teaching operant conditioning (aka PORTAL)
Designer of the Clicker CAP (Competency Assessment Programme)
Competitor at Crufts in Obedience and Heelwork to Music finals
Breeder of collies under the Genabacab affix for sports partners, working dogs and full time companions.

Publisher, editor and general collator for Teaching Dogs Magazine for four years.

Several books and DVDs on training lifeskills, clicker training and specialities.

Practical and Online courses for 10 years in short and long term training modules.

Intelligent Dog Trainers course (IDTC), Target Training, Dream Team for Freestyle and Heelwork to Music, Competency Assessment Programme (CAP), Cues, Reliability, Dressage, Two Dog Training, Trainer Accredited by Kay Laurence (TAKL), Play to Learn, Every Dog Lifeskills, Teaching People Teaching Dogs, Reinforcement Protocols, Teaching strategies, Border Collie Weekends, Geek Weekends in specialised training

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