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Vet Recommended

All our classes are small and carefully managed to ensure the most positive learning experience for you and your puppy and gain the best results on your course in a calm well structured environment. With over 20 years experience in puppy development,  behaviour and training and now lecturing to future behaviourists and trainers, Karen and her team run their classes to the highest standard providing support and education to owners when they need it most. Problem prevention and communication through reward based training is our passion and have helped thousands of families and dogs over the years. Although some areas of puppy development can be challenging, training is fun and highly rewarding  

 

 

What makes us different?

We pride ourselves on the level of management within our class environment monitoring behaviour to ensure positive experiences and a calm environment to learn and gain the best results. 

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Karen Lockey-Kennedy

Caninekids Owner / Chief Instructor APDT 0692

Dog training & Behaviour Specialist /Lecturer

BSc(HONs) Animal Behaviour & Biomedical Science

MRes(Psychology)

APDT00692, DipCAPBT, ABTC

Canine kids® is owned and managed by Karen Lockey-Kennedy who is a highly experienced and fully qualified dog trainer and behaviourist and is also chief instructor for the company. After completing her honours degree in Animal Behaviour and Biomedical Science, Karen went on to complete an advanced diploma in Practical Aspects of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training through COAPE followed by a Research Masters in Psychololgy.

Karen is also a member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers. All members of the APDT are assesed and train under a strict code of practise because they believe in modern, kind and gentle methods. This offers pet owners a guarantee of quality when signing up to a class. Karen feels very strongly against punitive heavy handed methods and believes if we have our dogs as companions and part of the family they should be treated that way.



Karen has worked with internationally renowned Sarah Whitehead for 8 years running three of the leading branches of the previously known Alpha Puppy Classes and Pet Behaviour. She also used to be a tutor for Alpha Education OCN accredited courses for new trainers and behaviour counsellors. Karen's ambitions and success led her to branch out with her own team of trainers and launched Canine Kids® in July 2009.

With over 20 years of experience, Karen and her team run training centres in Camberley, Godalming and Farnham and Fleet area and do one to one training and behaviour counseling through out Surrey, areas of Berkshire and Hampshire. We can travel further if required. Karen has a strong passion for her job and ultimately wants the best for every dog and family that comes through her doors. You can be guaranteed to be given the highest quality of service by Karen and her team.

Sara Lacey

Caninekids Co-Instructor 

 

Sara joined Caninekids in 2021 after developing a passion from training her own two adorable Westies at Canine kids. Sara started working as an assistant at all the Caninekids venues and has now successfully completed the mentorship programme and co - instructs in several venues with Karen.

Annie Steer

Caninekids Instructor APDT 01271

 

Annie joined canine kids in 2012 and completed her mentorship with Karen gaining her APDT membership after completion. Annie co-instructed the  Camberley venue along with completing a BSc Hons Degree in Applied Animal Behaviour. Annie also now works at The Dogs Trust.

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