Hi, my name is Kate Lloyd. My dogs Maddy (a Border Collie cross) and Badger (a Beagle cross) are both from shelters.
Jinx – Belgenbeau Fuzzy Logic – is a Belgian Shepherd – there are four coat types and she is the rare Laekenois (Rough-haired) variety.
My interest in dog training has developed from my experiences with training my own dogs and the dogs I have fostered. I believe that, when undertaken with understanding, dog training improves a dog’s quality of life and strengthens the pet-owner bond. I strive to continue to learn all I can about animal training techniques, to use this knowledge in teaching dogs and to pass these skills on to my clients.
I hold an Honours Degree in Science.
I completed a nationally recognised government accredited Certificate in Dog Behaviour and Training through the National Dog Trainers Federation, with additional studies in training dogs for Assistance Roles (i.e. Disability Support) and for Substance Detection.
I am certified through the Clicker Trainer’s Competency Assessment Programme (CAP), gaining Distinctions at both Level 1 and Level 2.
I am a member of the South Australian Canine Association, and I hold a position on the SA Dances With Dogs Advisory Committee.
I am approved by the Dog and Cat Management Board as a Training Provider for Declared Dangerous Dogs.
I completed a course in Advanced Techniques for Increasing Motivation and Drive at the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers in California, USA.
I have volunteered for Guide Dogs SA and I have been a foster carer for the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP)
I was appointed as Dog Trainer and Handler for the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang stage show – Adelaide, May 2013
I have provided and trained animals for films and TV commercials under my business Adelaide Animal Actors Agency.
I participate in a number of dog sport activities including Dances With Dogs and Rally Obedience.
Prof Paul McGreevy – University Lecturer and Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine – “A Modern Dog’s Life” and “Carrots and Sticks”
Dr Ian Dunbar – 3-day seminar “Science-Based Dog Training (with Feeling)”
Dr Roger Abrantes – 3-day seminar “The brave new world of dog training: science with a brain and a heart”
Steve Austin, Elite Dog Trainer – weekend seminar held at Camp Tailwaggers in Queensland
TMLE Dangerous Dog Handling Course presented by Steve Austin – 1-day practical training
Dr Ian Dunbar’s Training Academy – Reliability and Games Training Workshop – online training course.
Dr Robert Bailey 2-day Seminar – “Bob Bailey in Adelaide”
I have a National Police Certificate (a ‘police check’), I hold Public Liability Insurance and I am qualified to Provide First Aid.