• About Me

  • My interest in dog training and behaviour started in 2006 when I rescued a little terrier cross called Lady - picture on the right! This little girl came with lots of ‘baggage’ at just 10 months old that many people told me I would never be able to unravel. That was my challenge – I had no intention of giving up on this little girl. So I went to many seminars, workshops, read lots of good books and called on help and advice from many well respected positive reward based dog training / behaviourist friends to help her. I ended up with a little ‘terror’ who was able to enjoy life with us and live happily with our other dog up to the ripe old age of 16!

    I have now been training dogs for over 25 years having competed in agility and obedience with a succession of dogs from terriers to lurchers to my current dogs, a Bedlington Terrier called Tweed and a Bedlington x Whippet called Reuben! But more of them later!

    My hunger for knowledge on all things ‘dog’, led me down a very interesting and rewarding path to where I am now – running my own dog training business and being able to help others with their puppies and adult dogs. I have achieved many things over this time and constantly attend seminars, workshops and lectures to further my knowledge as part of my ongoing CPD.

    I am a current member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers – an organisation that I am passionate about as they promote kind, fair and effective training. I am also very privileged to be on their team of Instructor Assessors who assess applicants for membership of the Association as well as being a member of the APDT committee.

  • I am an Associate Member of the Animal Care College, having passed their  Advanced Canine Psychology  course with Distinction and I am currently working towards the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour.

    Behaviour work has become a special interest for me and in 2012 I became involved in Bedlington Terrier Rescue Foundation, an amazing small breed rescue organisation run by the breeder of my two current dogs – now a good friend! So it was of course inevitable I would become involved, bringing my dog training / behavioural knowledge and experience to the table! The Rescue became a registered charity in 2017, now going from strength to strength with an amazingly dedicated team of volunteers.  I am the volunteer Training and Behaviour Advisor for the charity and as such I interact with many well qualified and experienced behaviourists around the country who are appointed to work with our adopting families where the dog needs behavioural back up and support.

    I am currently working towards an Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management and about to apply for full membership of INTO Dogs – a regulatory body with a fresh modern approach to positive reward, science based training.

    As well as running Right Start, in my spare time I am also Chair, Treasurer and one of the Senior Instructors of Sevenoaks & District Dog Training Society, a Kennel Club registered club which has been training dogs for well over 50 years!

  • My experience / qualifications at a glance!

    •       Full Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
    •       Registered Animal Training Instructor with the ABTC
    •       Assessor for the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
    •       Association of Pet Dog Trainers - Committee Member
    •       Associate Member of the Animal Care College
    •       Working towards an Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management
    •       Working towards the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Canine Behaviour
    •       Training and Behaviour Advisor for the Bedlington Terrier Rescue Foundation
    •       Chair, Treasurer and Senior Instructor for Sevenoaks & District Dog Training Society, Kent
    •       HNC in Applied Biology specialising in Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Kaye Scott

    "The Boss"!

    I have been running Right Start Dog Training for over 15 years. I love my work and enjoy helping owners to build that special relationship with their dogs. I am also the volunteer Training and Behaviour Advisor for the Bedlington Terrier Rescue Foundation - a rescue charity, close to my heart, that is fast becoming a flagship for Breed Rescue organisations within the UK. 

  • Reuben

    "The Managing Director"!

    Reuben is a 7 year old Bedlington Whippet cross – a special boy who very much enjoys his agility training and we have achieved some great results together! He is always there at my side as the loyal Lurcher that he is!  He tests lots of the new training toys that come on the market so I know what to use in my training sessions!

  • Tweed

    "The Secretary"!

    Tweed is a cute 6 year old liver Bedlington Terrier girlie and Reuben’s auntie!! They have a very special relationship! She is a real 'cuddle bunny'; just happy to settle on anyone’s lap that happens to be free! She is very bright and loves clicker training and masters everything at the first attempt but then doesn’t really understand why she needs to do it again!

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  • Kind, Fair, Effective dog training for all breeds. Small classes to make training informative and fun!