Why Choose Kelford Dog Training School?
Kelford’s Background and Philosophy
Kelford was created in 1978. Harnessing the healing and corrective attributes of ‘touch’, Kelly introduced the unique training techniques to the rebalancing of aggressive canines, such success was achieved throughout the trials that the techniques were introduced into the Lifestyle Training Program, benefitting all dogs of any age.
The concept of Kelford is based on calm energy and mutual wellbeing. Kelford Training is highly successful and through choice remains an independent training establishment for both humans and canines. Our highly productive techniques do not incorporate the use of treats, clickers or other contemporary gimmicks.
Kelford training is based on developing and maintaining the trust and respect bond between the individual owner and canine companion. This is achieved through highly productive calming techniques that are mutually beneficial for both canine and owner.
Kelford standards are extremely high, we remain exclusive as we are dedicated to each case study and recognise our dedication to each owner and canine along with our years of living with dogs, as being the reason for our success. We ensure the canine is never in a position to feel stifled.
Kelford Techniques ensure neither canine or human are ever taken out of their comfort zone, and the canine, through careful channelling, swiftly recognises the capabilities of the owner.
The canine, throughout the training process, increasingly looks to the owner willingly for direction, rather than instinctively taking action. After carrying out the Rebalancing Process it is frequently said to us by owners that their previously labelled ‘nuisance canine’ has become ‘charming’ and a joy to own. The qualities and abilities of the canine are extensive, but sadly treat training only skims the surface of dog ownership, positioning the owner as purely a provider and not a competent leader.
The typical approach to dog training is a one size fits all policy.
Treat training creates a relationship between dog and owner whereby the owner is purely a provider and the dog is only responding for personal gain. This is a very shallow approach to dog ownership and seldom leads to the phenomenal relationship attainable between owner and canine that we create at Kelford.
Trained correctly and sympathetically the canine gives us the opportunity to utilize their skills in order to benefit and enhance our lifestyle. The canine has abilities way beyond that of the human. At Kelford we bring anenrichment to canine ownership that is often interpreted as therapeutic, along with a human connection with the canine that is second to none.
At Kelford we recognize that no two dogs are identical in character, and no two people are the same. Our bespoke training looks at the clients initial reason for dog ownership, remembering that a dog should enhance the lifestyle rather than rule it. We assess the capabilities and natural handling ability of the owner, and assess the existing relationship. We provide breed specific training where we consider the breed/combination breed characteristics and past history, any training to date, behavior issues and most importantly the owners expectations. Only then are we in a position to design the perfect bespoke training program. This is where the concept of Kelford training uniquely combines our experience in both canine and human psychology, offering mutual wellbeing and total harmony for the perfect canine/human relationship.
- Are kind, positive and highly productive
- Do not incorporate the use of treats
- Do not use or rely on clickers, lures or other contemporary gimmicks to gain results
- Ensure both owner and canine learn how to communicate clearly with one another
- Do not include the use of any harsh methods
- Do not alienate the owner or canine
- Improve the owner’s leadership skills whilst allowing the dog
to recognize the owner’s qualities and abilities
- Develop the trust/ respect bond between owner and canine
- Maximize the dog’s potential
- Create a balanced canine/ human relationship
- Offer a fulfilled future for both owner and canine
- Give owner and canine the opportunity to discover and enjoy living
together in mutual harmony
- Kelford = Total Equilibrium
Our location is as important to our success as the methods of training we use. This is why Kelford Training Centre is set in the most beautiful part of North Wales, bringing peace and tranquillity to the dog training experience.
Untouched and unspoilt with an abundance of natural wildlife, the tranquillity this brings is the first stage of introduction to any of our training programs. Situated 1000 feet above sea level, the air is pollution free, pheasants and French Partridge strut, Welsh Kites swoop down from the skies and lambs graze the fields.
Kelford offers both owner and canine the opportunity of benefiting from a relaxing, yet highly productive, dog training break or holiday.
For those unable to visit us at the training centre, we operate nation wide and throughout Europe. Our trainers are able to visit you in your home environment and offer the Kelford expertise in your own home.