Kaye Scott of 'Right Start' and 'The Bedlington Terrier Rescue Foundation'.
"My interest in dog training and behaviour started in 1993 when I rescued a little terrier cross called Lady! 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 modern training and behaviour books and called on help and advice from many well respected positive reward based dog training / behaviourist friends to help me understand her better. I ended up with an amazing 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!
I run Right Start Dog Training, my own dog training business and being able to help others with their puppies and adult dogs. I am a current member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. I am also very privileged to be on their team of Instructor Assessors who assess applicants for membership of the Association. I also served on the committee from 2008 until 2020. 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 modern positive reward based training club which has been training dogs for nearly 60 years! Behaviour work has become a special interest for me and in 2012 I became involved in the Bedlington Terrier Rescue Foundation, an amazing small breed rescue organisation run by the breeder of Tweed and Reuben! So it was of course inevitable I would become involved, bringing my dog training / behavioural knowledge and experience to the table! 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 and foster families where the dog needs behavioural back up and support. I am also a Trustee for the charity. I am currently working towards an Advanced Diploma Applied Animal Behaviour (Canine) Level 5"
You can find out more about the Bedlington Terrier Rescue Foundation or how to donate, at the Bedlington Terrier Rescue Foundation Website