About Us

 

Lelly Bond B.Sc. (Hons), AMACC,Dip. ACP.

A.P.D.T. No. 00772


A “difficult” puppy triggered my interest in canine psychology and with help and encouragement from other dog trainers it was this puppy that started me on the path of my career in dog training and behaviour counselling.


I am a biology graduate and since 2001 have worked with the Animal Care College tutoring their O.C.N. accredited Canine Psychology, Behaviour Counselling, and Instructor's courses. Education is an important factor in improving the welfare of our pet dogs and being a tutor is, for me rewarding work. It helps pet owners understand their dogs and teaches career students the technical knowledge they will need to succeed in their goals as trainers and behaviourists.


I have a specific interest in the welfare of pet dogs in general and in the way their quality of life can be improved by our understanding of their natural behaviour and their needs as dogs living in our modern society.


Having “dabbled” in breed showing for a number of years I currently have two Labradors who are shown. For them them being at a dog show seems to be a bit like the canine equivalent of a successful coffee morning but my dogs do of course also enjoy all the other “doggy” pursuits such as wallowing in puddles, finding unmentionably horrible things on the Moor and playing with their canine “friends”.


I am a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (A.P.D.T.), the Society for Companion Animal Studies (S.C.A.S.), The Labrador Retriever Club (L.R.C.) and the West of England Labrador Retriever Club (W.E.L.R.C.)

Jo Albon
Jo is Assistant Instructor with PAWS TO LEARN.

“I took our first rescue greyhound (10 years old) to Lelly for reward based training and advice, particularly as he was not responding to me. This was so successful that we took on two more rescues, both of whom also went to Lelly’s training classes. 

I have been helping Lelly with some of her classes for 5 years now. Having spent the latter part of my working life installing, training and supporting users on computer systems,  it is lovely to be able to continue on a similar path in teaching people and even better that it involves dogs and their owners.

I am working towards accreditation with the Kennel Club as an instructor in dog training and canine behaviour. I’m also a volunteer and home-checker for Greyhound Rescue West of England.”