About PupStart Border Collie Training


Training with The Collie Consultant

The best start for your border collie

Starting your border collie training while your puppy is very young will help to ensure that all the right things are learned and all the wrong things are NOT learned.

It's an investment in your future together.

  • I am a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP)
  • I have completed an MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Lincoln with distinction (one of only two ABTC approved behaviour courses in the UK).
  • I am a provisional member of the APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors) and a candidate member of the FABC (Federation of Animal Behaviour Clinicians)
  • I completed the Canine Principles Accredited Canine Coaching Diploma
These are among the best training and behaviour qualifications available.

I have been raising and working with border collie puppies since 1994.  Together with my dogs over the years, I have trained in:

  • Obedience
  • Agility & Flyball
  • Sheepdog training

I'm a volunteer kennel assistant and dog trainer at Jerry Green Dog Rescue , working with dogs to improve their lives while they wait for their forever homes.

As well as experience as part of my Master's Degree, I help owners with dogs'  behavioural problems in all breeds.


I'm relaxed, conscientious and easy to get on with.  I'm not judgemental and I'm not going to force you to do anything you don't want to do with your puppy.

Certain negative methods of border collie training may work in the short term but in the long term, they make training much more difficult.

I use kind, gentle methods of training that will help you to build an outstanding relationship between you and your dog.  My methods are fun and effective, involving treats, play and movement to keep dogs interested, engaged and happy.

Training and behaviour consulting qualifications

APBC Provisional Membership:

“Provisional CAB Members have demonstrated that they have the appropriate level of Knowledge and Understanding for the professional role of Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CAB). They are now gaining the practical experience necessary to be assessed as a CAB and therefore become a Full Member of the APBC. The APBC supports its Provisional Members undertaking behaviour consultations.”