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) Karen Pryor is the founder of clicker training.
  • I'm nearing completion of an MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Lincoln (one of the two best centres for dog training in the UK).
  • In 2020 I completed the Canine Principles Canine Coaching Accredited Diploma and the Canine Principles Fear Course.
These qualifications have set me up with the best, most up-to-date border collie training currently 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 part of my Master's Degree, I have experience of a variety of 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.

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