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About us

My name is Kelly and I run Walnut & Bailey Dog Training - here I am with Walnut & Bailey on a recent instructors course for Canine Rally Sport where Bailey gained his grade 1&2 and I qualified as a Canine Rally Sport instructor. 

Walnut is 9 and has been training in agility since 2015 and in 2019 we started hoopers. Bailey is 8 and prefers not to run about but is a whizz at Rally and learning new tricks.

They are both Puppy School graduates and are happy and sometimes very funny dogs :-)

kelly nicholson instructor rally

The Story of Walnut & Bailey Dog Training

I have always loved dogs and after being made redundant in 2016 due to a company sale I decided to take the plunge and start my own business doing something I love. I started as a dog walker in late 2016 then started my dog training education.

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Puppy School

I had taken Walnut to Puppy School classes and enjoyed the training so much I began assisting in classes in February 2016. Later in that year I attended the tutors training course which I passed in the spring of 2017. I ran my classes in South London for 4 years before moving to Isle of Sheppey in 2021 and started running classes and 1-2-1 training there.

Puppy School is a member organisation with the ABTC, who's purpose is to set the standards for knowledge and practical skills of trainers/behaviourists to help dog owners find a qualified and ethical dog professional.

 

In 2019 I passed my assessment and became a registered Animal Training Instructor (ATI) so you can be assured I am qualified to help you train your puppies.

 

I can deal with small behaviour problems as an ATI but for anything that has become serious you will need to see a Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CAB). You can check out the ABTC website to find your nearest CAB.

Our Team

Kelly Nicholson ABTC-ATI
jack russell terrier looking happy doing hoopers
terrier cross posing for the camera
Kelly Nicholson
ABTC-ATI

Dog Training Instructor

Walnut

Hoopers Wizard

Bailey

Rally Champ

Our Services

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Puppy Classes
 

Group training and socialisation classes for puppies up to the age of 1 year

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1-2-1 training sessions

Training and socialisation training sessions tailor made to suit you and your puppy

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