Corinne Kennedy

Corinne is a dog training instructor from Perth in Perthshire who teaches Good Citizen Dog Scheme and supports young handlers who wish to develop their skills in dog training and volunteering. She also does a lot of work for the charity, Canine Partners, from puppy parenting to fundraising and promoting awareness in the community. Corinne is a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor in Companion Dog Training and the Good Citizen Dog Scheme and has been a member of the scheme for five years.  

We caught up with Corinne to find out a little bit more about her involvement in the canine world….

Corinne got into dog training as a child as she was brought up with dogs. When she was just eight years old she got her first dog and it was up to her to train him which she did with a lot of help from her mum. This is where her love of dogs and training came from and discovering just how much they are capable of.

Corinne says that what she likes most about training dogs is that “there is so much variety not just between the different breeds but their owners too. I enjoy being kept on my toes and thinking out of the box to help dogs and owners achieve their goals. I get a lot of satisfaction knowing I have played a part in helping them become a partnership.”

As member of the KCAI Scheme, Corinne firmly believes that it is the way forward to help getting dog training regulated. It also gives people the knowledge that when coming to classes, everything will be done to a good standard as the trainer has had to gain knowledge and experience to get their accreditation.

Amongst all of the qualifications and recognition Corinne has achieved to date, in particular she is proudest of, being nominated for a second year for this award; all of the work she does for Canine Partners from puppy parenting to fundraising and promoting awareness in the community; knowing she has played a part in helping owners learn how to get the most out of dog ownership through passing the Good Citizen Dog Scheme; training her own dog to be a demo dog/ambassador for canine partners; and supporting young people who wish to develop their skills in dog training and volunteering.

In addition to her work with Canine Partners, in the past year Corinne has also got involved with, Brave Hound, which is a charity in Scotland that helps veterans to train their own dogs to help them.

Corinne has owned Labradors for most of her life; however, two years ago she lost her last boy Bear. She does however have lots of friends and family dogs coming to stay for their holidays, so her house is not without a dog for long.

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