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Modern training techniques with a focus on your dogs body and emotions

You and your canine partner can learn how to teach new behaviours for life, or sports with positive reinforcement based training. 

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About Hybrid Training

Hybrid Training is all about developing happy and healthy dogs, and successful competitive teams. 

By using clear and positive training methodology,  combining aspects of fitness and bodywork, enrichment, and lifestyle choices you can make sure you canine teammates are healthy and happy, to make for a successful performance, pet, or therapy teams. 

Accomplishments

  • Titling a number of dogs to Champion and Grand Champion level across multiple sports

  • Deo in Dog Almighty TV series. 

  • Flori and Grid - RJHS School Support Dogs

  • Starting the 'School Support Dogs' group and helping a number of other schools start the process of having school support dogs. 

  • Providing animal talent, and managing animal talent in a number of commercial projects including Animals LIke Us advertising, 'Bonkers' pet treats advertising, a TV add , and a James Hardy ad video. 

Collaborations and Projects

  • Contributor of Canine Fitness and Canine Mindfulness challenges in Daisy Peel's The Agility Challenge

  • Scribbler 2022 Pet Coat Range consultant

Qualifications and Certifications

  • BSc Zoology, MSc Zoology (University of Otago)

  • Postgraduate Diploma of Secondary Teaching (AUT)

  • RockTape introduction and Canine Kinestheology taping

  • NorthEast seminars Rocktape FMT Canine Kinestheology Taping Certification

  • Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (FitPaws and University of Tennessee)

  • Fear Free Animal Trainer

  • Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Sports Foundation Trainer

  • Dogs Naturally University Raw Food Specialist certified

Currently training in: 

  • SSANZ Novice Judging

  • Canine Myo-manipulative Functional Therapy (Canine massage)

APDTNZ Member       IAABC Member

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Tonka

I've trained my dogs with HDT for several years, across numerous disciplines including agility, fitness, nose work and more. Kelly is extremely knowledgeable, patient and a great communicator. She has experience working with multiple breeds, sizes and has a particular strength and interest for working with dogs who are challenged by the environment.

Rob

I have learnt a lot from Kelly's seminar's, both handling skills and fitness/conditioning. They are always well thought out, tailored to suit your ability, and delivered with endless energy and enthusiasm, an obvious passion for Kelly. 

My dog especially enjoys the fitness/conditioning exercises as they are taught in a fun positive way and are like tricks to him. 

Maree

Kelly has taught me such a lot of good dog exercises and all of these are fun.  The high reward training is fun for my dogs, increases their desire to perform the exercises, and is helping with muscle development and fitness.  And all the while Kelly is encouraging and helping me to improve and get the best from it

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Tonka

I've trained my dogs with HDT for several years, across numerous disciplines including agility, fitness, nose work and more. Kelly is extremely knowledgeable, patient and a great communicator. She has experience working with multiple breeds, sizes and has a particular strength and interest for working with dogs who are challenged by the environment.

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Rob

I have learnt a lot from Kelly's seminar's, both handling skills and fitness/conditioning. They are always well thought out, tailored to suit your ability, and delivered with endless energy and enthusiasm, an obvious passion for Kelly. 

My dog especially enjoys the fitness/conditioning exercises as they are taught in a fun positive way and are like tricks to him. 

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Maree

Kelly has taught me such a lot of good dog exercises and all of these are fun.  The high reward training is fun for my dogs, increases their desire to perform the exercises, and is helping with muscle development and fitness.  And all the while Kelly is encouraging and helping me to improve and get the best from it

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Christine

Kelly is a great positive reinforcement trainer. 

She has lots of experience and knowledge and is a great asset as a trainer for any family/team wanting to work with their dog.  Super friendly but always honest,  ends up not just as your trainer but a genuine friend also.

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The Hybrid Training Crew

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