Dog Behaviourist, Trainer & Puppy Specialist.

Kirsty’s Pet Clinic was established by Kirsty Spencer, who has been training dogs since 2006, during which time has helped thousands of dogs. Kirsty offers everything from one to one training, behavioural consultations, and classes. Providing modern, smart training solutions that work. Kirsty only uses positive reinforcement, without fear, submission or intimidation. She will teach you to train your dog by using motivational techniques such as toys, and food to get the best results. Whether you’ve got a new puppy, a rescue dog or you’ve got a senior dog with problems such as anxiety, aggression, pulling on the lead, or persistent barking, Kirsty will have a solution for you!

Behavioural consultations

Behavioural consultations

Understand your dog’s behaviours

one to one Training

Training in a natural environment

Puppy Packages

Positive start

Socialisation
and training classes

Socialisation
and training classes

Positive, modern techniques

Socialisation
and training classes

Socialisation
and training classes

Positive, modern techniques

Intensive Training

Tailored to the owner

Rescue Dog Training

The best advice

Virtual Training

Anywhere in the world

canine massage therapy

canine massage therapy

Holistic hands-on therapy

Years of experience

As a behaviourist with over 15 years professional experience, Kirsty has worked with a variety of breeds and behavioural issues. Kirsty understands every dog is different, and she provides a range of training solutions to meet individual needs. She will provide a tailored plan which is easy to follow and will meet your expectations.

Kirsty believes in positive training done in a relaxed way that allows all the family to become involved.
Kirsty rehabilitates and trains dogs by working with the dog but most importantly with you, the owner.
Kirsty is an extremely experienced and well-respected dog behaviourist who receives referrals from Vets, rescue centres and other dog related services.

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Working across the country…

Kirsty covers Lancaster, Morecambe, Carnforth, Kendal, Windermere, Grange over Sands and surrounding villages for face-to-face sessions, however online assessments and training are available to you anywhere in the country! Dog Training, Puppy Training and Socialisation classes are currently held in Carnforth, Slyne with Hest, Morecambe and Bolton-le-Sands. Classes focus on dog socialisation, training, obedience, agility and are fun for both owner and dog.

Kim Sharrod
2021-06-30
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Massive thank you to Kirsty for helping me train my Shorkie Odin he went from pulling and jumping all the time on walks and having no recall at all, to being a pleasure to walk and having great recall (so long as a lady didn't catch his eye ?) also thank you for all the practical advice on things in the home and answering my endless questions on our training sessions. thanks again definitely recommend ☺️
paul chapman
2021-06-27
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We took our two shih tzu pups to Kirsty’s six-week training course and we’re very happy with the outcome. They and we learned the essential basics and had fun doing it. Kirsty has an enviable knack with dogs. She was able to get the attention of ours when we struggled to keep them focused. Very happy, would recommend.
Sarah Fisher
2021-06-23
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I have been attending 1:1 sessions with kirsty and my cockapoo for a few months now. I was worried that I couldn't do much about my cockapoo's behaviour as she is 5 years old, but kirsty put my mind at rest and has come up with brilliant solutions and ways to get things back on track. I really like that the training is all positive. My dog loves the sessions (so do I!) , and kirsty is kind, patient and explains things brilliantly. Would definitely recommend.
Ruth Hewitt
2021-06-10
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We have had one to one sessions with Kirsty with our Patterdale terrier. Each session was tailored to issues we were having at the time and carried out in real life situations to make the most of the time. Kirsty is friendly and approachable as well as very knowledgeable about all aspects of training and dog behaviour and the sessions are packed with advice, demonstration and practice, making them great value. Kirsty will also follow up with advice or recommendations for toys/food/training aids etc via email or text. We have also been to some of her classes which are a mixture of training, agility and socialisation and great fun for dogs and owners alike.
sarah
2021-06-07
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I first contacted Kirsty through a recommendation for help with my puppy, Bella, as we were struggling with pulling, nipping, excitement, jumping and lack of recall! I had lost my confidence with her behaviour and as a first time dog owner really needed some help! Bella was about 6/7 months when I first saw Kirsty and in retrospect I should have contacted her sooner. Kirsty has been brilliant and I would go so far as to say she has changed our lives for the better! My favourite things about Kirsty are that she tailors the sessions to you and your dog. She listens to exactly the problems you are having and tailors the instructions specifically for you. She is down to earth, friendly, non-judgemental and I felt at ease with her from the very beginning. She takes time to gain an understanding of the home situation and factors that might be influencing the dogs’ behaviour, and is realistic with her advice and takes your limitations into account. She is very knowledgeable about dog breeds and directs advice specific to the dog’s nature and temperament. She gave me advice on all aspects of behaviour, diet, toys and games, exercises to do at home and when walking, and gave me very specific things to work on after each session. It can be a minefield trying to know what to do when there is so much advice given from the internet and other sources, and Kirsty helped me see the wood from the trees by allowing me to simply focus on her very clear advice. Kirsty follows up the sessions with further information and links, and has answered queries when I have had them in between sessions. Bella has progressed so much. She is a year old now and she is an absolute pleasure to walk and has made such a lot of progress in all the areas I mentioned above. I can wholeheartedly recommend Kirsty as a skilled and genuinely caring dog trainer x 5 stars from me! X
Matthew Ward
2021-05-26
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Kirsty has been working with our dog Martha for just under a year now. Martha was very anxious around other dogs after a bad experience when she was a young puppy. She would bark, lunge and show her teeth whenever another dog came into view. Kirsty has provided us with endless amounts of helpful information about toys, routine, diet, equipment as well as supporting us with training. Kirsty is very patient and has helped Martha to become less anxious by working at her pace- baby steps! She is now able to walk alongside other dogs on the lead and she is due to start classes so she can socialise with groups of dogs in just a few weeks time. This is unbelievable progress! Kirsty is very understanding and approachable- I highly recommend her.
Jacqui Thomas
2021-04-29
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I have been doing dog training sessions with my 2 dogs for over a year now, I started on a 121 basis due to adopting a rescue Dachshund that joined my other dog, a Shih Tzu...chaos in the house within a week! Kirsty supported me with walking sessions, behavioural tips and the dogs settled in no time. I attend her classes once a week and myself and the dogs really enjoy them. Kirsty is very knowledgeable and friendly and I would recommend the classes to anyone who wants to train their dogs.
Phil Sandham
2021-04-28
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Hi all I was so fortunate that someone recommended Kirsty Myself and Paddy have been seeing Kirsty for about 2 years for a once a month session It's been a blast, she is so good with Paddy and we have come a long way Paddies recall is spot on, he is calm and walks without pulling. Paddy can spot Kirsty a mile off and always makes a beeline for her just to receive his treat then comes back to me when I give him two sharp whistles. I am always recommending Kirsty as I am so satisfied with her teaching.
Joanne Lawson
2021-04-22
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Kirsty has provided one to one sessions for Colin my, now, 8 month old lurcher since he was 10 weeks old. She is friendly and professional and comes with a wealth of knowledge which has helped Colin to master a range of commands as well as working on good recall. I highly recommend Kirsty for any new puppies. She has certainly kept us on track and I can’t thank her enough. Sophie and Colin ?

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