About Me

About Me

Kelly Arbogast AS, BA
Animal Behavior Consultant
CPDT-KA, AKC CGC Evaluator, APDT, CAP1, OSCT

Personal Dog Trainer

My goal in life was always to make a difference in the world and to change people's lives. Yet my passion was to work with animals. I now feel more than lucky to be able to combine my passion and goal together through training.

Kelly is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with two college degrees: A BA in Psychology with a focus in animal cognition, and an Associate in Animal Science. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge and Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA). Which is a skill based certification that tests expert training and instruction skills through hands-on exercises. She is a CGC evaluator for the American Kennel Club, and obtained a CAP1 which is a clicker competency assessment. Kelly is currently the Director of the Behavior Department for the NH Humane Society and travels to other animal shelters helping their dogs in need. She enjoys creating behavioral modification plans to help shelter dogs become more adoptable and help them find their forever homes. She is also a member of the association of professional dog trainers (APDT), an Operation Socialization Certified Trainer (OSCT), and a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild. Kelly has helped to train dogs for Canine Companions for Independence - which is an organization that raises and trains service dogs for people with disabilities. Because she feels it is important to always have an understanding of the most recent research Kelly enjoys attending annual educational conferences, classes, and seminars in order to keep up with the ever so changing knowledge in this field.

She has been training dogs for over 12 years with both basic obedience training as well as behavioral modification for serious behavioral issues including aggression. Her education in canine behavior and the psychology of how they think and learn allows her to feel comfortable working with all behavioral issues.

Kelly offers both in-home private training as well as group obedience classes. With compassion and positivity she enjoys being able to help you and your dog create a lasting bond and strong communication skills using only humane and modern techniques.

Kelly has 2 dogs of her own: Finley and Ever (both shelter rescues) and a Vietnamese Potbelly Pig Mu who enjoys spending her time as a therapy pig by visiting nursing homes and after school programs.

I continue to learn something new from each dog and am convinced that I will never stop learning!

My goal in life was always to make a difference in the world and to change people's lives. Yet my passion was to work with animals. I now feel more than lucky to be able to combine my passion and goal together through training.

      

Me In The News

Ramblin' Vewe Farm: Mu At Ramblin' Vewe Farm | Article
Happy Tails: Happy Tails Dog Park Newsletter
Happy Tails: Happy Tails Dog Park Newsletter
Union Leader: Mu goes to the nursing home
My article on reducing stress: Operation Socialization Blog

Mission Statement


"To help rehabilitate broken bonds and improve the relationship of human and canine through positive, realistic, and modern behavioral modification. By showing owners how to become a more active leader of their pack and re adjusting priorities we can modify behavior as a team! Also to become a more active part of the NH community making safer more approachable dogs, as well as more educated owners."