About Me

Ally Gilbertson

Karma Dogs uses reward-based dog training methods to create a strong positive partnership with your dog.  Having experienced aversive techniques, that put me off dog training, I started using positive reinforcement.  The more I learnt, the more I wanted to learn. At the same time I developed my passion for gundog training and started on my journey to become a qualified dog trainer. In 2014 I passed the Instructing Pet Owners Practical course run by the International Dog Behaviour Training Centre and then passed The British Institute of Professional Dog Trainer Basic Instructional Techniques course in 2015.  In 2017 I was awarded Full Membership to the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and in 2018 I was assessed by The Association of Pet Dog Trainers and was awarded full membership (APDT membership number 01363).  I continue to attend a wide range of seminars and courses including Canine First Aid and am taking the Master Dog Trainer course run by IDBTC.  

In my spare time I love to work and compete with my own dogs, and have won a number of working test awards.