The Kindred Dog Training Family

Meet the family behind Kindred Dog Training. We can't wait to meet your family too!

Kindred Dog Training - Puppy Classes in County Antrim Northern Ireland
Laura McIvor

Lover of all animals with a passion for animal welfare and enriching our dog's lives through training, socialisation and play

Kindred Dog Training - Puppy Classes in County Antrim Northern Ireland

My right hand guy

Playful, cuddly, snuggly he's always at my side wanting to be involved in whatever we are doing. He has wonderful  vocalisations and lets us know when he is happy

He is a super sniffer and enjoys sniffing out catnip and money


The inspiration and reason for becoming a trainer.


She's a major foodie, a true adventurer and also loves a nap and her comforts. She is such a special, sweet and sensitive dog

She is a fab trick dog and has put her smarts to good use by learning tricks

Kindred Dog Training - Puppy Classes in County Antrim Northern Ireland

Forever puppy

Speedy, super playful, super affectionate as a high energy dog he loves to be on the go and playing, to relax he loves a chew and a cuddle

He is a superstar agility dog in training

About Kindred Dog Training

Before adopting my first rescue dog Bonnie I had visions of all the things I would do with my dog : leisurely off lead walks at the beach, socialising with other owners and dogs, and a calm house dog.

When I brought Bonnie home I soon realised those nice visions I had for my dog were never going to be a reality and I felt totally in over my head with how she behaved.


I've set up Kindred to help those owners who are just like I was - who loved their dog, but didn't know what to do and were stressed by their dog's behaviour. 

The training methods I use are all family friendly and kind to the dogs, keeping their personality, spirit and joy of life intact.


Training should be about improving our life and the dog's life so we can coexist more easily and they are a joy to take out and about - it's not about turning our dogs into robots that execute commands!


This is why I use modern and scientifically backed reward based training methods.

How Kindred best serves it's clients

As part of my ethos I take part in CPD (continuing professional development) which means I continue to learn and keep up to date with the latest in dog training, and improve my training skills and knowledge through attending seminars, workshops, watching lectures and studying books.


As an Assessed and Qualified Member of The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers I am proud to display the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter symbol.


This is to ensure that my clients both humans and dogs get the best training and care possible and is receiving the most relevant and up to date advice and expertise.


  • Certified IMDT Dog Trainer

  • Certified Pro Dog Trainer

  • Certified ScentWork NI Instructor & Judge

  • OCN level 3 Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour

  • OCN level 1 Practical Dog Handling & Training

  • OCN level 3 Pet CPR & First Aid

  • TQUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work


  • Canine Training Professional in the Pet Professional Guild

  • Member of the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter

  • Tug-E-Nuff Partner Programme Member

  • Touchango Toys Affiliate 

  • Feelwell's Trainer Club

Workshops and Seminars

  • IMDT 2 Day Career As A Dog Trainer

  • IMDT 4 Day Practical Instructor's Course 

  • IMDT Perfect Puppy Foundations

  • IMDT Canine Aggression & Rehabilitation workshop

  • IMDTB Dog to Human Aggression

  • IMDTB Behaviour Case Studies

  • Rethinking PUPPY Training workshop by Chirag Patel

  • Skills of a tomorrow trainer workshop by Kay Laurence

  • Suzanne Clothier Relationship Centred Training workshop

  • Tellington TTouch workshop