Kelly Cottrell, CTC
Kelly Cottrell, CTC is an Honors graduate of the world-renowned The Academy for Dog Trainers, run by the acclaimed author, dog trainer and behavior expert, Jean Donaldson. During her studies, she apprenticed under Gallivan Burwell, CTC, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA of Upward Dog Training and Counseling in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She has also served as the Vice President of The Sula Foundation, an advocacy organization devoted to fostering responsible pit bull guardianship in New Orleans.
Most recently, Kelly served as the Behavior and Training Manager at The Louisiana SPCA, an open-admission shelter providing animal control and community outreach for the City of New Orleans.
Committed to providing the most efficient, user-friendly solutions to her clients’ dog training needs, Kelly passionately pursues ongoing professional development by attending multiple seminars per year and keeping abreast of all industry developments.
Kelly is well-respected in the field and was referred by local veterinarians during her career in New Orleans. When not helping clients live harmoniously with their doggie families, Kelly shares her life with her partner, Kevin Duggan, CPDT-KA of All Dogs Go To Kevin, and their 3 dogs: Villere, Rosa and V.