Hi I'm Kylie.
I'm a teacher and a dog nerd.
Kylie Hughes is the human behind Skypuppy School. She has a Diploma of Education from the University of Canberra and a Science Undergraduate Degree from Charles Sturt University.
In 2022 Kylie certified as a FDM - Family Dog Mediator, and has completed the Puppy Lab Certificate by the School Of Canine Science. She is currently undertaking a 3 year behaviour qualification with The School of Canine Science, alongside their scent work course. Kylie is a qualified Canine Hoopers Instructor.
Kylie has been around dogs as long as she can remember; her grandfather was a sheep farmer and she loved watching the working dogs do their thing. She wishes dearly she could talk to her 'Boompa' now and pick up some Kelpie training tips from him!
Kylie has been working as a professional dog trainer since early 2019, building a strong reputation as a pet minder, providing walk and train sessions through Mad Paws. In 2021 Kylie worked with All Round Good Hounds as a puppy trainer and workshop presenter.
Kylie has been a foster carer with 4Lyfe Rescue since 2017 and has successfully rehomed more than a dozen dogs, including the settling of some trickier rescue cases. Kylie volunteers with ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) as a temperament tester, assessing dogs in local and regional pounds.
In 2021, the time felt right to launch Skypuppy School, a venture which combines Kylie’s teaching expertise with her passion for dogs. Skypuppy School specialises in small group classes that provide you with a supportive space where you can progress skills while having fun with your dog.
Kylie competes in GRC Dogsports and has achieved an SR1 title with her dog Miku. She is now using the foundations of the social responsibility test to train her adolescent Bernese Mountain Dog Stevie; as well as working towards a SR2 title. In 2023 the Skypuppies will also be having fun with scent work.