Kelly Cancelmo- Founder & Certified Dog Trainer

Kelly Cancelmo

Kelly Cancelmo Certified Professional Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, Canine Nutritionist, MBA

My name is Kelly Cancelmo, and I am the founder of Wagging Right, as well as Partner in StayDog, two companies dedicated to having a happy, healthy, and well-behaved pet. I am a Certified Professional Trainer, CPDT-KA, and a Certified Canine Nutritionist with over 18 years of experience in the pet industry. 

My professional career with dogs started after I graduated from the University of Vermont, in 2003 and began working with dogs at StayDog. During that time, I went back to school at Villanova University where I obtained my MBA and became an owner of the business. My passion for dogs, as well as for learning, led me to get certified as both a Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers as well as obtain my Certification as a Canine Nutritionist.  

It was when I had my two sons, that I was reminded of the importance of not only having a well-behaved family pet but also the importance of the human family members being well educated and understanding of the nature of dogs. See, when I was only 6 years old, I was bitten in the face by a family dog. I was left with thousands of stitches and had several surgeries to correct the damage. Now with my own kids, I realized it was my mission to prevent this from happening to any other kids. 

In 2021 I started Wagging Right, dedicated to providing all the resources owners need to have the very best relationship with their pets, with a particular focus on working with children and families. I focus on training both the family and the dog how to communicate, trust and respect each other as these are the foundation for having a happy and healthy dog. 

Read more about my personal story and the idea behind Wagging Right.

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