Feeling hopeless, stressed out and as though you don't have what it takes to tackle this?
Hi, I'm Kate and I am completely devoted to helping humans find the joy of dog guardianship. I adore working with families with children and have a keen eye for identifying underlying medical causes of behaviour change.
Over 15 years ago, while working in rescue I brought home my three dogs, Sucre, Papi and Chinny. Each dog had their own unique struggles and quirks!
Sucre in particular had been rescued from an abusive background and had suffered terribly at the hands of humans. He found life completely overwhelming and initially struggled to leave the house or interact with anyone, human or canine, outside of his safe social circle.
I desperately wanted to help Sucre, walks were so stressful. I felt totally out of my depth. My world was shrinking day by day, as we couldn't invite people over easily.
I spent the next 15 years devouring as much information on canine behaviour as I possibly could and along the way, I quickly realised this was fast becoming my life's work.
I knew I wasn't alone, I had friends with similar struggles with their own dogs and you needn't go far to find someone who is also feeling completely overwhelmed by the complexities of canine behaviour.
I spent a number of years working in veterinary practice training as a veterinary nurse, all the while remaining fascinated by the science of behaviour. I would spend my weeks in the veterinary hospital and my weekends with my head in a book, devouring as much information as I possibly could.
The more you learn; the less you know!
I left practice to raise my children and decided this was the right time to take the leap into my true passion of canine behaviour and training. At this point, I decided to become officially qualified and opted for the IMDT as the largest and most well respected training organisation in the UK. IMDT trainers are expected to pass a rigorous and challenging 2 day assessment process to gain membership and I'm very proud to say that I passed with distinction.
I have also successfully passed the IMDT learning, motivation and reinforcement 6 month written correspondence course, again with distinction. I'm an accredited dog trainer through the Dog Training College, passing their rigorous interview and review process. I'm also a Certified Family Dog Mediator, Puppy Training and Canine Body Language Specialist and a Kids Around Dogs Approved Professional.
I'm currently undertaking the School of Canine Science Behaviour Bible, as well as a degree level 6 in Canine Behaviour with The Dogenius and I am constantly ensuring my knowledge is up to date with industry recognised continued professional development.
I consistently invest in my learning to ensure you are always receiving the most up to date and effective methods.
Experience alone is not sufficient as dog training is based on science, and science moves on!
I've spent most of my adult life working to truly understand dogs and I would like to pass on that knowledge to help you and your best friend.Contact Us