Kate is a dog trainer and behaviourist with 20 years experience. After completing her BSc Hons degree in Animal Science in 2018, she set up her busy dog training school in Kent where she specialises in offering dog sport classes for pet dogs as well as seeing a variety of behavioural cases. She is known for her ability to train reactive dogs and integrate them into busy group classes so well that nobody can guess which dog is the reactive dog!
She has taught UK Sniffer Dogs classes since 2018 and had great success in bringing the benefits of nose work to reactive dogs in her behavioural work as well as with working breeds that need an outlet for all their energy. Kate has also taught prison-based dog training and welfare programmes designed to promote positive behavioural change and engagement in education. She has taught the UK Sniffer Dogs training programme to Young Offenders who have successfully taken part in competitive UK Sniffer Dogs trials. The positive effects of this programme were praised by Ofsted who noted that those that took part showed considerable improvements in their Maths and English skills, they showed greater engagement in education and their behaviour improved.
As well as scent detection, Kate offers Pet Gundog training courses, Mantrailing, UK Sniffer Dogs and Tracking. In early 2023 she started offering practical instructors courses for dog trainers and behaviourists that aim to build their skills and confidence and encourage them to bring scent activities and pet gundog training into their everyday classes and one to one's.