Hi, I'm Katie

I run Pawsome Canines as a dog walker, dog trainer and behaviour consultant

I've been working with dogs now for over 5 years professionally and for over 10 years in rescues as a volunteer. I've fostered 17 dogs of different breeds and with different behaviour issues and now volunteer as the Dog Welfare Officer for the Senior Staffy Club. 

 

I love working with dogs and their families to maintain and strengthen a great relationship and bond.

I use fun, easy to understand methods to help train your dog. I never use pain or fear and instead use reward-based methods such as toys, food or praise.

Most of the dogs I've fostered/owned have had behavioural issues, so I completely understand how it feels - I've experienced the frustration, embarrassment, disappointment and been upset too! I won't be judgemental as I've probably been in your shoes at some point but I will work with you to help you understand what's going on with your dog and how to make things better.

 

 

I am constantly updating my knowledge on dog training and behaviour and my qualifications include:

  • Degree in Zoology (includes animal behaviour) from University of Liverpool

  • Diploma in Canine Psychology and Behaviour from Reaseheath College

  • Puppy Start Right for Instructors from Karen Pryor Academy

  • Canine Body Language and Facial Expression and Canine body language and facial expression in dog-dog interactions from Sarah Whitehead

  • Puppy Lab and 30 days of Canine Science from the School of Canine Science

  • Canine Problem Behaviour and Dogs and Children Certificate from the Ethology Institute

  • Dog Bite Prevention Certificate from DogNostics Career Centre

I'm a member of the Canine Principles Skills Hub which provides courses and workshops that are being updated continuously.

Certificates earnt from here include: Senior Dog Care Course, Canine Fear Course, Interactive Play, Canine Enrichment, Canine Calmness and Predation Substitute Training 

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I'm also a member of the Dog Welfare Alliance. This means I have taken a pledge to only use force-free and positive training methods in my dealings with animals

I'm listed on the Professional Dog Business UK website: https://professionaldogbusinessesuk.co.uk/  - they only include businesses that have the necessary insurance, qualifications and training to provide the best care for your dog 

I'm a member of the Pet Professional Network an international business support and educational platform for kind, ethical and trusted pet professionals. 

I've undergone a personal assessment process, ensuring I meet their high standards, ethics and force and fear-free philosophy.

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