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Dog training in the Winchester area

Hello!
 

Thanks for visiting. If you’ve come here I’m guessing that you are about to become the proud owner of a new puppy or perhaps you're welcoming a rowdy rescue dog into your house for the first time and are in need of some dog training advice? 

 

Do you already have a dog who has some behavioural issues? In any case, you’re in the right place. Have a look around and give me a call if you’d like to chat more about training options for your pooch.

 

I cover the Hampshire area including Winchester, South Wonston, Kings Worthy, Crawley, Sparsholt, Littleton, Harestock, Sutton Scotney, Micheldever, Itchen Abbas, Easton, Twyford, Hursley and Colden Common.

So how can I help you and your dog?

Dogs ‘misbehave’ for a variety of reasons, including lack of training, frustration, boredom, lack of confidence or anxiety. I can help you to understand why your dog is behaving in a way you don’t want and teach you how to guide them to behave more appropriately. I use proven scientific methods which are based on how dogs learn, and I strongly believe that it’s essential to create a suitable learning environment, your home or a local park for example, to enable you and your dog to flourish. 

Why choose me?

I've had the pleasure of sharing my life and home with multiple rescue dogs over the past twenty years. This has provided me with valuable first hand experience of some of the challenges which you might be facing if you're a first time dog/puppy owner.
 

I've got practical experience of teaching and assisting with group classes, coaching owners in 1-2-1 sessions. I constantly strive to ensure my knowledge is up-to-date, and attend seminars and study with leading industry professionals regularly. See below for a list of courses completed and qualifications.

When we meet for the first time I'll spend a lot of time getting to know you and your dog. We'll identify any issues together and can then work to resolve them. I believe in understanding the full picture and tailoring a training package  specific to you, your dog, your lifestyle and your specific requirements. Training is carried out at a time and location to suit you and your dog and we'll make use of natural environments (your local park for example) to allow you to teach your dog real life skills.

I’m fully insured and canine first aid trained.

What people say...

Nina Irlam (& Winnie)

Katie has been an invaluable help to me with my 2 yr old terrier both with basic training and with agility.

 

She has a lovely quiet empathy and perception of the dogs abilities and temperament. When problems arise [ mostly a result of the owner!] she is quickly able to offer a solution or advise a different approach.

I would have no hesitation in recommending her for dog training classes and wish she was more local to me so that I could attend her classes!

Carol

Meeting Katie for a one to one dog training session was truly inspirational.

 

She knew all sorts of clever techniques to get my chihauhau to follow instructions enthusiastically and also have lots of fun at the same time!

 

I learnt things that I could easily incorporate into my daily routine and it has been hugely beneficial!

 

A big thank you to Katie for all her help!

Jenni

Excellent dog trainer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

First met Katie when my pup (Argo) was 14 weeks. Argo is a low content wolf dog which brings a new dimension to dog training.

 

Katie has taken the time to get to know Argo and understand the differences that the wolf DNA presents.  As a consequence Katie's guidance has been invaluable in developing trust and respect through her fun, relaxed and positive training.  

 

Argo is now 9 months and we still attend training with Katie. 

 

If you are looking for a trainer who is welcoming, supportive and instructive I would highly recommend Katie.

My qualifications

I take my role very seriously and strive to stay up-to-date with the latest methods and research studies. I’m also fully insured and first aid trained.

 

My training and qualifications are listed below:

  • International Dog Behaviour Conference (2021)

  • IMDTB Understanding and Working with Canine Behaviour - Analysis and Application (2021) (L5 OCN accredited)

  • International Dog Trainers Winter Summit (2020)

  • School of Canine Science - Puppy Development
    and Socialisation (2020)

  • International Dog Behaviour Conference (May 2020)

  • School of Canine Science - Nutrition and Behaviour (2020)

  • IMDT Understanding and Working with Canine Behaviour - Consultations, Foundations and Function of Behaviour (2019) (L4 OCN accredited)

  • School of Canine Science 30 Days of Canine Science (2019)

  • IMDTB 2 day Consultation & Follow Up (2019)

  • IMDTB Working with Noise Sensitivity & Phobias (2019)

  • School of Canine Science Fear (2019)

  • Dog First Aid, Emergency Canine Care (2019)

  • IMDTB Behaviour Case Studies (2018)

  • IMDT Learning, Motivation & Reinforcement -
    (L3 OCN 
    accredited)

  • Understanding and Working with Canine Behaviour (2018) 

  • IMDT Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation (2018)

  • IMDT Canine Body Language (2018)

  • IMDT / Conservation K9 Consultancy: World of Detection (2017)

  • IMDT Therapy Dogs PTSD (2017)

  • IMDT Happy Recallers (2017)

  • IMDT Impulse Control (2017)

  • IMDT 2 Day Career as a Dog Trainer (2016)

  • IMDTB Resource Guarding (2016)

  • IMDT Grumpy Dogs (2016)

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