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All About Me

Scientifically proven, modern, reward based training.


I’m Katie and I am the founder of Positive Paws Dog Training.  For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for dogs.  I was fortunate enough to be able to have a change of career in 2013 and I completed my City and Guilds Level 2 and 3 as a dog groomer.  It was during this training that we had an introduction to canine behaviour, which was fascinating.  The methods that we were taught to use whilst grooming were force free and reward based.  I set my dog grooming business up and this proved to be very successful. And, some of my more tricky canine clients were won round by using reward based training, how satisfying this was!

With my own dogs I have trained extensively with general obedience, trick training, heal work to music and agility. I have also had the privilege of working as assistant trainer for a fun dog agility class and have been assistant during puppy and older dog training classes.

Now, I’d like to share my knowledge of canine behaviour with my clients and have the satisfaction of watching their individual unique team of dog and human flourish.  To enhance my skills I have trained professionally with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), and have completed a Level 3 OCN Certificate in Canine Learning, Motivation and Reinforcement as well as being up to date with Canine First Aid Level 2.

I am able to offer a variety of classes that will cater for all your training needs. No matter what service you book, you’re guaranteed to learn everything there is to know about raising a respectful and problem-free dog.

At Positive Paws Dog Training, our aim is to provide real solutions to the most common challenges that dog owners face. Through expert force free training and applying kind, approachable, and humane principles, we are here to help you alleviate all of that unwanted owner stress.

My training with the IMDT includes:

2 Day Career as a Dog Trainer

4 Day Practical Instructors Course

Canine Body Language

Perfect Puppy

Loose Leaders

Learning Theory Explained

The Exercises - Foundation to Advanced

Happy Recallers

Easy Peasy Puppy Instructor

Level 3 OCN Canine Learning, Motivation and Reinforcement 

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Code of Ethics

  • To train only using science based force free techniques. We do not allow the use of any equipment that may cause pain, fear or suffering to any dog. Eg Choke chains, slip leads, prong collars, shock collars.

  • We actively show dog owners how to train with kindness and without fear.

  • To remain adequately trained, ensuring a kitemark of excellence for owners in an industry that is unregulated.

  • To attend continued professional development.

  • To support dog owners before, during and after their training throughout the life of their dogs.

  • To continue to work with Vets and other pet professionals for an integrated approach to your dogs care.

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