Katie is the proprietor of Kadarow Dog Training and has been involved in dog training for over nine years - she took over the reins of Pawsitive (previous name of Kadarow Dog Training) five years ago. Katie qualified as a Gold level approved instructor with the Acadmey of Dog Training and Behaviour (ADTB) back in 2006.
Katie runs all the classes and she gets a lot of enjoyment out of taking them and does so in a relaxed and friendly manner. Her main aim is to support all owners and to encourage them to have fun with their dogs and get the very best out of them as a result. She grew up with dogs and has always had dogs around her. She has a particular love of Border Collies but she loves all dogs (especially fun, mischievous puppies!). Billy, her eleven year old Working Sheep Dog/Border Collie, is primarily a much loved family pet, but he loves to work and exercise (not only his body, but his brain, too). Travis, the most recent addition to her family, is a pure bred Border Collie and is now seven. He's a bundle of love, and the keenest and most affectionate dog anyone could wish for.
Katie with her beloved Billy
Jenny joined our team at Kadarow (when it was Pawsitive) at the beginning of 2011. Jenny is a member and approved instructor of the Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour (ADTB) and she qualified as a Gold level instructor in December 2011.
Jenny assists in the running of Katie's classes and gives individual attention to dogs and owners, where needed. Being a dog lover, Jenny has always owned a dog since her teens and currently has two - Bella, a kelpie x and Bessy who is a collie x. Bella is 3 years old and was obtained as a puppy. She has boundless energy and has walked up both Skafel Pike and Ben Nevis with no problem. She also takes part in dog agility. Bessy is about 2 years old and a rescue dog who had a very poor start in life but has been with Jenny since April and is making good progress. Bessy also made it to the top of Ben nevis.
Jenny with her partner and her very fit dogs, Bella and Bessy, on top of Ben Nevis
Owning a puppy or dog is tremendous fun and can be very rewarding, and even more so if the puppy knows the basic obedience commands and is a happy, friendly sociable animal. Here at Kadarow that’s exactly what we aim to achieve, while working together with you and your puppy or dog.
At Kadarow we not only believe in the need for high quality obedience training, we also know the importance of the socialisation of your dog, not only with other dogs, but with humans, too. We do this through fun and reward methods. If a dog is enjoying themselves and having fun, they are much more willing to work. In fact, they don’t see it as work, much like us humans. We use fair, kind and effective methods with toys and treats to make training fun for both you and your dog!
Children are very welcome to come along to classes, but we must insist that they act in a calm and quiet manner. It almost goes without saying that dogs need to be happy, comfortable and confident in the presence of children, and because of this, Katie's own daughters will often be present at classes. We actively encourage children to take part, so if your child would like to be your dog's handler, then please let us know and we will do all we can to help.
Puppies and dogs of all ages, temperaments and abilities are most welcome to our classes - although if a dog has an aggression problem, it might be more suitable for all if work was done on a one to one basis, in the first instance - please check out the One to One page for more info on this. The only thing we insist on, for puppies and dogs of all ages, is that they are fully vaccinated.
If you have any queries or questions, please feel free to contact Katie. Her contact details can be found on the Contact Us page.
Katie's beautiful boy, Travis