Who We Are...

Katrina Williams

After 12 years in the Metropolitan Police, I returned to my original love of working with animals. I volunteered at Rescue Centres and worked with horses as a child, and then studied for a Biology and Psychology degree at Exeter University. I worked as a Veterinary Nurse and continued volunteering, so returning to work with animals seemed a natural thing to do. I have volunteered at the National Animal Welfare Trust and Battersea Dogs Home, and work currently work with Breed specific rescues. I love training dogs, but especially Rescue Dogs - my two are still a work in progress.

 

I am too, furthering my knowledge currently topping up a BSc in Applied Animal Behaviour at Sparsholt University. 

Why Positive Training?

 

Dog Training as an industry is undergoing some major changes, including the movement towards "Positive" training methods. I am a firm proponent of the ethos behind this, because what I teach will always be rooted in researched scientific methods, not anecdotal evidence. In a nutshell:

  • I will always avoid the use of intimidation, punishment or fear in training. 

  • I will promote understanding of modern dog theories, such as the often misunderstood concept of dominance.

  • I will always aim to find the dog's particular motivation, creating mutual benefit for both the dog and owner.  

  • Training should be fun for everyone involved!

Assured, Insured and Accredited

 

Although the dog training industry is largely unregulated, I have worked hard to consolidate my skills and experience with academic and recognised accreditation.

 

I am always continuing to increase the depth and breadth of my knowledge, I have completed a degree in Canine and Feline Sciences at Northampton University, and am currently topping up a BSc in Applied Animal Behaviour at Sparsholt University.​

Dogworthy holds full, current public liability and indemnity insurance via Clivertons. 

​Accreditation

Full Member of the IMDT  |  Full Member of the APDT  |  Full Member of the ABTC  |  FDSc  Psychology/Zoology - Exeter University  |  FDSc Canine & Feline  - Moulton College

Continued Personal Development

Fully CRB/DBS checked |  Fully insured for public liability  |  First Aid Trained, Canine  |  First Aid Trained, Human!  |  IMDT 2 day Career Course  |  IMDT 4 Day Group Class Course  |  IMDT Perfect Puppy Course  |  IMDT Dog Aggression Course  |  Compass Advanced Diploma in CBM  |  1 day UK College of Scentwork  |  2 days Sniffer Dogs UK  |  2 x Chirag Patel Seminars  |  Canine Aggression 5 day - Ian Dunbar

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