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Kate's K9s Ethos

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'A dog convinced against its will, is of the same opinion still.'

When we tap into the correct way of thinking, there’s a world of opportunity to help us teach our dogs get it right without using fear, force or any  gadgets invented by humans. Every service myself and the team offer is approached using a calm and consistent Dog Listening approach so that any dog in our care can trust us and therefore have loads of fun but also remain safe.

Dog Listening is an approach that am fully qualified to deliver and works with any non medical behaviour issue. An amazing approach that has changed mine and thousands of others lives. Please see the Learning to Listen page for more details.

We will board one dog or two from the same household at a time, in mine and my colleagues Emma, Renata and Joyce's homes.  This way they receive all the attention they need and of course have lots of walks, cuddles and  the opportunity to play with our resident dogs.


While walking dogs we have a policy walking up to 5 dogs at a time on group walks and we may add our resident dog to this group too. This is so we can ensure that every dog is safe and dogs are not overwhelmed. We also ensure that your dog is matched with other dogs that they will connect with.

We are all DBS checked, have obtained a Level 2 VTQ certified qualification in pet first aid and CPR, fully licenced and insured and dogs will always travel in individual cages in a fully ventilated vehicle. We will also make sure they are comfortable and cared for while travelling.


We hope you enjoy navigating the site and if you have any questions please do contact us.



We Love Our Clients

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What Owners Say

"Truly Understands Dogs"

Dog Listening

"Reliable, Honest and Diligent"


"So Reassuring"


We have recently had Kate over for consultation for our GSD age 2!  Kate has been amazing her knowledge and experience is brilliant such a lovely person who truly understands Dogs, she has giving us the best advice  and changed our lives with our dog, we are now more confident with our dog knowing how to deal with him! I wish i had known about Kate  before! I would highly recommended Kate to anyone looking for training! we had so many trainers and not had any luck with any of them apart from Kate!!  Lovely caring person takes her time explaining and making sure you understand your dogs behaviour we are all very happy with the outcome. You will definitely see the results same day as we have seen the difference it is now a week since we had the training and has already made a huge difference, happier dog happier us.
Thank you Kate keep up the hard  work

Bee Bee

Just a few weeks after getting our puppy, our circumstances changed and I was devastated that we would have to trust someone else with her care and training. She hadn’t been fully vaccinated and it was very stressful.

A neighbour recommended Kate’s K9s. Communication was excellent and they were able to help us immediately. Both Kate and Emma came to meet Clover, our puppy, and Belle, our 8 year old Labrador. We could tell instantly that they were genuine dog lovers and incredibly knowledgable.

They were very helpful and flexible with deciding on a routine that would meet their needs and fit with their existing clients.

Emma has been amazing with both our dogs. She supports our training and rules for them as well as showering them with love and attention. I can honestly say that both dogs adore her. We love the daily videos and photos that show how relaxed and content the dogs are when they are being walked. I also like that they cap the number of dogs permitted to be in the same group.

I felt comfortable very quickly and trust Emma to be reliable, honest and diligent.

As Clover’s routine is changing and with the ever-evolving COVID situation, Kate’s K9s has been flexible and adaptable. We know it is the dogs’ favourite part of the day and look forward to a long relationship with them. We would highly recommend Kate’s K9.

Kate and Emma were brilliant in getting to know our pup before her boarding experience, they came to visit us and spent a substantial amount of time getting as much information as possible about her and her routine. The organised walk with their dogs was a great idea to also see ours out on a walk interacting with new dogs. They both were so reassuring when we asked loads of questions, putting us at ease for our puppies first time away from us. It was lovely to get regular updates everyday and by the time we picked her up, our pup had made herself quite at home with Emma and Lexi. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Kate and Emma again, we picked up a happy confident pup who had grown from her experience of meeting a new family and meeting loads more furry friends on her walks.

Paula Baldwin

Maddi Brittain

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