Hi, I'm Kate
Dog Listener, Dog Walking and Home Boarding



Dogs have always featured strongly in my life. I grew up with dogs as pets, and throughout my adult life, I have owned and have experience of many different breeds, including rescue dogs. It has become clear to me that our lives are enriched by the companionship of our pets; the saying  ‘dog is a man’s best friend’ has been well proven. 


I resigned as an Assistant Head at a secondary school to retrain as a dog behaviour specialist and pursue my dream of opening my own business working with dogs and their owners. In addition to my dog walking, dog listening and boarding business, I am keen to take my work into schools. Throughout my teaching career, I have been interested in the emotional health and wellbeing of young people.

I believe that, based on a relationship of mutual respect, the unconditional love that dogs give us could also help young people with mental health, anxiety and confidence issues. I intend to develop this business to combine my love of working with children and dogs on a therapeutic basis.  Watch this space for more details!

I pride myself on being organised, approachable and having an enthusiastic and positive approach to life. I am fully committed to helping clients to look after their pets whilst also guiding and enabling people to have the happiest life possible with their dogs

Hi, I'm Emma 
Dog Listener

I am excited to be joining part of the Kate’s K9’s team as a dog listener. I am currently a secondary school teacher but have always had a love of animals, dogs in particular. I wanted to train and give back to all those who understand that a dog is more than a pet, but a member of the family.


Dog listening was a new concept to me and my 4 legged furry friend Tommy. Initially I didn’t understand why Tommy reacted the way he did, especially with me. I grew up with family dogs and had always had a good relationship with them, but Tommy seemed to constantly question me. The dog listening way works at developing your understanding and communication with your dog in a world they do not understand but in a way they do. When Tommy now questions me, I can show him it’s ok and he does not need to worry about being the leader and as a result my furry friend is now much calmer and happier.


I have completed both the foundation and advanced dog listening courses with Tony Knight and have courses on dog first aid and the emotional health and well-being of owners using the dog listening approach booked in.


I can’t wait to work with you and your dogs and help to explain why they act the way they do and how you can help them in this unfamiliar world, so that you can enjoy your time with your dog rather than worry about them.

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Hi, I'm Emma
Dog Walking and Home Boarding

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I have lived with a family dog most of my life whilst growing up.  I enjoy their company and individual personalities, and cherished their companionship.


My previous roles include 15 years experience of working in early years as a nursery nurse and four years of walking and boarding dogs.

 I am excited to be part of Kate's K9's offering walking and boarding services. I love providing a home from home experience taking care of your precious dogs.

I pride myself in being reliable, trustworthy and I have a professional  friendly manner. Kate has taught me about Dog Listening and I approach each dog in my care using this amazing method that truly works. 

I have a DBS,  Level 2 VTQ in Pet First Aid and CPR and I have  obtain dog boarding licence and insurance as a franchisee under Kate's K9s.


I look forward to meeting you and your doggies.

Hi, I'm Renata
Dog Walking and Home Boarding


Since a young girl I have always had a real passion for animals especially dogs. I thoroughly enjoy lovely long walks with my own dog Jack and I am so really looking forward to building relationships with your dogs too. There is nothing better than watching a group of dogs playing and enjoying a good walk.


My previous roles include being a nanny and personal assistant to two wonderful families in London for 10 years and I am also a qualified hair dresser.


I am an energetic and enthusiastic person who enjoys a challenge and achieving personal goals. I have excellent communicate skills, time keeping and a hardworking person and I can’t wait to meet you and your furry friends.

Hi, I'm Joyce
Dog Walking and Home Boarding

I love animals, especially dogs and having a British & South American heritage. I had the privilege of having experience with Ocelots (wild cats) and monkeys while in Brazil. During my time living in the UK I have owned and have experience of caring for dogs, rabbits, hamsters. I also have some farm experience working with cows, but that's a whole other story!

My previous roles include over 10 years experience in teaching and project management and being a mum to my three wonderful boys.

I have a DBS and level 2 Pet First Aid and CPR.

I have an active family life and it would be a pleasure to share it with your doggies in our home from home boarding experience. My aim is to make your dog feel part of the family during their stay with us. 


 I'm very excited in being a part of Kate's k9's and look forward in meeting you and your lovely furry friends.

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