Meet your trainer

Kate Soames

Meet your trainer
IMDT member
UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter

There hasn’t been a time in my life where dogs haven’t been in it. My teenage years were somewhat different to most, opting to spend most of my time in a field training my lovely Border Collie, Whin, and competing in Sheepdog Trials at the weekend.

20+ years later and my obsession with dog training, behaviour and communication has only grown. Now, I use my passion to teach others how to communicate with their dogs so that you can form the bond and relationship that you dream of. 

My approach

I have witnessed both motivation based and aversive methods of dog training and it is my belief (and I’m yet to be proven wrong…) that every behaviour can be trained, shaped and modified using non-aversive training techniques.

I consider my experience to be my biggest asset when it comes to helping others to train their dogs, however I also appreciate the importance of being backed by official qualifications. I am proud to have been (and continue to be) trained by the Institute of Modern Dog Trainer (IMDT) which was founded in 1999 to promote the very best in understanding and training of dogs through quality trainers and ultimately, owners. All IMDT training is based on proven, ethical and science based teaching methods. Having seen the fallout of punishment based methods, this is incredibly important to me. I have also completed a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Assisted Therapy, alongside a Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care and Behaviour.

This year, I am on track to complete my Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management, allowing me to apply for membership to The Animal Behaviour and Training Council which exists to promote excellence in animal behaviour and training.

Training a dog requires patience, perseverance and at times, a cracking sense of humour! My values come from the dogs I work with and as such, I promise to never judge (after all, my biggest learnings have come from my own mistakes), to always bring positive energy and to be at your side for as long as you need me.

Kate and Whin

Kate, as a teenager, with her Border Collie, Whin

Why me?

  • 20+ years of experience backed by formal training including but not limited to:
  • Full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) (assessment passed with distinction)
  • Level 5 Advanced Diploma Applied Animal Behaviour (expected completion early 2022)
  • Level 3 Animal Assisted Therapy Diploma
  • Level 3 Canine Care & Behaviour (OFQUAL)
  • Level 3 Dog Training Diploma
  • IMDT Career As A Dog Trainer
  • IMDT Dog Training Practical Instructor Course
  • IMDT Perfect Puppy
  • IMDT Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation
  • IMDT Separation Anxiety
  • IMDT Advanced Training Exercises
  • IMDT Canine Behaviour Consultations
  • Master NLP Practitioner
Work with me
Our services

Want smiles delivered to your inbox?

Sign up to our email list to keep up to date with our four legged friends, new offers and virtual dog therapy.

Sign in
Cart (0)

No products in the basket. No products in the basket.