As professionals in animal care you won’t be surprised to know that your dogs safety is paramount and dogs travelling with us do so in total comfort. Our van contains purpose built and professionally fitted pet transportation cages for each dog, with at least two entry and exit doors per cage and the floor is entirely covered in rubber matting for easy cleaning.
Although insured to walk 6 dogs, numbers when possible are limited to a maximum of 4 dogs.
For those warm days we have air conditioning and dog cooling mats for each cage. Water is always carried as standard.
Kate is first aid trained and always carries a canine first aid kit.
Kate Sykes Cert. TPTD (Certificate in Teaching People and Training Dogs)
I have spent all my life owning or working with dogs and spent over 13 years working for Guide Dogs UK where I gained a City & Guilds level qualification. This included Distinctions in dog handling, body language, canine learning theory, dog care, anatomy and physiology of dogs and veterinary knowledge.
I gained experience of working not only with the dogs in training but also spent time working in the hospital block, where I regularly cared for dogs recovering from operations and those needing specialist care such as diabetes and epilepsy.
I continued to update my skills and knowledge and I am a qualified dog training instructor having successfully completed the Instructor Training Programme with WaggaWuffins Canine College with Distinction (95%).
Credentials and Experience
- The Practical Application of Teaching People and Training Dogs
Wagga-Wuffins Endorsed Instructor Training Programme
- Certified to provide Canine First Aid & CPR by Rachel Bean RVN MCFBA – updated July 2019
- City&Guilds (Ofqual recognised) Dog Welfare and Kennel Management
- Diploma in Animal Care from Myerscough College
- Introduction to nosework – Fenzi Dog Sports Academy
- Nosework Games – Fenzi Dog Sports Academy
Licensed and insured
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checked
Kate has also completed a ‘Build your Dog’s Confidence with TTouch’ course.
Tellington Touch is a gentle approach to the care and training of animals based on co-operation and respect. It uses a combination of specific touches, lifts, and movement exercises which helps to release tension and increase body awareness. It also helps establish a deeper rapport between humans and animals through increased understanding and more effective communication.
Kate does her best to keep herself up-to-date on the latest studies and is committed to expanding her knowledge about dogs.
Scent work Enrichment – Canine Principles Accredited Certificate Course