Sniff&Wagg Trails
Enriching Paws Since 2014

SNIFF . EXPLORE . RELAX

Hi, I’m Kate, an approved ethical dog trainer and a professional dog walker with a special interest in pet gundog breeds.  With over 25 years of professional experience, I’m passionate about helping you to have a calm, confident and happy dog using fear free, kind, science-based training methods.

Covering the villages of Arnside, Silverdale, Beetham, Hale, Storth and Milnthorpe.

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Gundog Adventures

Our signature enrichment walks are not your standard dog walk. This group off lead sniff-venture has evolved from my absolute love of spaniels, labradors and other pet gundog breeds. Led by a qualified dog trainer and owner of pet gundog breeds, this is the sniffventure walk for your pet gundog if you want a 50  minute adventure to fulfil their genetic needs. These walks are only for friendly, sociable dogs that can commit to at least one regular walk per week.

1:1 Enrichment Walks

A structured 45 minute 1:1 walk with a qualified dog trainer, providing appropriate exercise, mental enrichment and training.
These walks will take into account your dogs individual welfare and needs.
They are also for new clients during their trial period to prepare for life in the pack.

 

Gundog Puppy Play & Walk Programme

Leaving your puppy when you need to return to work can be a worrying time. My puppy care programme has been specifically designed with working customers in mind to support you and your puppy during their early development all the way through to them graduating to adult dog group walks.


Recall Coaching Programmes

1- 2- 1 coaching for you and your dog.
I specialise in outdoor skills training, building the connection between you and your dog and increasing their attention, engagement and focus through fun training games and predation substitute training. I will also show you how to teach your dog an amazing dual recall cue.

Scentwork
Discover the amazing power of scentwork for dogs!

Are you looking for something new to do with your dog?
Scentwork is a fun, low impact dog sport that both you and your dog can enjoy.
From puppies to senior dogs, and everything in between, your dog will get something positive out of scentwork classes. 
Tapping into your dog’s scent-detecting potential can focus very active dogs, giving them a purpose and a job. It is also great for teaching dogs to be calm and to work in partnership with their owners.

UK Sniffer Dogs Detection Bronze and Silver Level  1:1 private training and occasional group classes are now available.

Words cannot express how grateful and happy we are to have such a warm caring person to look after Phoebe.

Thank you so much for the love, support and care you show to both Phoebe and us both. We love the photos and videos showing what a fun-filled time she has when she’s with you, plus her four-legged friends of course. Phoebe is always happy, safe and well cared for, nothing seems too much trouble for Kate and we would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.
David & Brenda

I feel at ease knowing my dog is in such loving and respectful hands.

I researched Sth Cumbria & Nth Lancashire for many months for a doggie daycare facility but found a unique 1:1 training, dog walking & dog minding company with Kate from Sniff and Wagg. Kate helped with some early puppy training techniques, through to group walks. The integration into group walks was done with such thought and care. Kate has always been flexible to specific areas of training as a ‘top-up’ or with techniques that need deeper integration. My dog always returns happy and pleasantly tired after spending a stimulating and safe time with Kate and other dogs.
Tarsha, South Cumbria, 12/5/20

 

Kate is extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy and Ted thoroughly enjoys his time with her and the other dogs

From the minute we brought our new puppy home; Kate was at the end of the phone offering help and support, providing us with vital information as to how best to care for him.  She came round within the first week to introduce herself to him so that he could start to form a relationship with her and before he was 12 weeks old, she had started to train some basic commands.  We had 1-1 training sessions for him within the first 6 months, where Kate would come 2 or 3 times a week.  As he started to get older we could introduce Kate’s enrichment sessions.  Ted is coming up to 12 months old now and he still sees Kate on a weekly basis for group and enrichment walks, which he thoroughly enjoys. 

Kate is an amazing lady who not only is great at understanding what dogs need but also great at treating dogs as individuals.

Wilf adores being with Kate on his enrichment walks. It gives us peace of mind that Wilf is part of Kate’s family. I cannot recommend Kate highly enough. Kate is truly a special person with amazing skills when it comes to dogs.

Kate is amazing, our girls love her & can’t wait to out with the gang.

Molly and I, have found Kate’s 1:2:1 training package invaluable.

“I was struggling with Molly’s recall and walking at heel on and off the lead, Kate was recommended to me and we haven’t looked back. Not only are the sessions practical, informative and easy to understand the concept of why training is done in a certain way, they are also extremely enjoyable. To back up the sessions Kate is always at the end of the phone or message and all the sessions are backed up with online information and sessions which are a great source of information. Since starting the sessions Molly’s response to me has improved so much, she loves engaging with me via the find and sniff sessions and I am now much more interesting to her than everything else around her. The two things I wanted to improve the recall and heelwork are now very good plus the enjoyment we get from all the other aspects learnt with Kate”. Many thanks, Helen. February 21