Kathryn Jones FdSc AAB

  • Instructor/Trainer for the National Training Inspectorate for Professional Dog Users

  • Associate Member of the Canine Feline Behaviour Association 

  • Member of the Guild of Dog Trainers

  • Top Rated Dog Trainer in Lancaster

  • Professional Member of the Association of Balanced Dog Trainers

  • Mantrailing UK Instructor





Dog training is more about people training, than dog training. Dogs are often the easy part. Dogs don't choose to be aggressive or fearful, the world we set up for them. The best way to help dogs is to help you understand your dog. 

I cannot understand why people suffer with their dogs, for year making themselves unhappy. We bring dogs into your lives to increase our happiness, not to make our days more complicated. Get up at 4am to walk in the rain, or leave us without friends as no one can come to the house. 

I got into dog training as I got fed up of seeing people suffer with their dogs. I started off in the security world with dogs. I started turning the worst of the worst into working dogs, or model pets. I worked with handlers who need their dogs to be a certain way in order to protect them. Then I started getting asked by more people to help with their unruly pets, and I realised there was a whole world of people suffering with their pets. 

I had already completed a foundation degree in Applied Animal Behaviour at Anglia Ruskin University, before delving into the world of security dogs. That gave me a foundation towards work with people, as well as understanding the theory of dogs learning. Practical skills came from working with problem dogs and owning them as well. 

My experience isn't gleamed only from text books and seminars, but from real life education. From rescuing dogs with bite histories, from turning death row dogs into model pets, from teaching people how to understand their dogs. I've had almost 100 rescue dogs in my care in 6 years, all of these dogs had some sort of crazy or dangerous behaviour issue that needed sorting. Every bit of knowledge or teaching I impart to you, is from real life experience. 

I've dived in bushes to avoid dogs, I've sworn at the "my dog is friendly" brigand and I've cried over dogs, because their behaviour has made my life hard work. But on the flip side I've enjoyed meals in restaurants with my dogs, adventures in the lake district and trained them to standards others might only dream of. Nothing is forever and no dog is stuck labelled as a problem, they just need the right training.I currently share my life with two German Shepherds, a Belgian Shepherd x German Shepherd, two Springer Spaniels and a Staffie Lurcher mix. Plus a host of rescue dogs and retired security dog. My dogs accompany me on my training sessions to help you train your dogs, and also show you what you can achieve with the right training. 

  • FdSc in Applied Animal Behaviour, at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. A course designed round applied skill as well as theory, to give the students maximum knowledge upon completion of the course. 

  • NTIPDU – Internship at the NTIPDU head quarters in Wales. Obtain my “National Training Inspectorate for Professional Dog Users” qualification as an Instructor/Trainer/Handler. I was the very first female Level 3 General Purpose Security Dog Handler, and the only Handler with two Level 3 dogs. Qualified Narcotics Dog Handler.

  • Member of the professional body the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association, promoting a standard of behaviourists UK wide. Adhering to a code of conduct and professionalism.

  • PTLLS Teaching Qualification.

  • “Guild of Dog Trainers” Trainer, adhering to their high standard and code of ethics. This provides dog trainers with a standard stamp, a stamp which you can measure the quality of your dog trainer, and training.

  • Dog Trainer/Behaviourist at Animal Care, Lancaster - Working with UK Strays, Difficult Dogs and Romanian Rescues. 90% of the dogs now leaving Animal Care, stay in their forever homes.  

  • Mantrailing UK Instructor, teaching the sport of mantrailing to dogs and their owners. 


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