Welcome to my website!
I am a dog trainer, agility coach and author based in Derbyshire.
I have one priority to deliver knowledgeable, kind, bespoke training advice and guidance which is tailor made and fun for both the owner and their dog. No two dogs are the same and I help owners to understand their dogs individual needs and utilise these needs in their training.
Agility is a game of relationship and teamwork. I love creating amazing partnerships from the ground up and watching each team flourish as their skills, knowledge and confidence grows.
I specialise in agility foundations as I have a real passion for developing great agility partnerships from the start. Building fantastic foundations will ensure you succeed throughout your agility career.
As a coach I will help you to build all the separate pieces of training that are needed for agility, we then place these pieces together to achieve success 🧩.
Along with the success of both of my dogs climbing the grades within their first year of competing, many of my students have achieved success quickly when starting agility competitions.
My dogs currently compete in Grade 6 (Milo) and Grade 5 (Flash) You can find more information on my dogs by clicking here.
You can find information about my book by clicking the button below.
Agility is a team sport – you and your dog! What you do as a handler and in your everyday life has an impact on your dog and their behaviour and in my training I make sure both members of your team are working towards the same goal!
To be successful the training needs to be tailored to the individual needs of your dog at that moment time. Think of it like a jigsaw 😉, lots of tiny little pieces that fit together to make the bigger picture! And that is what I do. I tailor my training to suit YOUR dogs individual needs. Yes there are generic skills and we learn those too, but by truly understanding your dog you will help them succeed in any environment!
I cover Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire areas – please click here for more information on my training locations.
I have successfully ran an Agility and Dog Training school (Tails and Peaks Agility and Dog Training) for a number of years where I have helped hundreds of dogs and owners with a range of dog training struggles and transformed their relationships for the better.
I am proud to be a part of a number of organisations who are committed to delivering first class professional development insuring I keep my own knowledge, skills and training up to date.
I have a passion for learning and I undertake many new courses each month. I regularly train with a number of elite agility handlers and coaches both online and in person. For more information about my qualifications please click here.
What People Say
“Done several classes with Katrina and always get a great welcome and super results. Katrina is a dedicated positive trainer who get the best out of dogs and handlers alike. Could not recommend more highly”David Lumb
“Another interesting and informative workshop from Katrina. We love the workshops you do, as they are great fun and teaches so many new things.”Linda Cox
“Highly recommended. We have learnt just as much as our dogs. Well structured and always a fun and friendly atmosphere. Lots of help and support too.”Lauren Howells