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I previously ran Tails and Peaks Dog Training for a number of years. In this business I collected numerous reviews. I have included some of these below:
“I would 100% recommend all of Katrina’s classes and workshops, i go twice a week with both my dogs and both me and them enjoy every minuet. We’ve also done 121s and workshops and no matter your ability or level (or how silly your pup chooses to be ) Katrina and John always make sure everyone feels welcome and included. Brilliant classes from an amazing trainer backed up by a brilliant social media page full of tips example videos and advice you can access any time. By far the best training school I’ve ever participated in. 100% would recommend and 100% 5*! We love it and both my dogs get so excited when they realize we are heading to agility. love it“ – Ali Le Carpentier
“Done several classes with Katrina and with visiting trainers and always get a great welcome and super results. Katrina, and those she brings in for special events are all dedicated positive trainers who get the best out of dogs and handlers alike. Could not recommend more highly” – David Lumb
“Started with a confident canines workshop to try out Tails and Peaks back in September 2018 and knew straight away that this was the right sort of training for me and my dog. Very different from training classes I’d been to in the past and so much better. The classes are in a large area with plenty of space so you can really focus without worrying about the other dogs. Katrina and John are fantastic – really positive, supportive and knowledgeable without being critical.
We then went on to do a series of Life Skill classes in which we learnt lots of great games and tools which we still use on a regular basis particularly ones promoting calmness and focus. We then started learning agility in January – have learnt so much and are thoroughly enjoying it. Didn’t realise how much fun it would be and addictive! In the agility classes you’re given the opportunity to learn new skills but without the pressure of getting it right straight away and progressing at you’re own speed. The style of training is completely positive reward based and focusing on building a good relationship between you and your dog.
We’ve also had a one to one with Katrina to focus on some problems we’d been having as well as some agility and this was very beneficial. There is lots of support through Facebook etc. between classes and Katrina is very approachable to ask questions. Would highly recommend ” – Phillippa Mann
“Training but not as you know it’ is probably the best way to describe the classes and workshops provided by Katrina and John. All of the training is done using games (Absolute Dogs/Devon Dogs scheme) with your dog which means your dog wants to ‘learn’. Classes are kept small (but in a large indoor barn or outside) so that dogs don’t get anxious due to proximity to other dogs which has been great for our Romanian rescue dog. Katrina and John’s enthusiasm, commitment and love of dogs shines through. Loads of support via messenger group and Facebook. Thoroughly recommend. We have done a couple of individual workshops and now on our 4th six week block of Lifeskills. ” – Linda Du Roe
“After enjoying the 4 week FUNdamentsls course we then continued onto the LifeSkills course which has been equally as fantastic. Katrina and John are an amazing team who clearly love dogs and have a clear passion for helping each of us with our own pooches and to help each of us overcome any struggles, whilst giving such great insight into how the dog may be thinking/feeling etc. There’s so much to learn…I’m so happy to be on this journey with Tails&Peaks holding my hand! ” – Jamie Wadsworth
“Highly recommended. We have learnt just as much as our dogs. Well structured classes and always fun and friendly atmosphere. Lots of help and support outside of classes too.” – Lauren Howells
“Katrina, You are a credit to your vocation. Knowledge, guidance, patience and encouragement, and great fun. ” – Steve
“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
“I have been attending the Fun in a Flash course, I also do the agility classes. My dog Joey is very easily distracted and he has a terrible habit of lunging at cars and some dogs. When I started Agility, I did think it was going to be quite simple, and straightforward, I never realised the importance of focus. I joined Fun in a Flash, and in the four-week intensive course, I have learnt all about proximity and the importance of rewarding, behaviour in particular non-behaviour, and how to keep Joey calm, and me from anticipating his behaviour. I have learnt so much about Joey and myself, we have a firm bond, the games are fun for both dog and handler, and are so easy to take out of the course and play at home. We now play a game every day as part of our daily routines. Our bond is so much stronger, because of this our Agility work is improving, we have such a strong bond, He really is my best friend.
Katrina is a natural, she is patient and really helps you to understand your dog and going at their pace, the importance of having fun and keeping it real.
Thank you Katrina” – Emma Stephenson
“Your lessons were fantastic. They suited every handlers abilities and made us feel totally relaxed and at ease. They were so much fun, suitable for each dog and set at just the right pace. We can’t wait to be back ran by such lovely people ” – Emma Guest
“Cannot believe how quickly hoops progressed , I took him just for socialisation as he isn’t really dog friendly but with Katrina and John’s help and guidance he just keeps getting better and my confidence handling him , the trust between hoops and me has grown and it really does show in his ability and focus it has definitely changed our relationship for the better. Better dog better owner” – Gail Tagg
“Katrina is a brilliant trainer. She draws on her experiences as a pupil as well as a trainer to make the classes enjoyable, appropriate and organised to maximise training time. However, Katrina will always find time to work on anything which you are having difficulty with, or programme it into a future training session. Katrina encourages us all to be the best we can always be and manages to find something positive to say about each every one of us. It is such a pleasure to work with her. Toby has come on in leaps and bounds and my own confidence has grown while working with her.” – Valerie Tatlow
“Katrina is an a amazing trainer full of enthusiasm and support she has took on the most challenging border collie every Scamp is hard to work when it comes to training . as his focus is always a little unfocused he isn’t bothered with toys or treats and is very hard work the only thing he is good with is lol bubbles” – Dee Sloman
“Prior to starting pre-agility with my little scatter brained Ella, I was excited but also a little bit nervous. However, the weekly sessions have far exceeded my expectations and we both get a real buzz out of the training sessions. A lot of this is down to Katrina who always remains calm – taking the time to explain what is required, breaking down what is required from each challenge, and giving support and encouragement. Thursday evenings have never been such fun.” – Jane Berry
“Joey is hard work but since we’ve been attending Katrina’s classes. he is a different dog, we are learning to work together, and we have a solid bond. joey is getting better every week, i have more confidence. its thanks to Katrina’s patience and excellent pre agility training. we have a long way to go, but with the training and support we are getting i know we will get there thanks to the whole team” Emma Stephenson
“Misty really enjoys training sessions with Katrina and is beginning to work well surrounded by other working dogs focusing on me most of the time. It is good to have fresh ideas and methods to work with, even experienced trainers get stuck in a rut so thank you Katrina x” – Marian Ogden
“We have often dropped Coco off with Katrina as life sometimes doesn’t involve our fourth family member Coco. We feel extreme confident leaving Coco, knowing she will have a great time and not want to come home. It rare to meet someone so enthusiastic about dogs but Katrina and her team definitely love dogs. I would highly recommend her and her service with confidence” – Marc Hatton