Training for Dogs - Solutions and Support for You

Call Katharine on: 07369 251682

Welcome to Canine Support

Hi, I'm Katharine, and I am the owner and Canine Wellness Trainer at Canine Support, based in Somerset. I'm a whole-istic dog trainer helping you to see your dog as a whole; physically, mentally and emotionally. In our sessions, we will seek to understand how your dog's behaviour, environment, life experiences and relationship with you fits together. I can support you and your dog to move beyond the limitations of past experiences so that you can both reach your full potential and be the best version of yourselves. I share my life with a Bullmastiff and a Spanish mixed-breed rescue, but I enjoy working with dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages and backgrounds.

Canine Support is for you if:
  • Your dog lacks confidence, gets anxious and nervous in new situations and environments.
  • Your dog is easily distracted and focuses on everything except you.
  • You would like to improve your dogs' overall happiness and well-being.
  • If you feel distressed and isolated because of your dogs' reactivity.

Specialising in Tellington TTouch

Want to learn more about Tellington TTouch?

Tellington TTouch is a specialised approach to the care and training of our animals. TTouch consists of bodywork, wraps and other equipment, the playground for higher learning and a philosophy of respect for the animal. TTouch increases body language awareness between the guardian and the dog, which develops your bond to another level of understanding. Download our free 'What is Tellington TTouch' eBook for more information.

Why choose Canine Support?

Would you like to improve your dogs overall well-being?
Are you ready to invest time and patience in understanding how your dog communicates their needs and build a relationship based on trust, safety, and care? Owning a dog is a shared journey of learning, growing, and evolving together. It's about seeing the world through their eyes, responding with compassion and guidance, and cherishing every step along the way. If you're ready to embark on this incredible adventure, welcome!

We use positive reinforcement methods and Tellington TTouch to improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of your dog. Building a greater bond between you and your dog and overcoming any difficulties you might be having. I will give you the tools to be able to tackle stressful situations in a positive way.

Tellington TTouch was developed by Linda Tellington-Jones. TTouch training is gentle and respectful to the dog. We use body work, observation and ground work to enhance trust and communication between you and your dog. By using TTouch within your daily life it will reduce stress and increase your dogs confidence, focus and well-being. TTouch is especially helpful with shy, nervous dogs, sensitivity to loud noises, problems associated with aging, touch sensitive dogs and much more. 

Positive Reinforcement is a training method that uses food, toys and games as rewards to shape the behaviours we would like. It allows the dog choice and it is not forcing the dog to do anything. By being rewarded for a behaviour the dog is more likely to repeat this behaviour. My aim is for you and your dog to always be successful in whatever you are doing.

As well as training your dog, I am also passionate about helping you as an owner of a reactive dog. I know it can be stressful and lonely, but I am here to listen to you as well as your dog.
Learning needs to be fun and in a relaxed and stress-free environment, so training is offered online, or on a one to one basis. 

Online Self-Study Courses

Check out Canine Support's Reactive Dog Series of small courses to guide you step by step through your training and understanding of your dog.

In-Person Dog Training

One-to-One In-Person dog training sessions are available, and come with a personalised online course designed for you and your dog's individual needs.

One-to-One Virtual Coaching

Add some one-to-one virtual dog training to your courses and get the support needed to help you with your sensitive dog. Personalised course content also included.

Free Resources

Check out Canine Support's free resources section for free Ebooks and guides to help you and your dog on your journey.

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