Training for Dogs - Solutions and Support for You

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"I wanted the correct harnesses for my dogs and to get value for money in what I could buy, but it's a minefield out there. The in-person training session with Katharine solved my problem. Hands-on training and her excellent knowledge and experience have given me the confidence to buy what's right for my dogs. Katharine is generous with her time and is the perfect person to help dog guardians with problems; in-person training is ideal".
Angela, Jack & Geoff

Looking for In-Person Dog Training?

Canine Support Hybrid Dog Training provides the perfect combination of online learning at home, at your own pace alongside in-person coaching sessions with Katharine. This combined approach means that you can learn all of the theory behind the training conveniently in your own home, where you can start to practise your new skills.

Once you've started implementing your new skills and feel that you need more guidance, you can arrange a one-to-one in-person session.

In-person training will help you to move on to the next level in your training and help you out by troubleshooting any struggles you're having along the way. You can also simply use it to share and celebrate your wins and plan the next phase of your training! In-person training is an excellent opportunity to discuss how your training is going and get some fresh ideas if you're feeling stuck.
Katharine can offer that extra level of personal support when your motivation may be dipping and ensure that you stay on track with your training goals.

Dog Training made easy from the comfort of your own home.

Learning needs to be fun and is best done in a relaxed and stress-free environment when teaching your dog new things. 

Whatever your learning style, there is something for everyone with our online dog training courses, including 'how to' videos, handouts to read, and workbooks to help you progress and track your training. You can learn all the dog training tips and techniques from the comfort of your own home, and training at home with reduced distractions accelerates your dog's learning. You can then gradually take your new skills out into the world once you and your dog are ready. The courses are self-study, so you can study independently, with the information-packed modules providing step-by-step guidance. Or you can add some virtual coaching to your courses, so you get one-to-one personal assistance.

"We’ve done the Loose Lead and Connection course, and ACE Free Work course and both have been absolute game changers. If you want the personal touch and someone with a genuine desire to help dogs and owners equally, then you have a gem in Katharine and Canine Support."
Nicki & Martha

Meet and Treat Sessions

Finding the right dog trainer for you and your dog can be difficult, especially if you have a sensitive, nervous, or anxious dog. Finding a trainer once your dog is in adolescence can also be tricky. That's why Canine Support offers Meet and Treat Sessions, an opportunity to meet Katharine and for your dog to get some yummy treats. Meet and Treat is a one-hour appointment to chat about your struggles and the dog training options available to you, and it is just £30.
Contact Katharine at to book your Meet and Treat Session.

It's not just about training your dog

My training style is to give you the skills you need to understand your dog in order to effectively communicate with each other, so you can both feel confident and safe. Learning these skills in a low stress environment you will develop an unbelievable bond with your dog and with this new level of trust, together you can then begin to positively associate with the things your dog had previously found difficult. Whether that is reacting to dogs, people, moving objects, noise sensitivity, unsure of touch, issues from Lockdown and so on.
My goal is to make all dogs and their guardians feel happy, so let me know how can I help you today?

The Reactive Dog Series
Perfect for nervous, sensitive, fearful dogs & adolescent dogs

Owning a reactive dog can be overwhelming, so I have developed a series of short courses to guide you through all the training steps. You will always find that I like to 'chunk things down' for our dogs when it comes to training and learning new skills, whether that is the amount of time you train for, the skill you are teaching your dog, or when it comes to training outside of your home and garden.

However, it is also crucial for you to take your time and do things in bite-size pieces. Learning one skill at a time and perfecting that with your dog. Trying to remember everything in one go can overwhelm and confuse both of you. The Reactive Dog Series will take you and your dog on a journey of building trust and understanding with each other, meeting your dog's needs rather than focusing on unwanted behaviours. Scroll down to discover more about the Reactive Dog Series.

What My Clients Say

Emily & Pippin

We enjoyed one of Katharine's Meet and Treat Sessions with our teenage pup Pippin. Katharine has a wonderful, warm and calm presence which was exactly what Pippin needed as he's finding lots of things scary at the moment. Katharine took her time and helped get him focused, they quickly made good friends. She is an absolute font of knowledge and experience and patiently listened to all of my questions. She helped me understand what we needed to be working towards. I have now enrolled on two of the Canine Support courses and plan to do more. If you're thinking about booking a session, mull no longer, just do it, you won't regret it.

Sarah & Eva

What stands Katharine apart from other trainers I've worked with is the care she gives to her students (both human and canine) and is available 24/7 to provide help and care if and when its needed. You can tell she really loves what she does and genuinely wants to go over and above in order for her students to achieve. I couldn't recommend her highly enough". Sarah & Eva

Debbie, Pete & Penny

We would thoroughly recommend these courses because what we have learnt has made such a difference to our nervous dog. It has also given us the confidence to help improve our dogs general well being. Our dog is much calmer and less fearful of strangers. The weekly one-to-ones that accompanied the course were worth their weight in gold. We could discuss any difficulties we were encountering and Katharine gave us instant feedback to solve our problem.

Tim, Pete & Monty

Bark to the Future enabled us to reconnect with our dog Monty and enabled positive change from both Monty’s perspective and our own. This came at a time when we thought we’d exhausted all other options and we even questioned our ability to continue living together in harmony. It has been an invaluable tool in better connecting us and understanding him and we’ve gained greater respect – it absolutely has been the much needed reset, and at 7 years old, shows its never too late to make a positive change for you and your dog!

  • Learn about what dogs need so that you can support them with their needs.
  • Learn about reactivity in dogs and what causes it, then learn the skills and games so that your dog can be less anxious and fearful.
  • Discover what your dog likes, their favourite treats and toys with some fun games. Learn how your dog can thrive with a mixture of exercise, enrichment and play, so that all their needs are being met whatever their breed.
  • Learn how to listen to your dogs body language, the whispers they tell us all the time, so they no longer need to shout/bark their concerns. 
  • Each course has it's own unique workbook to help you through each module, to document your observations, learn more about your dog and track your progress.
  • There are 'how to' videos to watch with each lesson and pdf's to download so you can keep them handy.
  • Life time access to your course materials.
  • Download the Canine Support App where you can access all your course content on your mobile devices, making learning even easier.
  • Access to the VIP Private Facebook Client Community, where you can ask additional questions relating to the courses you are completing, get unlimited support from your coach and share your wins plus lots more.
  • Join the Bark to the Future subscription Course for Canine Support Clients with monthly group coaching Zooms, where you can ask questions and get even more support. We also run monthly activities, games and tricks to make your training even more fun. There are also guest speakers each month sharing more knowledge about dogs and how we can support them throughout their lives. 
  • For extra support why not book some Virtual Coaching or in-person training sessions, to ensure you're on the right track every step of the way.

Why should you trust in me?

  • I don't just teach this stuff I use it with my own dogs. All my courses are inspired by the learning and experiences I have gone through with all my dogs over the years.
  • Observing and listening to our dogs is so important at every stage of their lives. It builds an incredible bond of trust, understanding and unconditional love.
  • I have helped many reactive dog guardians to understand their dog and develop incredible bonds.
  • Learning needs to be fun and easy to implement for both dog and guardian and my courses are designed in this way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have enrolled onto one of the courses you will receive an email with a link to the Bark to the Future with Canine Support private Facebook group. Once inside there you will have life time access to coaching support, activities, updates about new courses or other events and lots, lots more.

You will have lifetime access to the resources within each course you purchase.

Yes! If you are willing to put in the work with your dog, then these courses are right for you. Learning does take time, with an average of 8 weeks for a dog to learn something new or change an existing habit, so patience and perseverance is required, but change is possible. If you have any questions about any of the courses then please feel free to contact Katharine at

Most definitely YES! I have experienced the difference between in-person training and online training. My puppy struggled with in-person training; it was far too distracting and stressful for her. When we completed an online course together I saw amazing results. With online training, you can study the techniques and learn more about your dog before you then put these techniques into practice. You can replay the videos as many times as you like, and with lifetime access to the course content, you can revisit it all as often as you need to. The main difference with online training is that you are the one handling your dog, learning about your dog, and making observations every step of the way. That results in a greater understanding, building your confidence, and moving at a pace that suits you and your dog. I have found that having a trainer with you in person can be quite challenging for your dog, especially they are a reactive dog and are concerned by strangers. The learning can be more difficult for both guardian and dog because there is a sense of pressure to "get it right." Virtual dog training will enable you to understand the principles behind the training, and give you the results you're looking for so that you can have the relationship and bond with your dog that you dreamed of.