About Katrina

Let me introduce myself, my name is Katrina Boyd (Kat) and I am the Head Behavioural Trainer.

I’ve been on the Sunshine Coast since 2013 and have built an extremely loyal customer base. The results speak for themselves. Previously I ran a very successful dog training business in Sydney.

My promise to you is I will be with you the whole way through your dog’s rehabilitation stage and provide ongoing support.

Customer service means so much to me and ensuring you and your dog’s welfare and happiness is my passion. I want to see more dogs stay in the family home environment and out of rescue centres.

My dog training methods

  • I will not ask you to throw things near or around your dog to scare them. These methods will not work.

  • You will not see me arrive with a pocket full of treats or a water bottle to spray in your dog’s face.

  • I don’t believe in harsh methods such as hitting or yelling, this will only create fear in your dogs.

  • I’m honest and up front and will only work with people prepared to make changes for the better.

If you are truly looking to create a trusting and respectful relationship, your calm yet assertive energy is the key, your dog understand very quickly when he is in the presence of good energy. I will explain and show you how to achieve this.

Dog psychology, not human psychology

It is important that I think like a dog, not a human. This is why my methods are based on dog psychology not human psychology.

My main focus is on your dog’s state of mind. So often we think a dog is happy if it’s over excited or if it is obsessed or unable to calm down, in fact these state of minds are unhealthy in the dog world. In dogs with these issues you will probably notice they suffer with some form of anxiety as well.

For me, it’s important to find out why your dog has a behavioural problem. Once I’ve assessed the home environment and determined the reason behind the behaviour we can start the rehabilitation process.

My belief is, by creating calm assertive leadership and guidance your dog will benefit in so many ways. If we learn to fulfil our dog’s needs both mentally and physically you will have a happy stable companion.

All my sessions are designed for you and your dog and are specific to your environment. To me, a truly educated dog lover always ensures their dog’s needs are met first.

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Priscilla Davies

Priscilla Davies5 star — ★★★★★2 days ago

Just finished 4 weeks of training with Katrina and what a difference it has made to my dog Maisie!! Katrina is the real deal!! Highly recommend. Thanks again Kat!! Looking forward to adolescent class 2!!!

Jenny Graham

Jenny Graham5 star — ★★★★★3 days ago

Sarge and I have both enjoyed the adolescent class, it has provided us both with some confidence that was much needed! Looking forward to level 2 in August.

Marcelle Anne Dowling

Marcelle Anne Dowling5 star — ★★★★★3 days ago

We completed lesson 4 of Kat’s puppy school yesterday with our 14 week Cavoodle Yogi. This is our second time attending Kat’s puppy school as we went back after an excellent experience with our 2.5 yr old Cavoodle Teddy. Kat is the oracle of all…

Cathie Middlin

Cathie Middlin5 star — ★★★★★1 week ago

The 4 week course for puppies and their owners was highly informative, well structured and most importantly your techniques are working very well for our puppy Gracie. Your philosophy that a calm and well-trained dog is a happy one is so true!Thanks Kat from Andrew…

Janine Anderson

Janine Anderson5 star — ★★★★★3 weeks ago

A massive thankyou to Kat for teaching our family how to interact with our puppy Charlie. Kat’s fun, informative and interactive sessions taught us so much and has really turned Charlies behaviour around. He is a much calmer happy dog. Would definitely recommend Kat’s puppy…

Kirsty Storm Hay

Kirsty Storm Hay5 star — ★★★★★4 weeks ago

Kat is an excellent teacher. She has a calm approach and her training is simple and easy to follow. I gained a better understanding of my puppy and we learnt so much in just 4 weeks. Now to just practise, practise, practise 🙂