About Katrina

Let me introduce myself, my name is Katrina Boyd (Kat) and I am a Dog Behavioural Expert.

I’ve been a dog trainer 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.
  • I will help you create clear rules and boundaries in your home to establish leadership.

If you are truly looking to create a trusting and respectful relationship, your calm yet assertive energy is the key, your dog understands very quickly when he is in the presence of good energy. I will explain and show you how to achieve this. There is so much you need to know about dog training and I’m here to help you understand you role in helping your dog become balanced.

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.

Kat’s 4 Dogs is all about 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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Shayna McDowell
Shayna McDowell
2018-07-16T22:39:57+0000
Kat's puppy school was awesome for our hyperactive golden retriever puppy George. We learnt so many things about how to help George become a calm well behaved little boy. We still have a lot of work to do! But at least we now know what we should and shouldn't be doing with him. We didn't realise how many little things we were doing incorrectly and the impact it can have on him and his training. We are now having Kat come to our house to help with his obedience around the house too. Highy highly recommended!!read more
Katherine Conway
Katherine Conway
2018-07-13T01:10:14+0000
Thanks for the great puppy class and home visit Kat. Made getting off on the right foot with Dusty so much easier. Thanks again.
Hollie Fender
Hollie Fender
2018-07-05T05:57:24+0000
My terrier George was a rescue dog and we did all the things we shouldn’t have when we got him - he ruled the roost no matter what we tried. He had very high arousal and was always on alert. We couldn’t put shoes on, hug/kiss anyone hello or goodbye, pick up keys or bags, take the bins out or take the washing basket out without him barking, spinning and stressing himself out. Within a day of meeting Kat, he had already ditched most of those habits. The longer we continue with her training the more relaxed and happy we can see he is, knowing that he doesn’t have to constantly keep watch and protect us. He can now calmly walk by my side on lead (and is still progressing) whereas before walking him was a frustrating chore as he pulled like crazy. Kat definitely has an excellent understanding of dogs and their needs, I wouldn’t recommend anyone else! Thank you Kat!read more
Sarah Kostiainen
Sarah Kostiainen
2018-06-15T01:00:42+0000
We loved bringing Winnie to Puppy school every Wednesday night and will certainly miss it, the classes were fun, interactive and so informative. Kat is passionate and incredibly knowledgable and we have learned so much and even at this young age it is already making a huge difference in our home! Thanks again!read more
Marlene Lear
Marlene Lear
2018-06-04T03:33:34+0000
Highly recommended. Just one long session has helped so much to moderate poor behaviour and settle my very pushy little staffy!
Lisa Dom
Lisa Dom
2018-05-29T01:01:27+0000
Kat is the ultimate dog whisperer. We felt totally confident with our puppy attending classes with Kat. Her understanding of the dogs (and the humans on the ends of the leads) is great. She describes training techniques in a clear and concise manner AND it was a lot of fun. Thanks Katread more
Sue Mikkelsen
Sue Mikkelsen
2018-05-27T01:14:51+0000
Kat has been amazing helping us work with our dog. In just 2 weeks he's so much more settled, not jumping up at people, walking on the lead like a champion, and we feel more confident about how to keep going with it. Looking forward to doggy group play!!read more
Fern Berghofer
Fern Berghofer
2018-05-25T23:17:33+0000
Kat has been helping us with our reactive young German Shepard who has had confidence issues around other dogs since we got her as a puppy, a problem that was made worse by our incorrect handling of the situation. By the time Kat came out to our house we were at breaking point and dreading every walk we took her on. I was starting to think we would never be able to walk past another dog without first crossing the road to put that distance between us! Yet, at our very first class with Kat, she had Meeka off lead with a dozen other dogs learning how to socialise properly. We still have work to do, but mostly on ourselves because Meeka learns much faster than we do!I can't recommend Kat's 4 Dogs highly enough. I just wish we had found her sooner! Had we completed her puppy school I believe we would have avoided a lot of issues that Kat is now helping us fix. Thanks Kat!read more
Em Mills
Em Mills
2018-05-25T11:03:33+0000
Kat is very knowledgeable and has a no nonsense approach which I need! We are looking forward to putting her plans into action.
Maree McGuiness
Maree McGuiness
2018-05-24T02:28:57+0000
Bringing home our puppy we did everything we shouldn't have done.We carried her around, let her snuggle up on the lounge with us, let her wander around the house, treated her like a toy really. In doing so she forgot she was a dog.First day at Puppy school was horrible - I thought we had this beautiful well rounded little pup but when it came to socialising we had made a grave error in her education.Chilli cowered in the corner, shaking resembling a curled up rabbit, she had no idea at all how to socialise with the other dogs. This was all due to us "humanising" her.We had Kat come out to help us set the house up for a Puppy and with the new ground rules we are all so much happier. Chilli & I have a long journey ahead but already the straight forward, no nonsense way Kat puts everything has given me great hope for an awesome future.I have still have so much to learn but Kat has been a godsend and given me tools I need to succeedWe are so indebted to you Kat, thank youread more
Bianca Utting
Bianca Utting
2018-05-04T10:36:21+0000
Amazing! We have seen results really quick and Kat helped us sort out behavioral issues with our Neo Mastiff who used his giant size to get his own way. Highly recommend.
Sandra Scott
Sandra Scott
2018-04-30T08:18:51+0000
Kat was amazing with my choccy lab. Helped us with barking, walking on lead, becoming part of the pack... in other words she taught me how to be a good pack leader!! Thank you �
Lisa Hall
Lisa Hall
2018-04-29T01:28:05+0000
WOW.....We had Kat come to our house to see what was going on between me and my 2 dogs (1 is a new puppy in the house). My older dog was not liking our new dog and kept being aggressive towards him. He would not go anywhere near our new dog not even to sniff him. Our new dog was biting at our poodles face all the time which we could not seem to stop but....Kat came to our house and we had a long talk, I watched and listened and the next thing my dogs were laying at the back door together (for the first time since we got our new dog).I was thinking yes but Kat is a professional what happens when she has left but 5 hours after Kat left I was doing everything we talked about and suddenly my poodle climbed into bed with our puppy and they slept there all night together and the same thing happened last night (day 2). If that wasn't fantastic to see we are only at day 3 but already our poodle has stopped being aggressive towards our puppy and the puppy has almost given up biting altogether. I can not stress this enough if your thinking about it stop thinking and just do it what do you have to lose or gain for that matter except for a happy stable healthy home for all. And a huge thank you has to go to Katrina without her guidance and knowledge we wouldn't be on our path to any of this.read more
Gen Brewer
Gen Brewer
2018-04-13T04:28:12+0000
Kat is unbeatable! We had her visit at home as soon as we got Ruskii our Aussie Shepherd. Kat taught us so much, all of which has made life a breeze having a puppy! I can honestly say that without Kat's guidance and support, things would be very different. Ruskii is only 4 months old and her calm, obedient nature is 100% thanks to Kat. I could not recommend Kat enough! If you want a happy, well trained, calm, receptive dog...contact Kat!read more
Steffi Ellery
Steffi Ellery
2018-03-28T00:12:35+0000
Unbelievable at what she does. She’s all about the dogs learning in a firm by warm environment and is never agreesive or negative with training them which has worked amazingly for our pup. It’s crazy how far our pup has come in just four weeks. Thanks Kat!!read more
Alanna Healy
Alanna Healy
2018-03-23T07:23:26+0000
After battling with our boy for a few years we called Kat, and gosh we are so happy we did! He is improving so much with the tools and knowledge we have been given and today I walked both dogs and I actually enjoyed it instead of dreading the arm pulling and blisters trying to hold onto him. He is slowly becoming calmer and learning his place in the family which is such a benefit to him and us. We will gladly continue classes and home visits as required. THANK YOUread more
Kirri Francis
Kirri Francis
2018-03-18T03:34:24+0000
We’ve been so very very happy with Kat’s help with our excitable labrador Jonty. He was quite a challenge around the house and a jumping excitable disaster out in public but is now so much calmer and great with our 3 kids. We have gotten so much out of the different classes but also found it really beneficial to have Kat come out to the house for a one on one consultation. She was able to help us correct a few minor things in our own environment that once corrected made such a difference to his behaviour at home! He’s still excitable out and about but with Kat’s approaches he’s getting better every time and more importantly we have the confidence to take him out and about knowing that the more we expose him to new things the better he gets.read more
Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown
2018-03-17T02:48:55+0000
Kat has been helping us with our Labradoodle Yogi to work through some territorial and confidence problems, within a couple of weeks we noticed considerable changes in him - so much calmer and relaxed. Then we threw a spanner in the works last week and introduced a new puppy into our house. Yogi was not happy at first, but within a couple of days with some very valuable advice from Kat, the dogs are getting along great. Kat is a great trainer, but more importantly she has given me the confidence to socialise my dogs properly. I look forward to seeing the puppy grow into a great well behaved dog, like Yogi.read more
Karen Hart
Karen Hart
2018-03-10T06:17:15+0000
Andrew Hart
Andrew Hart
2018-03-10T04:08:52+0000
Hey I’m very happy with the progress of my puppy the best dog trainer on the Sunshine Coast I highly recommend �
Sharon Spence
Sharon Spence
2018-03-07T11:10:31+0000
Stephen Macdonald
Stephen Macdonald
2018-03-03T03:18:35+0000
Adele Christine Barber
Adele Christine Barber
2018-02-27T23:56:03+0000
I posted on Noosa Community Notice board about finding a good puppy school for our Pug Lexi. Kat came highly recommended by many people so I was really happy when we got a space in her puppy class. Kat is a dog whisperer & has a way with dogs that is truly remarkable. We have learnt so much & our pup is a much more relaxed manageable dog to have & I now have much more confidence as a first time puppy owner that I can do this! We will definately be back for the 5 month class!!! Thanks Kat, your no nonsense approach works, thank you!.read more
Stephanie Thomas
Stephanie Thomas
2018-02-13T22:54:17+0000
We attended Kat's group puppy class and also had a one-on-one session at home. I could not recommend her highly enough! She sets simple exercises that are enjoyable to do with your puppy and build excellent discipline very quickly. Her teaching method is simple and enjoyable and it was amazing to watch how my puppy responded so well to all of the commands that she taught. I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for a trainer! Thanks Kat!read more
Maggie McGary
Maggie McGary
2018-01-31T02:02:55+0000
Amanda Boyce
Amanda Boyce
2018-01-27T10:51:00+0000
Absolutely amazing trainer! Worth every minute of the 3 hour round trip on a Saturday to have our Dalmation George (and us!) trained by Kat! Can’t wait to get back to group therapy classes again soon.read more
Phoebe Nance
Phoebe Nance
2017-12-13T10:09:37+0000
Puppy school was awesome-we learnt everything a puppy and their owner needs to know! Not only did Kat explain things effectively and give reasoning behind her thinking, we had a whole lot of fun! Just wish we could go everyday. Dodge and I are already looking forward to the adolescent class in the future. Thankyou!!read more
Vanessa Hazelton
Vanessa Hazelton
2017-12-06T03:50:02+0000
Kat was amazing. Within 12 hours we could see a difference in our dogs.
Jayde Caban
Jayde Caban
2017-11-24T02:43:16+0000
Kat has helped my 2 dachshunds and I profoundly. My dogs are calmer and less anxious/reactive. They no longer bark excessively and are subsequently becoming more confident (as am I). Thank you, Kat!
Joanne Goldsworthy
Joanne Goldsworthy
2017-11-22T05:53:24+0000
Kat is very informative and helpful. I look forward to continuing to use her great advice to help guide our puppy as she grows. Thanks Kat!
Cassie Douglass
Cassie Douglass
2017-11-20T07:52:46+0000
We learnt alot from kat,even my 9year old loved it and learnt alot, she is a great trainer and says it how it is which is great, patient and helps with any questions we may have had,i would deffinatly recomend her to anyone that wants some help with training there beautiful pups/dogs, which i have done. Our gorgeous mini dashund Snags is becoming better with seperation since going to kat, and all the training we got from her we put in place at hme and its been great so thankyou kat for all your advice your awesome.read more
Kim Galea
Kim Galea
2017-10-20T06:21:23+0000
Melissa Brown
Melissa Brown
2017-10-20T03:00:30+0000
Thank you Kat for all your knowledge and guidance. We saw great improvements with Gertie after her first week of training (and Gertie saw improvements in her humans as well �). I wish we had of completed her puppy preschool with you as well. We'll be back for the level 2 adolescent class �. Kats4Dogs is a definite must for dog owners.read more
Fiona Staines
Fiona Staines
2017-10-19T11:09:25+0000
We loved our 4 week course of puppy school, for our bordercollie Mika. Kat was very informative, answered any questions we had and gave us great tips and techniques for keeping a nice and calm puppy. Would definitely recommend Kat for puppy school training.read more
Mel Tansley
Mel Tansley
2017-10-18T10:49:50+0000
Kat was amazing! She taught us so much for our cattle dog and we have taken so many tips and tricks that are really helping to teach Greg! Highly recommend!
Maree Jean
Maree Jean
2017-10-18T06:42:05+0000
Puppy School was very informative and well run! Thankyou Kat.
Jennifer Gralike
Jennifer Gralike
2017-09-20T10:00:31+0000
Kat is an awesome, no nonsense trainer. I learned everything I was hoping to learn with my puppy in the 4 nights of the course. Highly recommend to other new puppy owners.
Jayde Louise
Jayde Louise
2017-09-19T01:19:38+0000
Three weeks ago kat knocked on my door just as we hit our wits end with our 11 month old chocolate lab. She was honest and gave us some home truth..! It was make or break for this family, and with the guidance and reassurance, we were so proud to open the door today and show Kat our calm, happy pup! Not only has our pup learnt his boundaries, walking him is no longer a tug of war, but he now listens and obeys. Kat you truly saved our family! To say thank you will never be enough!read more
Carley Evans
Carley Evans
2017-08-25T08:38:53+0000
Samantha Mitchell
Samantha Mitchell
2017-08-03T01:32:07+0000
Priscilla Major
Priscilla Major
2017-07-20T23:24:31+0000
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!!!read more
Jenny Graham
Jenny Graham
2017-07-20T22:50:37+0000
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 Dowling
2017-07-20T08:00:25+0000
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 things dog and offers frank honest advice in an extremely informative and humorous manner. You will not find a more knowledgeable trainer.read more
Cathie Middlin
Cathie Middlin
2017-07-13T03:10:49+0000
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 and I for your brilliant lessons.read more
Janine Anderson
Janine Anderson
2017-07-01T08:26:44+0000
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 school for any new puppy. Thankyouread more
Bella Considine
Bella Considine
2017-06-27T09:52:53+0000
Definitely worth while, absolutely love it and learnt a lot !! Thanks again and we will see you when Leila is 5 months !!
Katie Craig
Katie Craig
2017-06-22T11:46:27+0000
I absolutely loved going to Kat's 4 Week Puppy classes and highly recommend this program to anyone with a new addition to their family. I have come away feeling a lot more confident and knowledgeable. Kat provides a comfortable and fun learning environment and it's great to get your dog socialised in a calm controlled environment. I know I will be following her training tips for life!read more
Natasha Chenhall
Natasha Chenhall
2017-06-22T02:44:46+0000
Thanks Kat , Ralph and I had a fabulous time learning together. You taught both of us a lot of doggy life lessons and had fun doing it 👍😊
Michelle Valori
Michelle Valori
2017-06-16T08:38:05+0000
Christina Carde
Christina Carde
2017-06-08T06:52:33+0000
Thanks Kat for such an informative, well structured and entertaining (!) class - Lola and I really enjoyed each and every lesson. Learnt so much about why our fur babies do what they do - only wish we had taken our older dog to one of Kat's classes when he was a puppy! Never the less we learnt heaps of tips and tricks to make the transition from a one dog to two dog family so much easier which was an absolute bonus!read more
Sharon White
Sharon White
2017-06-06T09:25:30+0000
Rhonda Allison
Rhonda Allison
2017-05-31T05:49:32+0000
Best course to get a puppy off to the best start ever. excellent facilities, great knowledge of dogs and imparted confidence. Thanks.
Janice Joyce
Janice Joyce
2017-05-31T01:46:28+0000
Susan Talbot
Susan Talbot
2017-05-30T23:57:20+0000
Being a first time dog owner with a 5 year old I found Kat's Puppy School amazingly useful and lots of fun! As well as our Rhodasian Ridgeback making friends & learning to socialise well with other dogs, Kat has given us heaps of advice & techniques to get the best behaviour possible out of the newest member of our family. Thanks Kat! Can't wait for Adolescents School!read more
Vicki Phillips
Vicki Phillips
2017-04-30T01:55:28+0000
Kat runs a fantastic puppy school and has loads of great tips for teaching your puppy to be well behaved and relaxed in social environments. It was amazing to see how quickly you can teach a pup good basic commands. Looking forward to adolescent training!read more
Amieka Bryant
Amieka Bryant
2017-04-26T10:20:12+0000
Lyndal Guy
Lyndal Guy
2017-04-25T00:58:05+0000
This was the best choice i have ever made, Katrina provided my family with knowledge, techniques and support to create 2 happy and much calmer dogs.
Melanie Ottaway
Melanie Ottaway
2017-04-22T01:56:41+0000
Meeka and I really enjoyed your knowledge and energy in the classes. We have both gained a lot from the four week course. I will highly recommend you to friends and family.Thank you so much..!!!
Courtney Crowe
Courtney Crowe
2017-04-05T00:49:04+0000
Joel Gannon
Joel Gannon
2017-03-30T03:23:24+0000
Julianne Maher
Julianne Maher
2017-03-30T01:21:33+0000
Having just purchased a Cavoodle, and never having had an inside dog before, we attended Kat's puppy school for 4 weeks! I found it to be very beneficial and made me think a little more about what I was doing with my pup! Would recommend this course to anyone who wants to own a well behaved and trained dog!read more
Bec van Pooss
Bec van Pooss
2017-03-21T08:55:18+0000
Our 6 month old lab completed Kat's level 1 obedience class and the difference in her over 4 weeks was amazing! Highly recommend Kat's class and looking forward to doing level 2.
Katie Jardine
Katie Jardine
2017-03-16T23:37:41+0000
Nick Sutcliffe
Nick Sutcliffe
2017-03-03T03:38:07+0000
Kat is an excellent trainer and the school is great.
Kellie Newport
Kellie Newport
2017-03-03T02:21:40+0000
Kat is so helpful and knows her stuff! I had so much fun at puppy school I didn't want to leave! She has given me confidence and the tools to raise a well behaved dog! Thanks for everything Kat see you at obedience training 😜read more
Heather Brown
Heather Brown
2017-02-26T23:03:18+0000
Before we met Katrina our American Staffy, Conan had been a handful on walks, could not socialise with other dogs and was ruling our home.With Katrina's help we put simple changes in place around the home and began a journey of daily obedience training and walking techniques.He still has a long way to go but we can enjoy our beautiful dog both inside and outside the home.Thanks Katrina 🐶❤️️read more
Sandra Ramacher
Sandra Ramacher
2017-02-25T00:51:13+0000
Kat has a solution for all behavioural problems with dogs. My rather large dog Rex is only 8 months old but has all the issues a large dominant dog exhibits (he is a German Shepherd x Ridgeback) and if not addressed will cause major problems in the future. Kat's training is thorough and absolutely spot on. In only one lesson I have learnt how to help Rex become a much happier and relaxed dog. We are now attending Kat's adolescent puppy classes which are a revelation and I only wished I had attended her baby puppy classes. It is essential for all dog owners to learn the skill which Kat teaches. They make for happier dogs and happier owners.read more
Amy Higgins
Amy Higgins
2017-02-07T21:00:46+0000
Jack absolutely loved puppy school! Thank you Kat for all the amazing information. Jack has defiantly gained confidence and has also learned boundaries. We are looking forward to the next stage of training with the adolescent group 🙂read more
Trem Little
Trem Little
2017-02-07T11:14:22+0000
Nicole Bunt
Nicole Bunt
2017-02-07T11:11:23+0000
Jo Hanchard
Jo Hanchard
2016-11-15T23:06:52+0000
Katrina has helped enormously with Ms Minnie's behaviour problems. Train Mum & Dad and you have an excellent dog.
Chloe Kingsford
Chloe Kingsford
2016-11-15T03:32:17+0000
Katrina is awesome. We've had a lot of trouble with our bull terrier over the years and after 3 shorts weeks of training he is a different dog. He was around other dogs today with no nonsense for the first time in years! It has changed our lives.read more
Roxy Williamson
Roxy Williamson
2016-10-29T03:10:05+0000
Our two staffys have had problems for years with anxiety, over excitement and reactivity; all unfortunately caused by our energy levels, habits and babying. We came to breaking point when our dogs frustration bubbled over and they began turning on each other. We are 4 weeks into training with Kat, and we couldn't be more happy. Our lives have changed and are pooches are noticeably calmer and less reactive thanks to new routines we have embedded. Not only that but we believe they are happier and healthier with greater mental and physical stimulation and more secure rules and boundaries. We can actually let people in the front door now and go for walks!! There is nobody else on the coast but Kat who could have helped us the way she did. Not only has she helped our dogs but her energy, knowledge and skills have changed us humans, when we were full of anxiety and stress over the situation. Happy dogs + happy humans = happy life ��read more
Anna Loizou
Anna Loizou
2016-10-18T11:00:01+0000
When i decided to adopt my two foster greyhounds i was anxious about the transition from racing greyhounds to pets and whilst they are super fun, gentle dogs i wanted them to be mentally as well as physically stable which meant i needed help. I have attended both Katrina's adolescence classes and her reactivity classes after a thorough in house assessment. Well since those sessions we have not looked back Inga and Bob have gone from strength to strength. She has taught me the importance of having fun with your dogs and engaging them to make them happy. Katrina was understanding of greyhounds and her methods are kind and beautifully simple although it took me a while to master this confidence with my dogs. We still attend sessions with Kat as she makes everything fun and informative.read more
Ayla Higgins
Ayla Higgins
2016-09-29T22:19:27+0000
Samantha Clayton
Samantha Clayton
2016-09-29T20:57:05+0000
My partner and I just got our first dog, and to be honest with you we weren't very confident and I was definitely babying him way too much! After we enrolled in the puppy preschool, I talked to Shannon about how our wee jaxy is crying and barking "all day every day" according to our neighbours �She did a home visit, and as soon as she left we felt a huge weight off our shoulders and felt a lot more confident with our decisions with jax and following through with it!Shannon was also amazing at puppy preschool, I personally would look forward to Tuesdays every week! Thank you Shannon and Kat! It's been the best learning tool, and we look forward to seeing you in the near future! �Sam, Rory and Jaxy �read more
Rob Gipters
Rob Gipters
2016-09-21T07:20:08+0000
We took our 10 month old Golden Retriever Lucy to Kats adolescent training and she was transformed. From a lovely dog who lacked focus and pulled when we walked her and jumped on people constantly she is now a lovely dog who is a pleasure to walk, listens to commands and is happier for it. Thanks Kat it was so great we will be back for the next training.read more
Geena Pillans
Geena Pillans
2016-09-15T00:30:05+0000
We've been attending puppy classes with Shannon for the last few weeks and feel like we have learnt as much as our puppy, if not more. Shannon is genuinely invested in the growth and development of everyone's puppies and we feel much more confident as first time dog parents. Definitely recommend for first time dog owners!read more
Kim Clarke
Kim Clarke
2016-06-10T22:59:25+0000
Thanks to Shannon for a great puppy class which we completed last week. Such valuable time spent with the puppies socialising and learning good puppy manners and skills. We learned just as much if not more than the puppies. We have already booked in some home visits with Shannon to keep us all on track and get us ready for the adolescent class. I would highly recommend these classes to anyone getting a new puppy.read more
Jody De Clara
Jody De Clara
2016-06-07T02:28:44+0000
We have been amazed at the service provided by Shannon. Puppy School was very beneficial for our Spoodle and for us. Having Shannon do in home consultations was priceless in setting us up to be the best dog owners that we can be. Book an in home - you won't be disappointed!!read more
Sarah Morton
Sarah Morton
2016-06-01T22:03:06+0000
Kat's 4 dogs are a professional, result driven company. Katrina and her team are dedicated to enriching and improving the lives of your dogs and your relationship with your beloved fur baby. I recommend them to everyoneread more
Belinda Rollinson
Belinda Rollinson
2016-05-31T05:56:26+0000
Highly recommend Kats dog classes! I've enjoyed every second. As I'm sure Lexi has too. Watching the dogs of all shapes and sizes from week 1-4 transform behaviour is fantastic. A must do for all dog owners . WOOFread more
Adam Purvis
Adam Purvis
2016-05-24T10:19:09+0000
Kat is real life dog whisperer. It's only been 3 hours since our first visit and we have 2 completely different dogs. 10 year old Beagle and 11 week old Jack Russell relaxed and sleeping like angels in the same kennel!!! The best investment anyone could make for their dogs. Highly recommend!read more
Matilda Moon
Matilda Moon
2016-05-22T06:21:17+0000
Kat and Shannon are brilliant. I feel that all dog owners should spend some time with them! They've really helped me to be a confident and proud leader for my dog. Barking, jumping, snapping at other dogs, anxious excitement...on and on. Hardly any of these behaviours are happening now that I am aware of how to provide the right environment for her. Thank you thank you thank you.read more
Tracey Riddiford
Tracey Riddiford
2016-05-08T11:04:08+0000
A big thanks to Shannon Bamford for her guidance, knowledge & the patience to teach us how to give our pet rescue puppy Stella the best start in life. From the weekly puppy school classes to our first home visit I have already seen a difference in our very active 10 week old X breed! I Am looking forward to our second home visit in the coming week for more guidance & any future training we will definitely be doing with Kat 4 dogs. Anyone out there wondering whether or not to spend the money on training ur best friend, take it from me & see it as an investment not a choreread more
Jacinta Graham - Eppelstun
Jacinta Graham - Eppelstun
2016-05-05T03:34:40+0000
Marina Green
Marina Green
2016-03-29T11:36:06+0000
It's like watching a magician at work. Katrina is insightful and inspiring.
Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown
2015-11-18T13:05:39+0000
Hd a home assessment with Katrina this wk, wht a difference in jst 1 day for my little Thea lots of practice yet to come 4 both of us, looking 4ward 2 starting class @ the end of the month. Katrina is 110% focused on the dog & owner providing gr8 insight and skills to the owner.read more
Mandy Mc
Mandy Mc
2015-10-20T03:40:25+0000
Amazing understanding of dogs and this is evidenced by my dogs behaviour changing immediately for the better and learning how to relax. If you expect miracles then expect to use the tools given by Kat and it will work.read more
Laura Allen
Laura Allen
2015-09-30T00:02:27+0000
Thank you Katrina!! It hasn't even been one week since we saw you and we have already noticed such significant changes in Peppa. She is so much calmer, walks almost close to perfect with the 'leader' on and has learnt to settle on her bed when asked. We can't wait to see what the next few weeks brings and already can't wait to see you again. You are amazing! Would highly reccomend Katrina to anybody out there struggling and feeling lost with how to handle their dog. She will change your life. Our only regret is we wish we found her earlier!! We can't thank you enough!read more
Jo Panganiban
Jo Panganiban
2015-08-13T04:10:58+0000
Results with my staffy and my bull terrier in just and hour!
Daina Agnew
Daina Agnew
2015-08-12T11:24:10+0000
Amazing. Kat has done wonders for us and Bailey, she had gone from a dog who was hypo and loved jumping fences to this amazing, calm happy dog. Thank you so much Kat 🙂
Tara Anderson
Tara Anderson
2015-08-10T11:21:43+0000
Kat is absolutely amazing! I am happy to recommend her to everyone who has a dog that requires training. I have a staffy with anxiety issues, and a new rescue dog Buster who had some aggression issues. After three days of implementing Kat's training techniques, Buster's aggression was non-existent and Krista's anxiety was beginning to improve. Now 10 days on and Buster has even learnt boundaries, is beginning to adjust to life with a cat as a flatmate and Krista is a lot calmer. Thanks again Kat 🙂read more
Paul Dobbrick
Paul Dobbrick
2015-07-14T10:43:40+0000
Thanks so much Kat! You gave me the tools to take control of our Sammy and teach her how good she can be.
Megan Jane
Megan Jane
2015-06-26T08:26:19+0000
We can't thank you enough, you may be a dog trainer, but you managed to train 3 naughty humans in a very supportive way with never-ending knowledge and guidance. The improvement we have seen in our dogs has changed the way we live! We have a very happy, healthy, calm house and it's all because of you. We can't thank you enough and give you honorary pack membership because we're the top dogs and we say so!read more
Lisa Tatton
Lisa Tatton
2015-06-04T22:46:10+0000
I have found Kat's in depth knowledge to be incredibly helpful. She had solved many of our issues straight up with crate training. At first I was a little unwilling but it replaced many a night's lost sleep and clean-ups to gaining more control of the girls. We now have a routine in place which ha brought structure to their lives and little leadership. I find the girls to be more responsive on their leads and the youngest loves the little agility run she now does each day. Kat is very easy to talk to and very good at setting goals for you and your pooch. I highly reccommend Kat if you have a dog with serious behavioural issues, puppy socialisation or even if you want to give your perfect pooch a little more <3read more
Jamie Butters
Jamie Butters
2015-05-20T02:37:03+0000
We have just finished the puppy class! It was great, very informative. And we can't wait to start the adolescent class!
Rachelle Buchanan
Rachelle Buchanan
2015-05-01T01:39:11+0000
Highly recommended! We have had amazing results with our Staffy who is so anxious about everything! Trying to even take her for a drive in the car was near impossible without her having a severe anxiety attack! She now sits there and doesn't even make a fuss!! Thank you Katrina! 😀read more
Siân Howard
Siân Howard
2015-04-10T22:18:20+0000
From the first moment I spoke to Kat she put me at ease. Our 1 year old Weimaraner's behaviour was getting out of control and 3 previous dog schools hadn't given us the tools we needed. Kat's home visit was a real eye-opener. She is immensely calm and reassuring. Along with 8 weeks of her dog school and putting in the work at home we now understand our boy. He's part of the family again and walks are a joyful experience.We really can't thank you enough Kat and Kaiser just adores you xxread more
Michelle Williams-Ottaway
Michelle Williams-Ottaway
2015-03-18T03:22:16+0000
All i can say is Wow,Katrina knows her stuff im so glad i got her to look at my dogs what a difference thx kat
Cino Lewis-Rogers
Cino Lewis-Rogers
2015-03-09T09:53:55+0000
Kyle Beakey
Kyle Beakey
2015-01-09T23:58:01+0000
Karen Harmer
Karen Harmer
2014-12-03T22:52:00+0000
We called in Katrina to help us curb our very active puppy Jessie the Labradoodle. She had some great ideas which are working a treat. She's a clever pup and it's been easy to turn her around. Katrina has saved the day 🙂read more
Courtney Butcher
Courtney Butcher
2014-11-20T09:40:00+0000
Fantastic!!
Lyn Wrigley
Lyn Wrigley
2014-09-19T10:05:07+0000
Thanks so much Katrina , Carol & Shannon for the great training advice for our energetic 7 & half month old lab Choco we all enjoyed the group 1 level training Choco he has improved so much it's amazing how much he's changed I took him to the vet today to get his nails clipped & he was well behaved you guys do a great job thanks again Lyn & Jonread more
Tamara Anderson
Tamara Anderson
2014-09-03T10:56:37+0000
Had such an amazing 4 weeks with Shannon at puppy pre school! You guys do an amazing job!
Nicky Roche
Nicky Roche
2014-07-31T00:39:54+0000
We had the good luck to stumble across Katrina and I am so grateful that we did, as she has facilitated some essential learning within our family that has provided the building blocks for a happier "pack". Katrina has a passion for her work, and a commitment to making a difference ...and a genuine love of animals and getting to the root of the issue within YOUR home. You will not work with a more knowledgeable individual who gives you some REAL and ACTIONABLE tools to take family life forward. She has helped us reframe our thinking and given us the ability to develop a healthier and happier environment for our dogs. Thanks Katrina !read more
John Crews
John Crews
2014-06-23T06:32:28+0000
Thank you for coming and giving our labrador Thor. Some very useful tips and learning strategies. Very valuable for thors future. Money defineately well spent wish I came and saw you before he came along. Thanks again John and Jane Crewsread more
Georgia Eve Cosgrove
Georgia Eve Cosgrove
2014-06-06T02:27:28+0000
Jess Blüms
Jess Blüms
2014-06-04T10:37:26+0000
A big thank you to Katrina, Carol & Shannon for guiding & providing us with the tools to assist with our very energetic puppy, Ollie (Border Collie X Kelpie). We have noticed big changes around the place and he is much more enjoyable to spend time with & walk etc. Katrina has a passion for what she does and its great to see. She is very professional and makes you feel comfortable every step of the way. The first night we walked into classes (Level 1) her dog Portia was on the tredmill and I was amazed, thinking that is awesome! After a home visit from Katrina, confidence in Ollie and bit of a push he was also on the tredmill before we knew it. He now runs on the tredmill lead free, its amazing. He loves it. I would highly recommend Kat's4Dogs to everyone!read more
Jo Jessop
Jo Jessop
2014-05-05T10:31:05+0000
Thanks so much for all your guidance & training tips with our new pup Tilly.As a working breed, lab x Kelpie, we know we are going to have to keep her busy, so learning how to handle her, so we can take her out & about confidently is an important thing for us.read more
Kylie Goossens
Kylie Goossens
2014-03-05T07:50:25+0000
So Happy!
Rebecca Phillips
Rebecca Phillips
2014-02-24T11:26:38+0000
An amazing and gifted woman. Highly recommended no matter the age of your dog.
Heather Stokes
Heather Stokes
2014-02-24T10:49:51+0000
It never ceases to amaze me how Katrina can approach even the worst behaved or fearful dog and have them calm and more confident within one session. If I hadn't seen it for myself I probably wouldn't have believed it. Katrina can do for you and your beloved pet in 1 hour what could take you years to achieve. If you have tried the average dog obedience classes and are getting nowhere fast, then give Kat a call and I can promise you, you wont regret it. Amazing lady. I can recommend Kat without any hesitation.read more
Genevieve Attard
Genevieve Attard
2014-02-24T10:12:13+0000
Katrina's expertise on dog behavior is amazing, both the home visits and the classes have given me the knowledge and confidence to make changes that have benefited the whole house hold. I highly recommend her services.read more
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