My name is Kate Oates, my pronouns are she/her and I am a dog trainer with a love for behaviour struggles. My knowledge and education is all about human and dogs brains and psychology. I've learned how to shape a dogs behaviour through understanding how their minds work, and I've learned a lot about my own mind in the process. I am here to teach you what I know so you can be your dogs best trainer. I want to arm you with the understanding I have so we can live a more harmonious life with our pets.
I have chosen my education for dog training because the people who run it are highly qualified in the field, they are passionate about animals and their human's wellbeing. They are working in the field, researching and competing with dogs all in a force free way. I am also constantly updating my knowledge, I complete courses, webinars, attend conferences!
We are all here to learn, I do not think of myself as better than anyone. I have spent my time completing courses so you don't have to, and through that I can share my experience and knowledge with you. I am thankful for all of the people who I have worked with so far, you have helped me in my mission to help as many people and their dogs as I can.
I am not here to judge you, I am not perfect myself nor is my dog. Our aim at Cool Canines is for peace, happiness and less stressful life with our dogs. That will look different for everyone.
I wont encourage anything forceful with your dog, so please don't take it as a criticism, it's just not how I work. I aim to offer a safe space for learning for everyone. When we know better we can do better.
Vader and I have been through a lot, all sorts of interesting behaviours either together or helping others. I believe this experience is what helps me be the best trainer I can be. It allows me to understand how you feel and where you are with your dog. I've had experience in turning a seemingly helpless situation into one of joy and happiness with my own dog and others.
I am passionate about sharing quality dog training content so please check out my socials. I try to post things in my "free" page, Facebook and YouTube.
I have a young family and am running this business, so please keep that in mind and exercise patience as I give both my family and my clients the time they deserve!