experienced in practice and theory
Pooch Paws follows a force free, empowerment ethos, which applies to each owner as well as their dog. We keep up to date with the most recent scientific developments to deliver the best possible service to our clients. As well as this we are governed by strict codes of conduct by the organisations we are a member of. We work closely with veterinarians and are recommended by many in the local area. Established by Katey Aldred in 2005, Pooch Paws now has another two team members Berni Black and James Marjoram, both personally hand picked by Katey.
operating since 2005.
Pooch Paws was first established as a broader company offering a number of services which included dog walking, dog sitting, ambulance service as well as training. From these early days valuable knowledge was gained into varying breeds. When Katey relocated from Essex to Norfolk the only part of the business to carry on was the training. At this time Katey had gained the knowledge and qualifications to carry out behaviour programs.
At Pooch Paws we believe our clients needs are of the utmost importance and are committed to meeting those needs.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Katey, Berni and James
Katey Aldred MSc, RVN, ABTC-CAB
Berni Black RVN
Katey Aldred is the founder, director, head trainer and clinical animal behaviourist at Pooch Paws. Katey has been working in the animal industry since 2001. Having studied to a Masters Degree level in Applied Animal Behaviour, her knowledge is extensive. Katey is also a Registered Veterinary Nurse and a full member of both the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist.
Berni Black is an assistant trainer at Pooch Paws. She is a Veterinary Nurse Lead with extensive animal handling experience and has worked in the animal industry since 2007. Berni teaches classes at Pooch Paws, assists with workshops and is working towards APDT membership.
James Marjoram is an assistant trainer at Pooch Paws. James was a long-term Pooch Paws student and now using everything he has learned to progress to assistant trainer. He trains dogs for displays and has an interest in tricks training, obedience and agility. He recently completed the Institute of Modern Dog Training (IMDT) Practical Instructor course which focused on teaching in a group class environment. James will also be working towards APDT membership.