About Us

Yes, I love dogs but there is more to it than that...

I do adore dogs (all animals to be honest) but dog training is more than helping dogs. I love to help people too. I listen to an owner's concerns and their training goals, we problem solve together to ensure the training plan slots into your everyday life. Once we achieve this, long-lasting dog training results occur. I will talk you through everything you need to know from why your dog is carrying out a behaviour, how to solve the problem and how to achieve real-life results. 

I love to problem solve! From Sudoku to working on a new way to teach a dog a cue. All dogs are individuals and problem solving is a must, one way will not work for all dogs. Let me tailor make a training plan to help you achieve your dog training goals.

Karen's DOGS mainly work in Central Scotland but can travel further afar on request. 

Qualifications

  • Karen Pryor Academy - Certified Training Partner

  • Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer

  • Member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers

  • Distinction in Dog Training at Centre of Applied Pet Ethology

  • BSc Honours in Veterinary Nursing

Experience

  • 2019 to present - Victoria Stilwell Academy Faculty Advisor

  • 2019 to present - Creator of Devoted to Dogs, a fully online dog training service

  • 2016 to 2019 - Established the first dedicated dog training faculty in West Lothian, running a range of classes and workshops. We closed our doors in July 2019 to concentrate on our new personalised, private training sessions

  • 2014 to present - working as a full time dog trainer

  • 2011 to 2014 - working as a full time Veterinary Nurse and dog trainer (part-time)

  • 2009 to 2011 - working at Edinburgh Zoo in the presentations section training birds of prey for free flight shows with the aim of highlighting the importance of conservation projects to the public

  • 2006 to 2008 - working on farms and veterinary surgeries

Lastly, a recommendation from Victoria...

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