Katie Brown,PPN, PPG

Advanced Senior Trainer Guildford, Surrey

Katie is one of our Advanced Senior Trainers and is a valued member of the team. She is also an assistant in our puppy training classes and workshops, so has experience working with a variety of breeds of dogs.   She benefits from access to the Directors 2 children (4 yrs & 7 yrs) for dogs who need training around kids, as well as their 2 dog savvy cats. She has 3 dogs of her own, an older Labrador, a calm Bassett mix and a Pug.


Katie is passionate about reward-based training and all of her training is done using treats, toys, games and lots of praise to ensure your dog enjoys their stay and learns effectively whilst maintaining high welfare standards. She only takes in 2 to 3 dogs for training at any one time, so is able to offer a more personal and exclusive training service.

Katie is also one of our volunteers for Hungary Hearts Dog Rescue, helping to rehabilitate street dogs from Hungary so that they can find a home. 


She is an excellent match for puppies who need early socialisation and training, as well as older dogs who have specific training needs. Katie will always go the extra mile to ensure your dogs training is tailored to your specific needs and loves sending additional photos and videos during a stay to keep your mind at ease.

Katie is proud to be a Professional Member of the Pet Professional Network (PPN), a member of the Pet Professional Guild for Force Free Dog Trainers (PPG) and a Dog Training College Approved Instructor

Background Qualifications, Online Courses, Webinars, Seminars & Experience 

  • DBS checked for your peace of mind

  • Adolescent Dogs Instructor Certificate - Advanced Senior

  • Professional Member of the Pet Professional Network (PPN)

  • Member of the Pet Professional Guild for Force Free Dog Trainers (PPG)

  • Dog Training College Approved Instructor

  • Diploma in Animal Psychology

  • Extended Diploma in Animal Management

  • UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Seminar with Mike Newland

  • Craig Ogilvie - Interactive Play Workshop - 2020

  • Monthly Training with Kamal Fernandez - 2020

  • Kamal Fernandez - 2 Day Practical Training Seminar on Dog Training & Behaviour - 2019

  • Alex Wilson - 2 Day Tellington TTouch Seminar - 2019

  • Absolute Dogs - Naughty but Nice Intensive practical 3 day course 2019

  • Sarah Whitehead - Attended Practical Instructors Course - 2018

  • Craig Ogilvie - Attended Communicating with your Overstimulated Dog Seminar - 2018

  • Brenda Aloff - Attended Canine Body Language Seminar 2018 

  • Hungary Hearts dog rescue volunteer - rehabilitating rescue dogs - 2018

  • Victoria Stillwell - 2017 UK Attended Bite prevention and behaviour conference

  • Kerrie Oakley & Emma Warren Brown - Attended Pet first aid seminar

  • Craig Ogilvie - Attended Interactive play skills seminar

  • David Ryan - Attended dogs that bite and fight seminar

  • Nando Brown -  Attended the science of learning theory seminar

  • Forest Micke - Heelers Toolbox webinar

  • Forest Micke - Engagement Skills webinar

  • Ian Dunbar - Simple solutions to common behaviour & training problems webinar

  • Ian Dunbar - Crucial concepts in dog behaviour & training webinar

  • Michael Ellis - The power of training dogs with food webinar

  • Chirag Patel - Attended Canine Body Language seminar

  • Institute of Modern Dog Trainers - Attended Career as a dog trainer seminar

Watch videos of dogs trained by Katie below

5 star review


"Sending your dog away from home is always nerve wracking but with Katie our dog trainer, there is no need to worry. Our other dogs had previously attended doggy training classes and residential training therefore there was no question that when our new addition joined the family he would be going for a training holiday as well!


Katie is absolutely brilliant not only is she knowledgable about what she does but she’s also kind and genuinely cares about the dogs in her care. Adolescent Dogs request that you fill out a questionnaire prior to your dogs stay which is excellent as it’s an opportunity to let your dog trainer know what you need help with and how they can aid in progressing your dogs training forward.


Being a young pup our priority for Barney was his recall whilst off the lead and heel work when on the lead. Barney loves everyone so it was also important to find a technique that would work to help him concentrate when training! Katie ensured to keep us updated throughout Barney’s stay with photos and videos of his progress which was really nice to see as always.


The handover was fantastic and I am pleased to say that Barney has made amazing progress in his training journey! Barney learnt all the commands that we were struggling with during his stay with Katie including the ever so important recall! DMT has been an absolute game changer and continuing to practise this is transforming our walks into a positive experience instead of a negative one. Something that is so important about the handover sessions is that adolescent dogs give you the knowledge to continue the training that your dog has learnt during their stay with them.


Adolescent Dogs ongoing support once your dog has returned home is second to none. Not only can you contact your trainer if you are struggling with any commands or just need a refresher but you also have the Adolescent Dogs online training hub. This is marvellous as it provides a library of training videos which can help you continue what your dog has already learnt at residential training and learn new tricks you may want to teach your dog. Katie is an incredible dog trainer and we would not trust anyone else with our furry babies, they really do have a home away from home when they stay with her! We will be forever grateful that we found Adolescent dogs and Katie, we cannot recommend them highly enough. Our fluffy two are already looking forward to their next stay in the future!"