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Harlow dog trainer nominated for best trainer of the year

Communities / Fri 19th Feb 2021 at 09:30am

KIM Kaye, director of Nosey Barker dog training school and her team have been short-listed for an Animal Star Award for Best Trainer/Behaviourist of the Year.

Nosey Barker serves Harlow and the surrounding areas and, after giving away their brand-new online course, Wonder Walks, to 5,000 dog lovers across the world, they were awarded a Lockdown Hero Animal Star Award during lockdown 1.0.

Throughout the last year the Nosey team have been supporting puppies, dogs and their families in any way they can. From walking key workers dogs to supporting lockdown puppies with their online puppy school to providing advice in their community training Facebook group. One of the most popular services since lockdown has been their Training Walks.

“When the pandemic caused National Lockdown, people were struggling to train their dog or even enjoy their walks together.  The weather was nice, but families couldn’t enjoy their daily exercise with their dogs because they wouldn’t recall or were pulling on lead; it was an added stress that nobody needed. 

“We wanted to help in a COVID safe way, so we gave our newly released course ‘Wonder Walks’ away for free. Lots of people who followed Wonder Walks with us told us that it really helped them to reconnect with their dog on walks and they were able to just go out and have fun without worrying that the walk would turn into a disaster. In fact, Wonder Walks proved so popular that we have just launched Wonder Walks 2 which has even more ideas for fun ways to have better walks with your dog.”

“Although we can’t run our normal classes, we have still been able to support families with their dog training needs. We have run zoom classes which can be really fun, and we’ve run a few competitions in our Facebook training group.  Our training walks have been really helpful for people who have suddenly found themselves juggling working from home, home schooling and their dog. We pick up clients’ dogs, train them and return them home meaning the people don’t have to leave home and can get on with their day but when they do get to walk their dog it’s an enjoyable experience as they have been well trained.”

Animal Star Awards was founded by Mary Burgess in 2016 and gives recognition for animals and humans alike for the extraordinary things they do.  The online, virtual awards night takes place on Saturday 28th March 2021. 

“We are so excited to have been shortlisted for this award; we really have worked our socks off to help our community and deliver effective, fun training in really challenging times.”

To find out more about Nosey Barker and the services they provide, please head to: www.nosey-barker.co.uk

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