Hi My name is Kath. I was born in Scotland. I have owned, worked and trained dogs all my life. It all started when I used to follow my uncle who was a shepherd, around at 5 years old. I watched in sheer amazement as he worked 4 dogs at the same time with only a whistle. When I left school I became a Shepherdess and trained my own dogs. I went on to get my Diploma in agriculture but never lost my passion for dogs. I have always had pets from Labradors to Irish Setters and now have Golden Retrievers. 13 years ago I moved to New Zealand and started work with a different team of dogs Huntaway's , Kelpie's and of course Collies . I have been taught many different things from different types of dogs. Breed specific needs has been the biggest lesson and understanding the silent language of dogs. They don't need to speak and so learning to communicate with them in their language is the biggest challenge for us humans.
I have spent the last few years Breeding Golden Retrievers and many are now working for Assistance Mobility Trust in New Zealand . I hold a diploma in dog behaviour . I have now returned to Scotland and would like to help you understand how to speak" DOG."