Nosey Barker Ltd was founded by Kim Kaye who has worked with dogs for over 10 years. Kim along with her husband Ryan are passionate about delivering friendly, fun and successful training.

At Nosey Barker we understand that not all families want to compete at Crufts in showing, agility or obedience, but we also know that families do want a well-mannered dog that they can enjoy spending time with. For over 10 years Kim has worked with dogs and in this time she has learnt that building a strong bond between a family and a dog is key to a successful relationship. It is this knowledge, experience and training that forms a golden thread throughout the school and has become the Nosey way.

We are proud to use reward-based methods to train every dog, but this doesn’t always mean using food or treats. Just like with humans there can be a variety of rewards that can encourage a repeat behaviour, perhaps shoes, holidays, money, a hug or praise. This scientific approach has been proven as effective and far less likely to lead to any behavioural problems.

Our group classes are mainly taught at our outdoor location where the dogs are able to get used to all the normal distractions they would encounter when out on a walk with you. We call this real-life training, we coach you to be able to connect with your dog and ask for appropriate behaviour when out and about in your community. One of the reasons our success rate is so high is because we offer small group classes; puppies and beginners have a maximum of 6 dogs and all other classes a maximum of 8. This means everyone has some individual time with our qualified trainers and are able to ask questions specific to their dog and their life.

Sometimes our canine pals need a different type of support to group classes, we are pleased to help you with private tuition and behaviour modification. We have a team of experts that are qualified and passionate about improving any difficulties you and your dog may be facing.

At Nosey Barker we take learning very seriously and are proud to continue to train and use the most up to date, scientific and kind methods. We are proud to host like minded trainers, behaviourists and leading professionals offering continual professional development to dog enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Meet the Team

Kim Kaye

Kim Kaye

Kim Kaye, a canine professional for over 10 years, is doggedly obsessed with the bond between dog and caregiver. It is this Jedi focus on the dog-caregiver relationship upon which all of her training techniques and activities are taught. Equal to this is her passionate, unapologetic insistence that training be fun, real, enriching and kind. Kim is the Founder and Director of Nosey Barker Dog Training based in Essex. She is fully qualified with IMDT (The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers), LLA (Living and learning with animals), FFTT (force free trick trainer), Talking Dog Scentwork Instructor, Dog Yoga and Superdogs (assistance work). Kim is also a qualified Dog Groomer, microchip technician and fully DBS checked and clear. Kim shares her life with 5 Miniature Schnauzers and her husband Ryan, co-director of Nosey Barker

Ryan Kaye

Ryan Kaye

With his boundless enthusiasm, energy and passion, it might be said that Ryan has got a puppy-like nature! It is this fun Ryan brings to dog training, along with structure and focus. Ryan enjoys working with owners and their dogs and watching the bonds between them strengthen. Ryan has a keen interest in sports such as Parkour, Canicross and Agility. Along with sports Ryan has a passion for permission based handling which is especially useful for when visiting the vets and groomers. Ryan is the Nosey Barker human first aider, he is also a canine first aider. Ryan has been a qualified trainer with the IMDT (The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) since 2015 and a certified Dogfit Instructor since 2017.

Pauline King

Pauline King

Pauline is a senior member of the Nosey team, she is passionate about canine enrichment and improving the the lives of dogs. She has run her own successful dog walking business for 3 years and is now a qualified dog trainer with IMDT (The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers). Pauline has extensive knowledge and experience with a huge variety of breeds through her dog walking and volunteering roles. Pauline is one of the puppy class trainers as well as a group class trainer, she has a keen interest in teaching tricks and scentwork. Pauline shares her life with a Miniature Schnauzer called Luther, together they have achieved level 6 Talking dog scentwork handler accreditation and Uber dog tricks title. Pauline holds an up to date Canine first aid certificate and is DBS clear. Pauline is a particularly kind trainer and is always pleased to help dogs and families in need.

Christine Wringe

Christine Wringe

Christine is a professional licensed Dog walker also offering boarding in Leigh on Sea, she has run her own successful business for over 2 years. During this time Christine‘s thirst for knowledge about how dogs learn grew and she began to pursue a career in dog training. Christine joined the Nosey team in 2017 as an assistant group class trainer and hasn’t looked back since. Her enthusiasm, knowledge and friendly personality make her an invaluable member of the team. Christine holds a current canine first aid certificate and is fully DBS checked and clear.

Sue Lefevre

Sue Lefevre

Sue, a qualified canine behaviourist, has a real passion for husbandry techniques and enrichment (which she recently got to use with primates at a local Wildlife Park) and she also has a soft spot for working with rescue dogs. Sue has a Graduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour Management (Level 6), a Certified Animal Behaviourist with ICAN: International Companion Animal Network and is also a Bach Flower Remedy Animal Practitioner with the Natural Animal Care Centre.

Kieron Clougherty

Kieron Clougherty

Kieron is a qualified groomer, he holds a City & Guilds level 3 Diploma in canine styling. Kieron has been studying about dogs for over 4 years and is particularly interested in problem behaviour and canine body language, he has learnt from trainers and behaviourists who are regarded as the best in the industry. Kieron also enjoys trick training with his own dogs Gus and Marcel. Kieron joined the Nosey team in 2017 as a group class assistant and has brought a wealth of knowledge along with him. Kieron holds a current first aid certificate and is DBS checked and clear.

Rachel Gallimore

Rachel Gallimore

Rachel has a degree in bioveterinary sciences with a 3rd year focus on behaviour. She has had dogs since childhood and currently spends much of her time finding new ways to entertain her 2 collies. Rachel has been training her own dogs with Nosey Barker for the last 18 months. You will find Rachel as a moderaror on the online community spreading enrichment ideas and helpful product reviews.

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