Meet The Team
Meet The Team
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
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 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 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.
Vicky loves helping people with dogs and cats find ways to live more harmoniously and happily together. She is continually learning as the field of companion animal behaviour grows in knowledge and improves. Vicky holds an Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour from COAPE (Centre for Applied Pet Ethology, is a qualified Tellington TTouch Practitioner P1 for Companion Animals, a respectful and mindful approach to help release tension and feel more balanced, calm and relaxed. Vicky is also a licensed Family Paws Parent Educator helping to prepare expectant and new families for life with dogs or cats. Vicky recently had a story published in an anthology called Kitten Rescue Tales: https://www.generation2050project.org/kitten-rescue-tales
Gill has been interested in training since her dog, Sausie was a puppy – 12 years ago. Once Gill started her training journey she developed a passion for sports and went on to train her younger dog, Woody in agility. A number of years ago Gill embarked on a professional training career and is now qualified with IMDT (The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) and an accredited Canine Hoopers UK Trainer; a brand new dog sport taking the UK by storm. Gill is also a Reiki Master for animals and humans, she practices Usui and Angelic Reiki and Animal communication.
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 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.