Qualified and experienced animal trainer
Hollie, owner of Kent Animal Training, has been training animals for over 15 years. Being a member of the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) and studying with the ABTC (Animal Behaviour Training Council), she spends most of her time sharing her knowledge to help train dogs of all breeds, ages and temperaments. Hollie's approach is always welcoming and she is someone who is always ready to help. Seeking guidance from a professional trainer can be daunting for some, but that need not be the case with Hollie's friendly approach!
Although Hollie spends most of her time helping owners train their dogs, she has experience training horses, cats and parrots. Hollie also has experience training a number of different species (including wolves, chimpanzees, bears, otters, tigers and more) and is a Zoo Animal Training Officer responsible for overseeing the creation, development and implementation of training and behaviour modification programmes.
Hollie is based in the Kent area, is able to travel for appointments and is flexible with bookings to suit your needs. Visit the 'Contact' page to get in touch.
"I'd highly recommend working with Hollie. Her passion for dogs and upbeat nature makes class engaging and enjoyable. She has a tremendous depth of knowledge with extensive experience in a wide range of training and behavioural situations. She teaches so much more than just sit and stay and educates owners about dogs and proper dog ownership".
Lynn & Mabel the Schnauzer
" I have an overconfident excitable dog which made me worry about her safety around other dogs as she didn't seem to realize her size. Hollie helped me have a better understanding of the body language of dogs, and to recognise when my dog is overstimulated and needs time away from play. Hollie has helped improve her loose lead walking, recognising her anxiety and overall helped develop my understanding of good socialisation. The advice Hollie has provided us makes walking Ada a much more enjoyable experience, Thank you!!"
Leanne & Ada the Cockapoo
"Hollie was amazing at helping with my very bitey budgie. She was very calm and patient with both the bird and myself. Made me feel at ease and has been on hand for any advice needed post training. 10/10 would recommend!"
Katie & Conifer the Budgie
"I had a lot of trouble finding someone that would help me and my cat as most people only deal with dogs. Then I found Hollie. I needed help getting my cat comfortable and calm when grooming and handling her. Hollie was patient and understanding with so much knowledge in behaviour. She showed me different techniques to help Nala to relax and not stress out. I owe so much to Hollie and have recommended her to my friends who have behaviour problems with their pets (dogs and cats alike)!"
Nadine & Nala the cat
"My staffy, Dexter was not getting on with other dogs at the park. Hollie took the time to hear my concerns, meet and get to know Dexter, and provided me with helpful tips and tricks to make him more comfortable. She is incredibly knowledgeable, patient and clearly passionate about what she does. She taylored everything for Dexter to suit his personality and his pace. She made training fun not just for Dex, but also myself! I have already recommended Hollie to other people I know with pet problems!"