KATEY ALDRED MSc, RVN, ABTC-CAB MAPDT (01204), CBATI, PPG
Clinical Animal Behaviourist
“With three dogs, two cats and two reptiles of my own, it’s clear to see that I am passionate about animals, and it is my belief that a well-trained and well-behaved pet results in a happier home; for everyone!
“It was my love and passion for animals that drew me into a career working with them in 2001, and I haven’t stopped loving it since. Since then I have I completed two degree's; Canine Behaviour and Training and a Master’s Degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training (AABT)."
In addition, Katey is a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) with the Royal Veterinary College and was the first to become a CBATI within East Anglia in 2014.
Katey is the owner of Pooch Paws based at St.Olaves, Norfolk established since 2005. She is the main trainer delivering weekly puppy and dog training classes. Katey also works privately with clients for training and behaviour as well as teaching workshops. Katey has a passion for gundogs utilising clicker training to teach the sport. A background in the veterinary industry has also resulted in a passion for husbandry training and low-stress handling.
PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL EXPERIENCE
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE
Katey qualified as a veterinary nurse in October 2011 and became registered with the RCVS in February 2012. Katey worked in a busy 9 veterinary surgeon practice for eight years gaining valuable knowledge in critical care, emergencies and general nursing. Katey now undertakes part time locum nursing in East Anglia.
ABTC Listed Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Katey successfully passed her clinical animal behaviourist assessment with the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors in October 2023. This is achieved via the successful submission of behaviour cases and interviews. The work included supporting documents plus practical elements of being a capable trainer.
CERTIFIED BEHAVIOUR ADJUSTMENT TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
Katey is a Certified Behaviour Adjustment Training Instructor, the first to achieve this accolade in the East Anglia Region. Katey was trained by Grisha Stewart on this method of behaviour modification and implements it’s values during her work; giving the animals choice. CBATIs are professional trainers who have passed a detailed practical skills assessment and theoretical exam about BAT for dog reactivity.
MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AND TRAINING
Katey successfully graduated in October 2018 with a MSc AABT (applied animal behaviour and training). This is level 7 education which involved hundreds of hours of academic work as well as undertaking animal training, and scientific investigations.
Katey is the owner of Pooch Paws established since 2005. Running Pooch Paws as well as the veterinary work has allowed Katey to gain a vast amount of knowledge in addition to handling skills on a variety of species.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT
Katey attends events each year to ensure she is maintaining her knowledge and skills. This is a requirement from the organisations she hs a member of as well as being a personal goal. Katey has been honoured to have been part of the Clicker Crew twice at the UK Clicker Expo Luminous events in 2018 and 2019.