Slightly late to annouce this but just had to share the below statement from the Victoria Stilwel Dog Training Academy!
5th January 2018
Greenwich, London World-renowned pet behavior expert and Animal Planet TV star Victoria Stilwell is pleased to announce that Kat Pollock-Smith has recently graduated from the prestigious Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior’s flagship Dog Trainer Course. As a result of Kat’s successful graduation, Kat is now qualified as a professional dog trainer in the South East London area.
Victoria is one of the world’s best-known dog trainers due to her hit TV show It’s Me or the Dog, through which she shares her passion for educating the public about the power of reward-based positive reinforcement training methods and the dangers and ineffectiveness of traditional dominance-based philosophies. The 2016 launch of her new Victoria Stilwell Academy (VSA) reflects her passion for promoting effective, safe and humane training tools and methods by qualified dog training professionals in an otherwise unregulated industry.
Taught by Victoria herself and her world-class faculty, VSA’s 6-month Dog Trainer Course is a rigorous academic and practical study of dog training and behavior knowledge and skills, effective human communication, and business management acumen. The comprehensive course curriculum features multiple learning models and requires students to engage in a combination of in-person learning with Victoria and her faculty, online studies, and practical experience under the tutelage of a VSA-approved professional mentor. This combination of real-world experience, academic learning and practical applications has positioned VSA as a leader in dog trainer education.
Graduates of the Dog Trainer Course emerge from VSA prepared to offer group dog training classes and private lessons on a professional basis. All VSA graduates sign a statement pledging to promote, practice and uphold Victoria’s high level of force-free, reward-based, positive dog training methodologies and ideologies in their professional work.
As a successful VSA graduate dedicated to maintaining the highest level of professionalism while following the latest in the ever-evolving field of animal behavioral science, Kat offers those dog owners in the South East of London a dog training option they can trust.