Kate Nicholas is a professional dog trainer, author, television star and head trainer at Fort k9 Dog Training.
An internationally renowned dog trainer in her own right with 15 years of experience in competitive dog sports reaching top level in Flyball, Agility, Obedience, Canine Freestyle/ Heelwork to Music and Cani-cross with her own dogs. Kate takes pride in having multi-talented dogs that can hold their own in any sport.
Kate is experienced in behaviour adjustment training of pet and working dogs as well as developing and mentoring handlers in canine sport through master classes and seminars. Kate has trained dogs for media work and is experienced in supervising dogs on TV/film sets after becoming a household name on Britain’s Got Talent 2008.
Kate is a Veteran Soldier of the Royal Army Veterinary Corp. Having had been appointed as a dog trainer at the Defence Animal Centre during her service, Kate specialised in working on the Young Military Working Dog Development project. Training and passing out Ministry of Defence Police dogs and Protection dogs. Serving as part of the 1st Military Working Dog Regiment in Germany, Kate was deployed to Afghanistan as an operational dog handler.
As a successful dog trainer, Kate is committed to continuously furthering her knowledge of the latest advancements in dog training and behaviour and has attended seminars and workshops by some of the top British and International training experts. To ensure her clients and their dogs receive first-rate, modern dog training that really works.
Kate’s Current Dogs (From Left to Right)
Gin (Kennel Club name / Fun and Frolics)
Breed/ Working Sheepdog
DOB/ January 2001
Britain’s Got Talent 2008 finalist and 10,168,773 views on youtube. Long list of live performances and tv show work.
Jade Award Flyball Dog. Racing from 07/02/2004 – 27/10/2012
British Flyball Champion 2007
Advanced Canine Freestyle dog
Photo taken July 2016 showing that Gin still enjoys flyball as a past time even if she has slowed down.
Dare ( Kennel Club name/ Dare to Dream)
Breed/ Belgium Shepherd Malinois
Achievements: Has recently made her debut into the dog sport world. Winning her fair share of canicross races and gaining her first grade 3 agility win and coming 2nd in her debut starters flyball competition.
Currently training in: Flyball, Canicross, Agility, Obedience , IPO, Dock Diving, Scooter, Tri dog and trick training.
Ice ( Kennel Club name / Beverton Ice)
Breed/ Border Collie
CDEX Working Trials
BH in IPO
Advanced Canine Freestyle
Advanced Heelwork to music
Grade 7 Agility dog
Silver Award Flyball Dog / European Flyball Championships 2016 Division 13 Runner up
Class C only Obedience dog
International T.V star
The new girl on the block
Breed/ Euro Hound
Currently training in sleeping, eating and growing.
I believe that FourFriends Pet Food provides above and beyond nutrition for my dogs in order to be able to achieve peak physical condition, which enables them to succeed in a variety of different dog sports.