Katherine Ferguson, Head Coach
Katherine has worked as a teacher and headteacher for children with special needs for over 20 years and is a firm believer in the power of education and training to change lives.
Since rescuing a border collie from Dogs Trust (then NCDL) over 15 years ago, her passion for dog training and behaviour has grown. She undertook a Dog Training Instructor course with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) 4 years ago and made the decision to make a career change. Since then she has volunteered with Dogs Trust in kennels and worked as a dog trainer for a reward-based training company. She is currently studying for an Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management.
Katherine loves all animals, having rabbits and guinea pigs at home as well as her beloved dog. She looks forward to the day where she has enough land to expand her menagerie!
Lucy Wilkins, Senior Coach
Lucy has come from a career as a Librarian, but was also a very well respected volunteer at Dog School Bristol for two years alongside completing a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Oxford Brookes University in May 2019. She has also volunteered at Bristol Dogs and Cats Home, Galgos Del Sol in Spain and Forever Hounds Trust from where she adopted her rescue greyhound, Portia.
Lucy is excited to be finally working for Dog School after learning so much with Bristol, and looking forward to working out of the Evesham Centre as well as doing a part-time MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Edinburgh.
Kim King , Coach
Kimberley has been working as a Dog Trainer for Evesham Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre for the past year where she has helped to rehabilitate and rehome some of the longer term dogs, as well as provide training advice and help to new adopters.
Prior to this she worked with Guide Dogs for the Blind as a trainer after previously completing a FDSC in Animal Welfare and Behaviour at University West of England, where she won the award for top student for all her hard work throughout the course.
Kimberley owns a beautiful but very nervous rescue Lurcher called Angel who after a difficult start to life has had to overcome a lot of fears - including other dogs, new people and coping alone. Kimberley, therefore, has a particular passion for working with nervous dogs and helping with their confidence.