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Katrina Johnson

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Katrina Johnson -  Senior Veterinary Nurse
Katrina Johnson RVH Dip Inst Dog Trainer, City & Guilds Exotics Certificate Senior Veterinary Nurse

Kat has spent the majority of her working life at Scarsdale Vets, and is based at our Park Farm practice in Allestree.

She has a specific interest in dog and cat behaviour. Alongside being a Registered Qualified Veterinary Nurse, her qualifications include:

  • Diploma holder for dog trainer
  • Diploma holder advanced dog trainer
  • Diploma holder for dog to dog aggression
  • Diploma holder for dog behaviour
  • Associate member of KCAI

“I started helping with Scarsdale Puppy Classes in 2006, and really enjoyed the experience.

To help me improve my knowledge, I enrolled in a behavioural diploma course in 2007. This was the catalyst for me becoming the dog trainer/behaviouralist for Scarsdale Vets. I realised how important the training methods used have a direct influence in our dog’s behaviour. I decided this was the path I wanted to take and be able to offer a up to date training/behavioural service for our clients.

A lot of our clients enjoyed our training classes and wanted to continue some fun training after they had completed our obedience course. So, I was asked to offer another form of training course.

Agility was extremely popular at the time but tended to be competitive based with winning the main goal.I personally, did not want to go down this path, but realised agility was a great way for people and their dogs to bond and have fun together. I attended a weekend workshop in March 2010 to learn how to safely use agility equipment and run small agility courses.

These have been extremely popular with our clients.

Dog training/ behaviour is an on-going learning process. So, over the years I have continued to attend varies webinars, seminars and training events, to improve my knowledge and keep up to date with the latest scientific methods of training and behavioural modification programs.”

Outside of work Kat loves spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter. She also has a houseful of pets that include 3 cats, 2 dogs, a rabbit, hamster and a variety of birds!


  • Dog behaviour
  • Cat behaviour
  • Dog training

Practices work at


Park Farm


Park Farm Centre, Allestree, Derby DE22 2QQ

01332 554422

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Articles by Katrina Johnson

Crate Training

Crate Training

Using a crate helps provide the puppy/dog with its own private safe place. Here are our tips for crate training your dog.

Why Does My Dog…

Why Does My Dog…

We explain why dogs display certain behaviours, including jumping, pulling on their lead, barking and more.

Recall Skills – Training Dogs

Recall Skills – Training Dogs

Training dogs to come back when called is all about having a good positive relationship with your dog. Kat Johnson RVN shares her top tips.

Training Your Dog To Toilet

Training Your Dog To Toilet

Katrina Johnson RVN shares her advise on ho to train your dog to toilet in a specific area. Read her tips.

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