About Us…

Nosey Barker Ltd was founded by Kim Kaye who has worked with dogs for over 12 years. Kim along with her team are passionate about delivering reward-based, scientific and successful training.

At Nosey Barker we understand that not all families want to compete at Crufts in showing, agility or obedience, but we also know that families do want a well-mannered dog that they can enjoy spending time with. For over 12 years Kim has worked with dogs and in this time she has learnt that building a strong bond between a family and a dog is key to a successful relationship. It is this knowledge, experience and training that forms a golden thread throughout the school and has become the Nosey way.

We are proud to use reward-based methods to train every dog, but this doesn’t always mean using food or treats. Just like with humans there can be a variety of rewards that can encourage a repeat behaviour, perhaps shoes, holidays, money, a hug or praise. This scientific approach has been proven as effective and far less likely to lead to any behavioural problems.

Our group classes are mainly taught at our outdoor location where the dogs are able to get used to all the normal distractions they would encounter when out on a walk with you. We call this real-life training, we coach you to be able to connect with your dog and ask for appropriate behaviour when out and about in your community. One of the reasons our success rate is so high is because we offer small group classes; puppies and beginners have a maximum of 6 dogs and all other classes a maximum of 6 too. This means everyone has some individual time with our qualified trainers and are able to ask questions specific to their dog and their life.

Sometimes our canine pals need a different type of support to group classes, we are pleased to help you with private tuition and behaviour modification. We have a team of experts that are qualified and passionate about improving any difficulties you and your dog may be facing.

At Nosey Barker we take learning very seriously and are proud to continue to train and use the most up to date, scientific and kind methods. We are proud to host like minded trainers, behaviourists and leading professionals offering continual professional development to dog enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Our methods are…

Kind to your dog and you

This means we don’t use fear/force based methods! We are Force Free Trick Trainers and advocate for the use of reward based training for training that is more effective and FUN too!

Up to date with the latest science

We invest in our continuous professional development to make sure that our methods are up to date and in line with behavioural science practice. We are proud to say we are fully qualified with IMDT (The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers), LLA (Living and learning with animals), FFTT (force free trick trainer), Talking Dog Scentwork Instructor, Dog Yoga and Superdogs (assistance work). Kim is also a qualified Dog Groomer, microchip technician and fully DBS checked and clear.

Fun and effective

We take great joy in helping our clients have fun with their dogs, explore possibilities and have new adventures!

We would love to support you and your dog…

We currently run group sessions as well as 1:1 support sessions to support you with your dog.

To enquire simply contact us:

Give us a call

07747 698 008

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Dog Training and Behaviour Support in Harlow, Essex

Nosey Barker Ltd

Harlow Garden Centre

Canes Lane,



CM17 9LD