Dr Katie Friel-Russell BVSc APDT PGDip CCAB MRCVS

Veterinary surgeon, veterinary behaviourist and dog trainer!

  • Qualified veterinary surgeon from Liverpool University.

  • Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour Management from Lincoln University.

  • Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) registered veterinary behaviourist, clinical animal behaviourist and animal training instructor

  • Member of the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour (FAB) Clinicians

  • Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) no. 01267.

dr katie friel-russell Positive Pet Training

Dr Katie graduated from Liverpool University in 2012 including elective training in behaviour studies and spent two years working in a busy small animal hospital as a general practitioner vet. From there she started her further education in behaviour and began to work in referral behaviour work and Positive Pet Training was started in 2014. After becoming a qualified dog trainer with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Dr Katie also enjoys training just for fun and enrichment as well as for specific behavioural concerns. She then completed a Post Graduate Diploma in clinical animal behaviour at Lincoln University.

Now Dr Katie is also an Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) accredited Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB), certified member of the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour (FAB) Clinicians and a Registered Veterinary Behaviourist, Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Registered Animal Training Instructor with the Animal Behaviour Training Council (ABTC).

As a veterinary behaviourist Dr Katie sees all of our referral behaviour cases and oversees and plans all of our training. She really enjoys group training, especially the higher levels of Hoopers, Agility, Gundog, Good Companion and Scent Work! She presents our online training and focuses on the education of caregivers to improve animal welfare.

“If you’re skeptical about this way of training, that’s ok! That means you are using your brain to assess whether this is likely to work or not. You are already using a scientific brain! All of our training is science based and so will suit you perfectly and you can see how effective it is, whilst also maintaining, and improving animal welfare!”

Dr Katie Friel-Russell MRCVS, Positive Pet Training