Why Choose Super Hounds?
Finding the right trainer for you and your dog is key to success. What is their ethos – do they practice positive reward-based training? Have they attained the essential professional qualifications? Do they have a proven track record? At Super Hounds, we can confidently answer “yes” to all of the above; as Diane’s extensive professional experience will attest.
We are vet recommended, professional, reputable and highly qualified. We work to strict ethical standards and adhere to a code of practice both with the APDT and IMDT so you can be confident that you and your dog are in capable hands.
We are delighted that Kathy has joined our team to help out with your gorgeous puppies. Kathy trained with the IMDT and runs our puppy classes, our group social training walks and our puppy 121s.
Dog Trainer & Canine Behaviour Consultant
APDT 01250, IMDT 8013, PPG, Cert. TPTD
Diane is Director and Head Trainer at Super Hounds and has been working with dogs professionally for 13 years.
She is qualified and accredited by APDT, IMDT and PPG. She is an accredited agility instructor, Real Dog Yoga instructor, UK Snifferdogs Bronze and Silver Instructor and a Mantrailing UK Instructor.
As well as receiving referrals from Vets across SW London, Diane was hand selected by KONG as their female UK Ambassador in 2019. She is also author of the best seller “Beyond The Bowl”
Having previously run a successful dog walking company for 9 years, she is hugely experienced with many breeds and ages.
Diane has also trained her own dogs for film and television work and has presented at events and conferences around the UK
Diane shares her life with he older rescue staffy, George, her rescue whippet cross, Louie and her new puppy, Billy
Diane is delighted to have joined forces with 3 of the world’s best trainers – Jo-Rosie Haffenden, Nando Brown and Dean Nicholas to bring you her series of online courses and tutorials for her Good Dog level One Course.
New courses will be released soon so keep an eye out!
Kathy has been working with dogs for 8 years where she has gained knowledge and a passion for dog training and behaviour whilst working with many different breeds and ages of dogs.
Kathy has had experience working at a boarding kennel, doggy day care, veterinary practice, and has worked alongside behaviourists at a rescue centre.
As well as this experience, she has a background and degree in Psychology and Education and is qualified dog trainer with the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Training).
Kathy is now working at Superhounds alongside Diane to run puppy classes, social walks, 121s and handling classes.
Accreditations & Memberships
Off The Lead Freedom Field
Diane owns and runs Off The Lead, a safe and secure 5 acre dog freedom field just off the A3 in Send, Surrey.
The field is available for private hire, and Diane also uses the space for dog training.
With no distractions you and your dog can really focus on the training and guidance given whilst having fun at the same time.
Beyond the Bowl
Diane is co-author of Beyond the Bowl
Produced in conjunction with KONG toys.
Beyond the Bowl is the first in a series of books intended to support you and your dog.
To help our dogs cope in our world we have to find the right balance between physical exercise, mental stimulation and calmness, which Beyond the Bowl covers in depth.
Beautifully combined with over 50 recipes for stuffing into your interactive toys.
The invaluable information in this book will help you to add fun and engagement, build connections and enrichment, for a healthier and happier dog and family home in an easily digestible format.