Welcome to The Dogs Code

Specialised training for Dachshunds (and their owners)

The aim of the dogs code is to build confidence in dogs and owners to create best friends through positive training

Owner and founder Katie Saywell
Katie Saywell sitting with chip


I am Katie Saywell, the UKs leading Dachshund trainer, based in the East Midlands. Owner of a miniature black and tan smooth called Chipolata, who like all dachshunds is super smart, loyal and loving but we haven’t always had an easy time, Chipolata is one of the reasons we want to help other dachshund owners. 

I am the UKs leading Dachshund trainer and the owner and founder of The Dogs Code.

A police officer of 11 years, I hold a National Diploma in Animal Care, a Diploma in Animal Psychology and I’m a certified instructor and continue professional development with IMDT (The Institute of Modern Dog Training) also a member of Pet Professional Network and ICAN. My love (obsession) of dachshunds lead to my business in dog training and behaviour specifically designed for them. We are proudly in association with Dachshund Rescue UK.

Award winning entrepreneur and recognised by Dragons Den Theo Paphitis.

Whether your a new owner, an experienced owner or just want some advice on training and/or behaviour your in the right place. We want you to have your ideal dog and create best friends through positive training.

We aim to reduce owners stress, embarrassment and build your confidence as an owner.

I pride myself on force free positive training only allowing your dog to have choices (no collars/sprays or physical reprimands)

Take the stress out of training with my effective results giving your dog choices. – check out the testimonials below.

A consultation will always take place prior to any training programs being set.

Our Services

Puppy Classes online – yes online learning without dogs as distractions is the perfect place to learn, your home – socialisation isnt all about meeting and greeting its about sensory sight, smell touch sound which we can create at home.

Puppy 121 programs – You dont need to own a puppy to join the how to find a suitable breeder and puppy. The first 6 months what you need to know, house set ups and the basics of training.

Refresher classes – older dogs, rehome dogs or just a bit of fun training to refresh those boundaries

Behaviour consultations and programs, from separation anxiety to aggression and everything in between we have seen it all.

Rescue rehab hub – getting a rescue, how to introduce your rescue and work through their complex needs as a guardian

A consultation will always take place prior to any training or behaviour consultation

What our clients say…

The Dogs Code in association with …

Pet Professional Network, this is is a business support organisation and educational platform offering ongoing CPD for force free pet professionals.

Working in collaboration with world class training and behavioural institutes, business and mindset coaches, they help raise the standards of animal welfare providing members with a safe community to grow or expand their business and connect with like-minded professionals.

I have been awarded Gold Membership after gaining a specific level of skill or competence in developing my business and a high level of skill in my field of work. This is awarded to only the most dedicated Members after a minimum of one year’s commitment to being part of our community and taking an active role in supporting others in our industry.