About Us

Devoted to Dogs is an online service which provides explanation, support and advice on all aspects of dog training and behaviour. Our step-by-step training plans, illustrations, instructional videos and trouble-shooting sections will gain you a truly devoted dog.

From the new puppy owner to experienced trainer, our comprehensive resource has something to offer everyone. 


We will lead you every step of the way, from puppy basics through to advanced life skill training and beyond, covering a variety of more specialised fields, all from the comfort of your own home.

Life is very busy! Plus owners often need immediate help, extra guidance with their class homework and not all people (and dogs) feel comfortable in a group/individual setting. Devoted to Dogs breaks training down into manageable stages for you and your dog. We set you and your dog up for success! Happy Training!

Yes, I love dogs, but there is more to it than that...

I do adore dogs (all animals to be honest) but dog training is more than helping dogs. I love to help people too. I listen to an owner's concerns and their training goals, we problem solve together to ensure the training plan slots into your everyday life. One big owner concern was centered around finding time to commit to classes and/or training on a regular basis. Devoted to Dogs was born!

We have been providing an online training resource since 2016 to help ensure owners have everything they need to know how to train their dog at the touch of a button.

This immediate, unlimited, 24/7 accessibility achieves, long-lasting dog training results. Owners can work at their (and their dogs) pace, any time of day, working on the training is which ever order suits. 

We work hard to make your life easier!


Devoted to Dogs talks you through everything you need to know from why your dog is carrying out a behaviour, how to solve the problem and how to achieve real-life results. 

Karen's Qualifications

  • Karen Pryor Academy - Certified Training Partner

  • Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer

  • Member of The Behaviour & Training Council

  • Member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers

  • Distinction in Dog Training at Centre of Applied Pet Ethology

  • BSc Honours in Veterinary Nursing

  • In September 2020, I started studying an MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour at Edinburgh University with The Royal (DICK) School of Veterinary Studies.

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Karen Bachell

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Karen's Experience

  • 2019 to present - Victoria Stilwell Academy Faculty Advisor

  • 2019 to present - Creator of Devoted to Dogs

  • 2016 to 2019 - Established the first dedicated dog training faculty in West Lothian, running a range of classes and workshops. We closed our doors in July 2019 to concentrate on our new personalised, private training sessions

  • 2014 to present - working as a full time dog trainer (Karen's DOGS)

  • 2011 to 2014 - working as a full time Veterinary Nurse and dog trainer (part-time)​

  • 2009 to 2011 - working at Edinburgh Zoo in the presentations section training birds of prey for free flight shows with the aim of highlighting the importance of conservation projects to the public

  • 2006 to 2008 - working on farms and veterinary surgeries

Lastly, a recommendation from Victoria...

* Stanfield is my maiden name

Devoted to Dogs

created by Karen's DOGS