“If you want to understand the Creator, seek to understand created things.” – St. Columbanus
Positive, Calm & Assertive.
Diverse Abilities, Techniques & Professional Expertise
Serving Your Individual Needs
with Honesty, Integrity & Simplicity
I have been training dogs for over 25+ years. Currently I have one dog: Skippy, a 13 year old Italian Greyhound. The Shelties pictured are: Patrick Ryan and Dani Joy (both passed away now).
Classes, Events, Training Info & Updates…
If you want to quickly find the latest info visit my webpage: Kathy’s Dog Training Blog Page
I take a unique, individualized approach to dog training that’s based on a deeper understanding of canine behavior. I’m here to help you communicate with your dog in order to stop bad habits and replace them with good behaviors. I train each dog taking into account the dog breed traits, the dog’s history of socialization & environment as well as my clients skills & expectations. I believe that each dog has their own unique temperament & personality, so I do not ascribe to a “one size fits all” method of training. I follow the LIMA (Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive) philosophy as outlined by APDT. Positive dog training techniques are used and yet, I make sure I have a “trainers tool box” full of ideas, time-tested techniques and current scientific evidence based methods that will give you and your dog confidence helping you build a bond that will last a lifetime.
As a professional dog trainer, it’s important to have a balanced approach to dog training. It is of utmost importance to keep current on the latest scientific evidence based learning theories in dog training and not get “stuck” on outdated or disproven learning theories. I also recognize that there is much to learn from old training methods and to not “throw the baby out with the bath water” so to speak. Animal Behavior Psychology is a constantly evolving field of learning. I continue my education and training experience in a wide variety of online seminars/workshops, traveling to conferences, books, subscriptions/memberships magazines, online email groups, and other learning opportunities.
Group training sessions encourage socialization and success. I offer numerous classes throughout the year including: Puppy Training and Basic Obedience/Family Manners, AKC Competition Obedience Classes, Classes and Testing or Evaluations as an AKC/CGC Evaluator & Trainer in: AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, Classes & Title Testing for AKC/CGC, CGCA (Community Canine), CGCU (CGC Urban). I am an AKC Trick Dog Evaluator and an AKC Farm Dog Certification Judge. In addition to the above mentioned, I also offer classes for: Beginning Tricks, AKC Rally Obedience, “Agility for Fun”, “Flyball for Fun” and other “fun and game” classes. I often will have guest instructors and upcoming student apprentice dog trainers.
Education and Background
For more info about me please visit my webpage: About Kathy
If you want to learn more about my dogs visit my webpage: Meet Kathy’s Dogs (Past and Present)