About Kathleen

I want you and your dog to have the best possible relationship because I know this joy, and I’m inspired to share it.

I’ve spent much of my youth learning about people and carefully honing my teaching skills to what they are today. When I took my first dog to our very first training class, I felt like there was something missing.
Years went by and I found a position teaching dog training classes in a retail environment, this was the beginning of what would become my dog training career and my quest for the missing piece. I’ve grown, I’ve studied neuroscience and psychology. I’ve studied animal behavior and ethology. I’ve continued my journey and committed to a code of ethics to better the face of dog training. I hold a certificate through the  Certification of Professional Dog Trainers. I stand for a better way in animal training.

I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (Certificate #3164470) since 2013.


I currently have just one dog named Zark, a Beauceron. We compete in AKC events including Conformation, Obedience, Rally and dabble in Nose Work and scent sports. We are currently preparing for a hopeful Mondioring trial in 2021, which is the hardest thing we've trained for yet. We enjoy camping hiking and frolicking in available fields. Zark also helps with lessons and socialization when necessary.