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 professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (Member #84951) and Pet Professional Guild (Member #33633666), also a Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) Evaluator (Evaluator ID# E751289) Kathleen is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (Certificate #3164470).



The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior provides this position statement on how to select a professional dog trainer.

© 2020 Created by Kathleen Kiefer  of  Saint Louis, Missouri and Louisville, Kentucky USA