A Bit About Me
Hi, my name is Kate, and I am a LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) dog trainer.
As a child I knew that I wanted to work with dogs somehow. Sadie my childhood dog is where it all started. Sadie was a Springer Spaniel and so smart. I loved to teach her tricks and show all of my family and friends.
Over the past 10 years I have been able to work under many amazing trainers! From Balanced to FF (Force Free). From Military handlers to civilian, I have had a wide range of lessons and information provided to me.
The most enjoyable part of my experience over the years was giving second chances to fur babies who everyone else gave up on. Fostering one at a time and working with them for 6-12 months at a time was the most amazing and rewarding feeling. I was happy if I could change 1 life, 1 family dynamic... and from there those goals quickly multiplied until I found myself surrounded by the one thing I loved most in life... dogs.
Being a Veteran who suffers from PTSD, I understand how important our fur babies can be in our lives. My true passion is my love for dogs, and I train the way I choose to live life; with patience, understanding, and effective communication.