My dogs were not even able to be in the same room after they fought a few times. Katherine came to my house and helped assess my dogs. We had a serious alpha problem. My dogs were fighting to be the alpha when we should have been the alpha. So we basically had to take control over them and show them that we're the leaders of the pack. To do so we took their power away. So they were put on muzzles - we took their power to bite us and each other. They were put on choker collars for a hard correction if their behavior was unacceptable. Continuing to do this day in and day out until they were okay being around each other.
Eventually they got back into the same living space and we became a family again. Shortly after, Katherine suggested that they could take the AKC Canine Good Citizens test. I was worried they wouldn't pass and I honestly thought it was going to be too much for them. But Katherine assured me that I could trust them. So I took her advice and went to the classes. I truly learned so much from her and the class. They both ended up passing the first time they took the test. Now they are both AKC Good Canine Citizens. If it wasn't for Katherine teaching us how to speak our dogs' language we would have lost them eventually.
So I highly recommend her services. We were at a loss and she helped our family stay together.
~ Ashley Moya
My dear Katherine!!! I don't even know how to say thank you! Althea is such an amazing little being who has brought SO much joy not just to our home but to me personally! I cant even begin to describe all the things she does and how many people have commented not just on her beauty but also her behavior and personality! In fact a few of them were so impressed they asked me for your number! Thank you, thank you, thank you! It is not enough to tell you how grateful I am that you showed up at the perfect time and brought this little Goddess into our life!
~ Melissa Stetser
Katherine is wonderful! I am amazed at how much we learned in a handful of classes. It has had a huge impact on me and my beloved pup. Great job, as always!! Thank you!
I had a good feeling about Katherine from the first conversation we had over the phone. Olive, our three and a half year old lab mix, developed an aggressive fearfulness of other dogs when she was two that worsened to the point that we knew we needed a professional.
Olive presented with some challenging behaviors Katherine had never seen before. “Oh no!” we thought. Alas, Katherine’s patience, intuition and readiness to think outside the box turned our pup’s predicament completely around.
“This is Olive’s journey and we are there to support her”, she said at our first session. Our fearful dog needed a kind and supportive pack leader and to remember how to interact with other dogs.
We worked with Katherine and her pack for about a week and we are not sure who changed more; us or the dog. We, as a pack, even enjoyed the dog park which is something we never thought we could ever do again! We continue our homework and continue to see Olive’s (and our) confidence grow! Thank you Katherine and Consuelo!
I can't say enough good things about working with Katherine at the Animal Psychology Center. She not only is fantastic at training dogs, she is great at matching the correct dog to the correct owner. I found her to be very fussy when determining that Orion and I were a good fit.
I felt very comfortable knowing she wasn't just trying to sell me a dog, but the perfect dog for me. I have had Orion as my service dog for a couple months now. I am very pleased and thought I should get word out to anyone looking for a dog. Orion has completely changed my life.
I can now go out again. I feel very comfortable recommending reaching out to Katherine to answer any of your pet needs. Thanks Katherine!!!
~ Jerry Utecht