I left my native England for Dallas, Texas, in 1999 and took my horse with me! I have been an animal lover my whole life – being with dogs and riding horses since childhood.
In January 2013 my husband, rescued dogs and I moved to Chandler, Arizona and have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the area, making new connections and friends and helping the dogs and their families in Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Johnson Ranch, Mesa, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Scottsdale, Tempe, and surrounding areas of the East Valley.
For over 10 years now, friends, happy clients, veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters, dog walkers, rescue groups, other trainers, pet photographers, and now here in AZ, even our local feline behaviorist, have been referring clients to me.
It is my firm belief that the traditional methods of dog training using various forms of physical force and psychological intimidation are not only cruel and unnecessary but hamper the development of the optimum relationship between dog and human.
Such methods often cause dogs to display aggressive behaviors that could otherwise have been avoided. I will NEVER recommend the use of shock, choke or prong collars for your beloved pet.
I have an avid interest in dog behavior and by investing time and hard work have achieved many Certifications & Memberships:
I am a proud “Accredited Professional Canine Trainer (PCT-A)” and Full Member of the Pet Professionals Guild.
I am one of only 27 out of 50 trainers globally, and the only one in Arizona, to be Accredited by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board in the first batch of accredited professionals.
The Pet Professional Guild Mission states:
“Our mission is to help make every pet a valued member of its family and improve the relationship and the quality of life people share with their pets by;
· Providing the greatest value and highest quality, state-of-the-art, force-free, scientific based pet training and pet care for each client.
· We will always demonstrate integrity, compassion and an uncompromising commitment to excellence in the care and support of clients and their pets.
· We will continually expand our knowledge and improve our skills to serve our clients as a valuable resource, providing the most innovative pet training and pet care possible.”
The first trainer in Texas to be Certified by Victoria Stilwell (TV show on Animal Planet “It’s Me Or The Dog”)
Victoria Stilwell has personally endorsed me as an accomplished positive reinforcement-based dog training professional who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to my clients and the community.
It is a privilege to be working with Victoria and the other certified VSPDT trainers to spread the word about positive reinforcement training being the only way to go when training dogs. I will never endorse the use of shock, prong & choke collars.
I even helped to stage the wonderful fund raiser event “Four Legged Fashion” (http://fourleggedfashion.org) which involved the use of human & canine models in a fashion show!
I am an active campaigner against puppy mills and circuses. For more information go to www.stoppuppymills.org and www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com
Kathrine Breeden is Arizona's first & only Accredited Professional Canine Trainer. She is the owner and operator of Be Kind to Dogs force free dog training business. She is a truly dog friendly member and endorsed by Animal Planet’s Victoria Stilwell of the popular Television show, “It’s Me or the Dog.” Kathrine specializes in force free dog obedience training, in home dog training, dog training tips, dog training tools and is a professional dog trainer. She can help you to learn how to train your puppy, how to train your dog and prepare for a new puppy.
Some of the services she offers include, but aren’t limited to, In-Home Dog Training, Off-Site Dog Training, Pre-Puppy Preparation, Behavior Training, Phone and SKYPE behavior and training consultations, training freebies through her Facebook group, Open House lectures, “Ask the Trainer” lectures, foce free training with pet first aid and CPR and much, much more. If you aren’t in need of a professional dog trainer but know someone who is, you can also purchase a gift certificate from Kathrine to give to your friends, family or co-workers that are in need of puppy or dog training.
Kathrine is a force free trainer and behavior consultant that is a member of the No Shock Collar coalition.Her philosophy is that Force Free & Positive training results in a dog that follows an owner because it wants to, rather than following out of fear. She has memberships with the Pet Professional Guild, Truly Dog Friendly, Arizona Pet Professionals, is a recommended dog trainer by Best Friends Animal Society and is proactive in animal rights campaigns.
Remember, if you want to learn how about dog behavior training, how to train your dog or how to train your puppy in a gentle, positive reinforcement force-free way, or need dog training advice through a consultation, please contact a professional dog trainer, Kathrine Breeden, today at 480-272-8816 for dog training in Chandler