Pre-Puppy Preparation

You’ve spent countless hours on choosing the breed of puppy and identifying a great breeder. You’ve spent a substantial amount of money to buy the puppy and you’re getting super excited about bringing her home. Why risk things going wrong with her behavior when you can get off on the right foot from the get-go?

The best thing you can ever do when getting a puppy is to have a consultation with me a few weeks before the puppy arrives.

I come to your home and provide you with a detailed check list of items you will need to buy and tasks to complete prior to the puppy coming home. I can advise on finding a veterinarian, puppy proofing the house, buying appropriate toys, food, treats and equipment, where to locate a crate/ex pen, how to potty & crate train, the socialization process (the crucial first 16 weeks of a puppy’s life) and much more! This is an invaluable investment in your puppy’s life.

By taking this consultation you can avoid so many of the problems that people struggle with when they get a new puppy or even adult dog.
It makes a great gift too!

This applies whether you’re buying the puppy from a breeder or adopting from a rescue of course. Planning ahead will set up your puppy and your whole family to succeed.

 I can also help you define the criteria for the most suitable dog or puppy to adopt and work with rescue groups to find her.


“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait til you hire an amateur! “ - Red Adair


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 to train your dog or how to train your puppy in a gentle, positive reinforcement force-free way, please contact a professional dog trainer, Kathrine Breeden, today at 480-272-8816