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Meet The Trainer

Hi I'm Kaylea! Nice to meet you!

I've had quite the journey to get to where I am today and I've brought all my knowledge and experiences to share with you and your pup.

Like most animal lovers, I had plenty of animals growing up and I knew that a future working with animals was my dream job. While attending and studying psychology in college, I had an amazing opportunity to intern for a local exploration park and work with exotic animals in 2011. There, I learned training techniques that I apply to dog training today. During that time I also worked at a local animal boarding facility and loved it! It introduced me to a world of all-things-dog and I knew I wanted to start dog training. 

I moved to Reno in 2014 and during my time here I’ve gathered experience by working at local dog boarding, daycare, and training facilities, volunteered at the SPCA, and shadowed a few local trainers who were both positive-only dog trainers and balanced dog trainers. I then moved on to working for a dog training company for 5 years. There, I was the lead trainer and have a background in not only basic and advanced obedience but scent work, aggression, and protection dogs. 

  I've found a true passion that doesn't just stop at helping dogs but has grown to teaching owners how to better communicate with their dogs.

  Currently, I teach obedience training and specialize in play-based training, off-leash training, and aggression/behavior modification. 

How people describe me in the dog training world: Confident, direct and honest, hard-working, and passionate about dogs and their owners.


- 𝗣𝗲𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟭𝟬 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀

- 𝗘𝘅𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝘇𝗼𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴

- 𝗛𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗼𝗴 𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻 𝗘𝗺𝗺𝘆 𝗻𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗧𝗩 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀

- 𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗼𝗴 𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽𝘀.

- 𝗦𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗗𝗼𝗴 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲𝗿

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:

- 𝗩𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹-𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗱𝗼𝗴 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱

- 𝗦𝗧𝗦 𝗞𝟵 𝗠𝗩𝗣 𝗖𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺

- 𝗙𝗲𝗻𝘇𝗶 𝗗𝗼𝗴 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆

- 𝗧𝗪𝗖 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗩𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼𝘀

I look forward to working with you and your pup!

📸 Photo Credit: Casey Simon Photography

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