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Kate

Kate is the owner of Happy Tails Learning Center for Dogs.  She was born in Michigan and her family moved to Syracuse, New York when she was 8 years old.  In New York, she was the known dog-sitter in the neighborhood.  Little did she know that the rest of her life, she’d be taking care of dogs!

In 2006, she started working at Invisible Fence Brand and eventually became a franchise owner in Michigan.  She sold her Invisible Fence business in 2014 to focus on her true passion — training dogs and changing lives of owners.  Kate graduated from National K9 School for Dog Trainers where she earned her Master Trainer Certification in Puppy Development, Beginner and Advanced Obedience, Behavior Modification, Scent Detection & Tracking, and Personal and Police K9 Protection Training.  Her biggest passion is puppy development because setting dog’s and their owners up for success early can prevent issues from forming in the future.

Kate & and her husband Mike rescued Princess, a husky mix, from a humane society in NY in 2007 and then rescued Ginger in 2010. In January 2017, they began fostering a 5-year-old Shiba Inu.  She had come to them with sever fear-based personality issues and a bite history so re-homing her was going to be a challenge.  They ultimately decided to keep her and they named her Pickles.  Kate is committed to giving you an amazing experience to keep your pets safe, happy and well-behaved at home.

WE ARE RE-OPEN FOR TRAINING!  WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING ON A WAIT LIST (WE’RE TRYING TO PLAY CATCH UP) SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TRAINING THIS SUMMER, DON’T WAIT TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION! 

WE ARE STILL CONDUCTING PUPPY PRESCHOOL AND OBEDIENCE CONSULTATIONS VIA PHONE, FACETIME OR ZOOM (FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME), BUT YOU CAN NOW SCHEDULE IN-PERSON CONSULTATIONS IF YOU PREFER.

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