pawz-tive dog training



Before I entered the wonderful world of dog training, I trained exclusively with horses for a little over a decade and also worked as a professional photographer. Fast forward to present day and it’s been many years now that I have been working as a dog trainer- using a wide array of training methods and techniques. I am a current Tester/Evaluator for the American Kennel Club and an active participating member in the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. I am certified in Canine CPR and First Aid and as a Dog Handler from Alachua County Animal Services.

I have a very fun but pragmatic approach and specialize in obedience, puppy raising and behavior modification. My methods are adopted from top dog training legends such as Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Patricia McConnell and Dr.Sophia Yin. I strongly believe in continuing my education as much as possible to better serve you and your pups. My current mentors are Brett Bailey owner of whosagoodboyindustries and I am studying under Nino Drowaert with STSK9 to compete in IGP.

My mission is to help families and their dogs put boundaries and expectations into place through a positive and balanced training approach. The goal is provide the structure your dog is looking for and to be able to have a harmonious life with your family. Each dog is a unique individual and is trained as such.

Kate Smith

Mother of K9s