Personalized Dog Training

happy dogs, happier people

Marin County, California

Customized Training Plans and Problem Solving

Personal Attention and Progressive Results


  Specializing in helping people to be positive leaders for their dogs, I have over 23 years of experience as a teacher and coach.  My clients are able to develop the confidence and technical skills necessary to communicate with their dogs and to teach them polite manners and alternative behaviors so problems can be solved

and solutions discovered. 

Behavior Consultation


Assessment of issues  with a behavior plan and hands on help

Private Training

Instruction for basic obedience and teaching alternate behaviors

Training Walks

Enrichment walks to practice skills with real life


I know each animal is different,

and I’ll work with yours to give them the specific guidance and training plan they need. 

I am here to help.

Happy People. Happier Dogs.

Client Testimonials

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"Kirsten is an incredibly wise, insightful and loving trainer. She was able to explain trouble spots from my dog’s point of view, so that I understood how to shape her behavior with rewards and games that resulted in win-win change for both of us!"

-Wendy F.

"She’s really good at understanding a dog’s behavior and who they are, and working with that." 

-Kira F. (13) 

kw happy dogs dog training, dog walking

"I got Duck when he was a puppy, but I had no idea what I was doing. Kirsten helped me make a training schedule and set goals for us.  I am so grateful because without her I'm sure he still wouldn't know his name!  She is amazing!"

-Lara H. 

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"With her positive training focus and clear directions, Kirsten has helped my children connect with our family dog and teach him some polite manners and tricks.  We all enjoy working with him so much more now."
-Robert G.

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Marin County, CA

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