KW Happy Dogs

Personalized Dog Training

Private Training Sessions with Owners and Dog-Only Training Walks

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 dogs to teach them polite manners and alternative behaviors so problems can be solved and solutions discovered. 

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.

Specializing in…


Basic Obedience Manners

•Dog/Dog Reactivity and Aggression

•Dog/Human Reactivity and Aggression

•Rescue Dogs 

•Trick Training and Games


Happy Owners. Happier Pets.

Client Testimonials

"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) 

"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. 

"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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