behavior consults and family dog mediation
happy dogs, happier people
Serving Marin County
Every dog and their person has a story. Let's plan your next chapter together.
Helping Dogs and Their People Find a Balance
Personal Attention and Progressive Results
•Specializing in aggressive and reactive behaviors
•Over 25 years experience as a trainer, teacher, coach
•Certified Dog Behavior Consultant IAABC
•Licensed Family Dog Mediator
•Ethological approach to behavior modification
•Understand and communicate better with your dog
•See the world through your dog's perspective and
•Build resiliency and nurture well-being in your dog
The Family Dog Mediation model addresses the needs of both humans and dogs so problems can be solved and solutions discovered.
Assessment of issues with a behavior plan and hands-on help for the dog and family.
Follow Up Practice Sessions
Learn how to support your dog while nurturing their confidence
We know each animal is different,
and we will work with yours to give them the specific guidance and behavior plan they need.
We are here to help.
Happy People. Happier Dogs.
Kirsten is amazing.
My Belgian Malinois mix rescue girl has been struggling with anxiety, and we were referred to KW Happy Dogs by our veterinarian. Kirsten is warm, calm and incredibly intuitive. She understood my dog from the outset and taught us many things we could do to improve her quality of life. My girl showed improvement during our first session and continues to grow and feel happier and more balanced every day. We are so lucky we found Kirsten!
-Carly & Juno
I highly recommend Kirsten Wojcik. We only had one session so far and I already have some powerful tools to command or redirect my 21-month-old's attention. She is intuitive, calm and uses positive reinforcement that speaks to the way the dog''s brain works. No shock collars. No heavy-handed methods. No ego. Just common sense techniques that work. We both love her. Louis stood on the hill and watched her drive away after our session. That's respect (particularly because one of his best friends was waiting to play right behind him.). I am so glad I found her. I feel very supported.
-Dana & Louis
When our dog Leo started having issues with territoriality, we were worried and reached out to Kirsten for help. With Kirsten's patience, knowledge and repertoire of advanced skills, Leo was able to accept guests into our home and our relationship with him is so much stronger. Now we understand Leo's perspective when guests arrive, and we can support him as we show him that he is "off duty." We are so proud of our little pittie and grateful.
-Rodney & Leo
"Kirsten Wojcik is no ordinary trainer. As a certified behavior consultant, she understands what motivates both dogs and their humans. She is also a tremendous coach, mentor, and cheerleader. As a new dog owner, I was fortunate to have met such an attentive, intuitive partner to guide me through the aches, pains, and joys of establishing and nurturing a relationship with my new pup. Together we address problems and issues, and it’s not just during our sessions—Kirsten makes herself infinitely available in-between by phone, text, and email. I always know I can reach out to Kirsten no matter how big or small my concern is. The combination of her deep skills as a trainer and her warmth and emotional intelligence as a human being make her truly one of a kind."
-Vanessa & Gizmo