I was very distraught with my highly fear-aggressive rescue, Shelby, a 65 lb mix of sled dog/shiba/Sheltie. It was getting to the point where she would become aggressive towards us if we tried to touch her. So I was referred to Kate and it was the best thing I ever did. Kate came to my… Read more “Barbara K. & Shelby, NJ”
Kate is a wonderful dog trainer! As a first time dog owner, adopting a Shiba Inu to our home is wonderful and overwhelming! For our first session, Kate traveled to our Queens home and showed us the basic commands like “touch”, “leave it”, “find it” etc., showed us how to do harness training to and… Read more “Candy S. & Odango, NYC”
Kate has gone over and above with her help with our fearful and anxious boy, Fergus. We were a little apprehensive in using remote training, but now we have no qualms about it. The training tools and advice have all given positive results, and we’ve seen a huge positive change for our boy. Kate always… Read more “Kim S. & Fergus, Rochester NY (remote client)”
Many of my clients that I’ve referred to Kate have given great feedback! It’s wonderful to have a Fear Free Certified dog trainer available in our area! (from Facebook)
My boxer has stranger danger, meaning he is fearful of strangers. Kate has helped come up with activities and techniques to help Yoda (boxer) deal with situations inside and outside of the house. The conference call was very professional and insightful. I appreciated the handouts and the opportunities to ask questions. The follow up notes… Read more “Jen W. & Yoda, Bruckner, MO, remote client (Google)”
We are first time pet owners who brought in a 9 week puppy home. We did a one hour session with Kate by phone – absolutely recommend to anyone with a little puppy. Excellent tips, simply explained and the fact that she started always from the underlying psyche of dogs – I felt a whole… Read more “Deepa G. & Jimbo, Summit, NJ, remote client (Google)”
Kate is always on point when I need guidance to help my feral guy Bert! Because of her approach in training, I’ve been able to win Bert’s trust more easily. He’s such a happy and smart boy! Thank you Kate for always being there for us!
Kate is knowledgable and kind and will give you and your dog no less than 100% with each interaction. You are in the best hands with Kate!
Kate’s the best combination of skill, practicality and kindness.
Kate helped us set a solid foundation for our newly adopted dog, Lucky. Lucky was an extremely skittish and anxious dog. He was scared of sudden movements, new people and the big city. After the first class with Kate, Lucky was PULLING to get there on time! He loved the treats and training time. Most… Read more “Deborah K. & Lucky, NYC”
Kate was so patient and fantastic with Beau that I saw changes within the first 24 hours of our first session. I believe in positive training and she is the best in the NYC area. I had other trainers for Beau prior to being recommended to Kate and I clearly see why she is so… Read more “Amy W. & Beau, NYC”
I live in the suburbs of Chicago and have never had the pleasure of working with Kate, but her Facebook page is at the top of my favorite trainer (or doggie life coach) pages. Her page is filled with so much knowledge and fantastic advice. The info-graphics are awesome and you can see the joy… Read more “Nicole L., Chicago”
Kate is a “dog whisperer”! With only positive reinforcement, Kate took in my 10 week old sharpei and worked with him for 14 days. The videos and communication daily would put anyone to ease as to how their pet was being treated. No hesitation whatsoever in recommending her in the future. Absolutely the best!
After adopting my dog, Seymour, from a rescue shelter, he exhibited anxiety-driven behavioral problems such as leash aggression. Kate worked with me after the adoption to work through Seymour’s issues using positive reinforcement techniques. She also left me tips on how to teach Seymour other tricks! He is now a well-adjusted dog. Thanks Kate!
Kate’s the real deal! Trained at the highest level in science based training, you and your dog will be thankful working with her!
I highly recommend Kate she is professional and knows her job we where really worried after our Boston Slightly bite my toddler ! Kate came and did her magic and our dog never acts up Towards my boy even if my son is rough with her so I can only say good things and I… Read more “Oren L. & Lily, NYC”
We highly recommend Rescued by Training to all pet parents! When we brought home our fearful dog we quickly realized we all needed help… and in came Kate, to the rescue! Kate supported us in understanding Rudy’s fearfulness and developing our own skills to work on those fears and successfully and safely live in NYC… Read more “Carly, Grant M. & Rudy, NYC”
We sought out and found Kate to help us with our rescue dog that we adopted about a year ago. During our first year, we lucked out and experienced almost no behavior issues. But once he reached about the 2-year old mark, a few minor but concerning issues started cropping up with some regularity. After… Read more “Tyson P. & Freddy, NYC”
My wife and I were searching for a Positive Reinforcement Dog trainer, which is more challenging than one would think as most trainers use some aversive techniques. We were extremely happy to find Kate who met with our entire family of 5 including 3 children ages 4-12. Kate’s strategy was to help the entire family… Read more “Allison and Jake S. & Rocco, NJ”
Kate was extremely professional and knowledgable from the moment she walked through our door. She gave us hope with our little Teddy and has been available for a bunch of email follow up. She provided us with loads of information and has been a good support in helping us understand basic training concepts. We definitely… Read more “Kate S. & Teddy, NYC”
Kate was extremely helpful, thoughtful, and compassionate during a time of high stress and major life choices when our infant was added to the mix. Kate provides thorough information and meaningful discussion that helped us make the best choice for our family. She was realistic and gave options which I really appreciated!! Even after our… Read more “Megan C. & Twix, Rochester NY, remote client (Google)”
I cannot recommend Kate enough. She has been invaluable both in helping with behavioral issues with my previous dog, as well as consulting and advising with my new adoption. Kate has given me a better understanding of canine language and behavior, helping me become a more effective communicator with my dog. Kate has been extraordinary… Read more “Ana G. & Henley, NYC”
Kate is the best! Educated, professional, caring, and patient. I’ve happily referred several friends and family members to her. Highly recommend!! (from Google)
We are first time pet owners who brought in a 9 week puppy home. We did a one hour session with Kate by phone – absolutely recommend to anyone with a little puppy. Excellent tips, simply explained and the fact that she started always from the underlying psyche of dogs – I felt a whole… Read more “Deepa G. & Jimbo, NJ, remote client (Google)”
After adopting our dog Vera, my partner and I realized that our precious puppy was having some fear based issues. On the month she turned one, she started to growl and snap at strangers who entered the house. After a terrible trainer experience (not all trainers are legitimate) and countless tears, my friend referred me… Read more “Tess W. & Vera, NYC”
Kate is a highly-educated, compassionate, and friendly professional. You and your dog will be in good hands with her! (from Google)
There are many superlatives in which to describe Kate and the work she does. Knowledgeable, responsible, patient, and kind, but the one word that sums it all up, and that is generous. Kate is abundantly generous with the expert knowledge she has spent years acquiring and perfecting, and she is 100% committed to you and… Read more “Becky O. & Krampus, NJ, (Google)”
Kate is so knowledgeable about about SO MANY aspects of dog care, behavior, training – it is really impressive! She even recommended to discuss a liver support supplement to help our pup’s liver enzymes when they were elevated. She is so patient, gentle and has such a way with dogs and the people who love… Read more “Meredith C. & Ty, OH, remote client (Google)”
Kate is SUPER. Her high knowledge alongside her unmatched patience was the perfect combo for us and our pup. Highly recommend! (from Google)
I regularly recommend Kate to people looking for a qualified dog trainer in the NYC area. As a fellow dog pro, I only recommend trainers I know are up-to-date in their knowledge and are using safe and humane practices. Kate ticks these boxes and more.
Kate is the complete package with a bonus personality! She provided manageable solutions for my family of 5 dogs….each with their own nuances. In came Kate to the rescue! We worked on barking, jumping up, bulldog bossiness, assistance with measuring and muzzle training. She is a multi-tasking genius who is worth of 10 gold stars!
I highly recommend Kate for any dog owner, and especially for anyone who has a fearful or reactive dog. She gave us tools to help our dachshund become more comfortable with having strangers in the house, and to help our pit bull be less reactive around other dogs while walking. She’s very consistent with following… Read more “Rachel M. & Isabelle and Knox, Greenwich CT”
My dog is a rescue and would not let strangers in the house without charging and barking. Kate was wonderful with her and she now cuddles up to our friends voluntarily, and her dog walker can get in the door to leash her up. (from Google)
Kate was recommended to us by a friend and we couldn’t be happier that she came into our life. We were looking for help with our black lab/pit mix who could be aggressive with unfamiliar people when they came to the house or into her space on a walk. From the start, Kate helped us… Read more “Jodi A. & Sandy M. (and Maddie), NJ”
Kate’s amazing! She can be counted on to tell you exactly what you need to know, and help you every step of the way. Well worth it.
The shelter referred me to Kate after I had asked about my dog’s stranger danger fears. I contacted her and was very pleased with how much time she spent communicating with me about my concerns before I even made a decision to book one of her training sessions. We did finally decide to book with… Read more “Jen S. & Judge, NYC”
After adopting a stray, we knew we needed someone to help us work out some of his fear-based behaviors. I was so lucky that a friend recommended Kate! Kate is impressively qualified and so kind. Moo loved her right away, and we saw her work her magic with him from the second she walked in… Read more “Elizabeth P. & Moo, NJ”
Kate was awesome! My husband and I were having problems with our puppy suddenly displaying crate aggression. All of the local dog trainers were booked in our area and we were referred to Kate from out of state! Kate had a long conversation with my husband and I over the phone to get a better… Read more “Jamie B. & Luna, Rochester NY (remote client)”
Kate has been wonderful and so helpful for us on our journey with our dog Chief, from day one! When Chief was surrendered to the shelter, he was completely shut down and terrified. Through Kate, I was able to sit with Chief and get to know him a little in the shelter, and able to… Read more “Dash K. & Chief, NYC”
Overall, we are extremely happy. Our 8lb cavapoo male puppy Tiberius came into our household in March and we spent the first four months just trying to survive, he was like having a newborn. Once our routine stabilized and he was somewhat potty trained we knew it was time for some basic training. The vet… Read more “Curtis K. & Tibs, Greenwich CT, (Google)”
Saga has been breaking through her milestones despite tumultuous circumstances which is nothing short of a testament to good training. She stopped destroying furniture and actively sought out affection from individuals, some who have told me that they were scared of big dogs until they met my Saga!! She’s a gentle, sweet giant who loves… Read more “Tania M. & Saga, NYC”
Kate is the most passionate, understanding, and educated trainer available in the New York area (and probably beyond). Her commitment to my rescue Chihuahua has been above and beyond. She is more than a trainer. She has been a godsend for my fearful dog and I would recommend her to anyone.
Kate went above and beyond to help us with our dog, Honey. We rescued Honey but after being with us for about a month, Honey began biting people entering our home. Kate e-mailed, texted and was on the phone with us continuously during this incredibly stressful time. We ultimately had to surrender Honey back to… Read more “Lisa S. & Honey, Summit NJ, remote client (Google)”
We love Kate and so do our dogs! We highly recommend her to anyone who has a new dog in their family or if they are having any behavioral issues with their dog. Kate is compassionate and uses science based and kind training methods. She came up with a plan for us and our two… Read more “Nikki T. and Sue B. & Otis and Lulu, NJ, (Google)”
Kate is an amazing trainer. She is super knowledge and her methods are always up to date! You are in the best of hands. I highly recommend her services!
Kate is an exceptional trainer for both dogs and people. Highly recommend!
Kate is a phenomenal trainer that uses modern and effective methods that won’t harm your dog. Her education is the best in the industry and I have no hesitation recommending her!
Rescued by training helped my golden retriever Scotty get over his fear of taking walks after a dog attacked him. Kate provided and demonstrated very useful techniques to help him overcome his fear. Now Scotty and I are back to taking our long walks together! Kate also helped me train Scotty to become a certified… Read more “Adrienne S. & Scotty, NJ”
Kate’s kindness and compassion for companions and their guardians is outstanding!
Kate is a real professional at this. Don’t waste your time with anybody else! (from Google)
Rescued by Training completely changed the way we approach our dog, Evita’s behavior. Kate helped us to better understand the root cause of our dog’s issues, and to address those issues with compassion, patience, and positivity. When we adopted Evita, she had strong resource guarding instincts and was reactive to other dogs. Kate helped us… Read more “Hilary E. & Evita, NYC”
Kate has been incredibly helpful and supportive as she has worked with me to manage my rescue dog Bo’s fearfulness and separation anxiety. She’s offered me effective strategies to implement to help him be the happiest possible version of himself. Her knowledge and expertise are second to none. I highly recommend Kate and Rescued by… Read more “Lori T. & Bo, MD, remote client (Google)”
I rescued one year old pit bull mix Yeti from the local SPCA at the end of March 2020. The first year of his life was a mystery, as he was a stray. Several weeks after I adopted Yeti, he began to demonstrate odd, rather aggressive behavior. A local trainer recommended Kate. Though I was… Read more “Karen J. & Yeti, Ithaca, NY, remote client (Google)”
Kate is the dog trainer you dream of finding. Kate combines impressive expertise, superb teaching skills and an obvious love of her craft to transform your dog into a family member. Our family is forever changed and grateful to Kate for her time, teaching and care. Kate is simply exemplary in every respect, and we… Read more “Kyle M. & Finn, Greenwich, CT. (Google)”
Recently I was contacted to help with a very fearful 100 lb dog. As a recent graduate it was my first “big dog” case in fear and aggression. I wanted to be sure my training plan was perfect and consulted Kate. She listened to all the information I had, gently nudged me out of some… Read more “Kathryn B, trainer, NY (Google)”
If you need help with your dog, Kate is fantastic! She really understands dogs and their behavior and she’s dedicated to helping you. She uses up to date training methods which get dogs to really enjoy learning so they make great progress. Highly recommend!
Before I contacted Kate, I was feeling really down as I was beginning to think that my dog, Bonnie, would never be able to walk well on the leash. We trained Bonnie on a head halter and worked on basics like Watch Me to help redirect her on walks. Kate showed me we can do… Read more “Laura B. & Bonnie, NYC”
Kate is a highly skilled trainer and a great teacher who makes learning fun.
We worked with Kate when we adopted our first fearful dog, Bambi, and again later with our second even more fearful dog, Munchie Browns. Kate has also been guiding the training when medication is needed (in collaboration with a vet behaviorist) which is the case with Munchie Browns. In both cases, Kate focused on each… Read more “Tayef and Josh F. & Bambi & Munchie Browns, NYC”
I’d like to start off with the following: I could not recommend Kate (Rescued by Training) more highly! Putting it simply, Kate is the best. Truly, *the best*—the most invaluable resource we couldn’t have even in our wildest dreams imagined!Her depth of knowledge and her care/commitment/dedication to her clients (dog and human alike!) is just… Read more “Maddie P. & Houston, NYC”
Amazing trainer! Kate is very skilled, knowledgeable and experienced. She uses humane methods that won’t hurt or scare your dog.
I reached out to Kate to address some behavioral concerns, like resource guarding, with my rescue dog who had been with me for nearly four years. I was uncomfortable with a previous trainer’s methods and was so impressed with the force-free training she exhibited in her Instagram videos. I was instantly put at ease in… Read more “Cat D. & Bea, NYC”
Kate is extremely knowledgeable and skilled. Her methods are always up to date, humane and science based. I couldn’t recommend her enough.
I have been following Kate for some time now and although I am not in close proximity to her, I have found her online advice to be invaluable in training my reactive dog who also suffers from separation anxiety. I highly recommend Kate and anyone lucky enough to work with her will find that there… Read more “Ruth T. (Facebook review)”
We feel SO lucky to have found Kate. She is a fantastic trainer who truly cares about animals. She has had such an impact on our 3-year old Australian Labradoodle and honestly on our family as a whole. She is trustworthy, extremely knowledgeable, and one of the most hardworking people we’ve ever met. Anyone who… Read more “Jamie & Max K. & Scoobie, NYC”