Kim's Dog Coaching believes in keeping dogs in their homes with their families, and out of shelters. Most dogs are surrendered to shelters due to easily correctable behavioral problems. To achieve this, one needs to understand normal canine behavior and teach the dog appropriate behavior using positive reinforcement methods that help to form a healthy relationship.
All dogs have physical, mental and emotional needs that should be met in order to have a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted animal. Additionally, dogs do not come with a clear understanding of what humans consider important in order for the two species to live in such close proximity; it must be taught! Dog training solves problems, prevents bad habits from forming, builds confidence, and it rewards your efforts with the pleasure of working and playing together, forging a lifelong bond.
Our purpose is to make everyday life with your dog easy and fun. We teach skills that you will actually use and solutions that you can easily follow at home. Our approach is flexible, because experience has taught us that there is no one way to teach every dog, or to address each issue. The one constant in all our training is that the experience will be a positive one for people and dogs alike. We will respond to your questions about dog training and dog care with informed answers, practical suggestions, and encouraging words. In addition, after your lessons have ended, we are always just a phone call away, to help with any issues that may arise along the way. After all, learning never really ends!
Through training, we can help strengthen the bond between you and your dog! References available upon request.
New! Sheep Herding
It does not matter if your dog is a city dog or born and raised in the country. If you have not tried Sheep Herding, you and your dog are missing out! Herding is an incredible outlet for the herding dog breeds and it gives them not only a physical workout but a mental one as well. It promotes working together as a team to accomplish a common goal. There is nothing like the power of a herding dog’s natural instinct to work! Learn More...
Sheep Herding on WGN
WGN did a story on sheep herding with your dog, featuring Kim, Scott, Jack, Elvis, Rookie and Mick. Check it out!
Watch Kim & Jack
In this Public Service Announcement for the FCCAC Microchip Campaign
Kim was on TV on WGN Channel 9! See the video clip here!
“Kim- Thank you. Your class was great. Oscar and I learned a lot. Since Oscar is my 3rd dog, I've had experience with other classes. What was wonderful and different about yours was that you taught us and encouraged us to have fun with our dogs; also you focused on our relationship with our dog and helped us appreciate how special that is. We hope to be back for the next class.”-Cynthia