Success Stories 4
At CATCH, some of our proudest moments are when our students and graduates start their own successful businesses, or get hired by the best in the business.
Deb Murray, CCDT, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
Owner, Pepper’s Paws, LLC, Exton, PA
Deb has extensive experience working with rescue and shelter dogs and has 4 rescue dogs of her own. Her specialties are helping dogs adjust to new homes, getting puppies started on the right training path with their new families, basic manners training, and resolving nuisance behaviors. Deb’s clients love to work with her because she makes training fun and she gets results too!
Deborah Guelfi, Training & Behavior Combo Graduate
Owner, Hold My Leash, Lawrence & Methuen, MA
Hold My Leash:
Hold My Leash, LLC got started in the Methuen area back in 2012. They now service Lawrence, Methuen, Andover and North Andover Massachusetts area, and offer dog walks, cat care, overnights and pet taxi service. Your dog will get our one on one attention he/she deserves. Insured, bonded and members of Pet Sitters International as well as CPR/First Aid Certified. Ready to get started? Book a meet & greet today.Your pet will thank you!
Jason Carr, CCDT
Owner, Go Fetch Canine Training, Canandaigua, NY
Through the use of classical and operant conditioning, along with positive reinforcement, we aim to create polite, well-mannered members of society. Go Fetch Canine Training is a dog training facility dedicated to providing top quality one-on-one private lessons, semi-private lessons and in-home dog training services that yield outstanding results. We offer dog training services for all breeds of dogs. We focus on giving dogs a solid foundation by which they can learn to properly interact with their human families as well as with other animals, pets and the world around them.
Agnes Kavalecz, CCDT
Owner, Let’s Get Pawsitive, Cameron, NC
After I earned my certification I focused on positive reinforcement training, a scientifically proven method to help problematic behavior. I do not believe in using fear, intimidation or any other aversive training methods, as these types of approaches can cause aggression and lots of side effects to your dog. My goal is to build a positive foundation for you and your dog. Redirecting an unwanted action with a behavior you approve of will decrease the frequency of the undesirable act.
Pam Tuss, CCDT, CPDT-KA
Owner, Obedient Pups, Sacramento, CA
Pam believes in respecting owners and their beloved pets: this is why she supports the association for Force-free professionals and values reward-based training strategies and positive reinforcement techniques that have a great impact on the psyche of your dog and lasting good behaviors. The best thing about reward-based dog training is that it can be adapted for any behavior and any breed. But understand that the reward doesn’t have to always be food. It can be praise, a toy or just going outside to play. With a good understanding of how your dog is motivated you can do almost anything from basic training to agility training.
Kathy Wolff, CCDT
Owner, Mosaic Dog Training, Watertown, WI
Reading Body Language:
Going through the Masters program with CATCH has given me a very critical eye when it comes to reading dogs. I have 3 Alaskan Malamutes and love to watch them play. My studies have taught me to look for shifts in play styles and what body language to watch for that may signal pending trouble. I use the skills I have learned in my interactions with my clients by really listening to them and listening to their dogs too. I can then put together an effective training program that fits the personality, skill level, and knowledge base of both ends of the leash.
Emily Kane, Basics Pro Graduate
Assistant Trainer, Pets in Motion, Wayne, PA
Emily graduated from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy in February of 2014. While completing her coursework, Emily honed her skills in basic obedience and behavioral problem solving with a focus on positive reinforcement. She is passionate about creating a fun, respectful training environment for owners and their dogs.