Reviews

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Matters of the Canine Kind Reviews

Positive Reinforcement Trainer

Karen was amazing at communicating effectively both to our dog and us pet parents. Almost immediately she had our dog following her every suggestion, quickly gaining his trust and obedience through positive techniques. We learned more in two hours than in weeks of reading and practice. Karen is the real deal and I’d recommend her to anyone with a canine friend, new or old.

Michael Canfield

Karen is an amazingly patient teacher who will help you understand and learn how to read your dog. I have a rescue pup who has extreme separation anxiety and has a history of fear biting / herding inappropriately. Karen came into my home for some intensive behavioral consultation and worked with both Bella and I. She gave me a ton of resources and checked in regularly to see how we were doing. I cannot recommend Karen highly enough – she is gentle, patient and willing to work with you on your schedule.

Nancy Payton

Excellent Teacher

Karen is an amazingly patient teacher who will help you understand and learn how to read your dog. I have a rescue pup who has extreme separation anxiety and has a history of fear biting / herding inappropriately. Karen came in to my home for some intensive behavioral consultation and worked with both Bella and I. She gave me a ton of resources and checked in regularly to see how we were doing. I cannot recommend Karen highly enough – she is gentle, patient and willing to work with you on your schedule.

Nancy Payton

Exceptional teacher and very in tune with the pets, their people, and their needs.

Art Khachatryan, DVM

Dog Behavior Expert

Karen has been SO great! We recently rescued our dog and he has been
showing some signs of aggression and severe anxiety. With one visit from Karen we have already made great strides. She has been willing to communicate with us outside of the session as well. Very pleased with Matters of the Canine Kind!

Katelyn Joyce

Karen is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to put it into practice! I
appreciate that she came to my home and was very flexible in helping my very fearful pup. I am excited and hopeful because I can see that my dog is
responding! I am so glad I called Karen.

Cheryl Beckley

My Dog Only Better

After just one session with Karen, I was amazed at the difference in my dog. She is already friendlier with people, less fearful of other dogs, and more relaxed at home and when out and about.

Laurie Finlayson

Many told us we should return our puppy to the breeder as he was a hot mess. It wasn’t always easy, but with Karen’s guidance we have seen great success. With her by our side, Sir Winston even passed his Canine Good Citizen test! We highly recommend Karen to anyone who needs help with their dogs–she’s amazing! Thanks for all the guidance, Karen.

Suzi Carasa

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