Kathleen Galbraith - K9 Training
Kathleen Galbraith - K9 Training

Kathleen Galbraith - K9 Training

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Introduction: NOTE: Hello! I am taking appointments in the general Buffalo and surrounding areas. The sessions last an hour and are $125. If you want to schedule a session, message me, then the appointment can be set up. The appointments are available weekday evenings between 5pm and 9pm and Saturdays between 930am and 330pm. I also run group classes if you are interested in those. they are held on Tuesday evenings. Please read my profile and reviews for some background on myself and my work. Thank you! Kathy Now, about me... I am all about making any activity with your dog enjoyable. Are you looking for training help with your new puppy or your newly adopted dog? Do you need some behavior modification? Are you looking for some socialization options to make your dog happier? Are you looking for some new activity to participate in with your dog? I am at your service! Obedience training allows you to take part in so many activities with your dog from what you love to do in your spare time to dog sports that are fun for everyone. I enjoy spending time with each dog to learn WHO they are and how we can help you! Here are some recent reviews that reflect how much I do enjoy my work with dogs!.... "Kathy & her staff are very good. I put my pit bull in puppy kindergarten & beginner obedience training. My dog is great with people & loves to be around other dogs. Money & time well spent. I highly recommend Kathy. Wayne S." "I couldn't believe how well my dog responded while being trained. She gave me helpful ideas for calming my dog's behavior and we are working on that now. I would highly recommend Kathy for training your dog. Carol J." "Kathy Galbraith had my dog's bad behavior turned around in one session. Excellent trainer. She really know dogs. Eva Z" "Kathy was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Her private class helped tame my dog's bad behaviors and teach me how to be a better leader for my dog as well.....all within one session! I highly recommend and will definitely be returning. Deanna K."
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Jordan S.
Apr 11, 2022
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I rarely write reviews, but I am so incredibly pleased with my experience with Kathleen that I couldn't help but to write one now. We thought our dog was hopelessly untrainable, breaking her out of her intense leash reactivity and strong tendency to bark at dogs and guests at the door seemed impossible. She would pull hard on her leash, bark loudly and uncontrollably, and walks were incredibly stressful. It's now been 3 days since Kathleen came to our aid, and it's almost like magic how in such a short time my dog has become what I would describe as a polite and well behaved dog. We will continue to reinforce the good behavior, but man did we get results. I can't think of the last professional I hired that was as "worth it" as Kathleen. Would recommend Kathleen to anyone and everyone with a dog whose owners need some training assistance. She knows her stuff.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Christen K.
Apr 11, 2022
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Extremely impressed with Kathleen's knowledge and experience. Kathleen immediately gained a relationship with my dogs, she has a strong presence and demanded respect from the dogs right away. Her love for dogs is evident. I've worked with other dog trainers previously and she is at the top of her class. I very much enjoyed meeting her and looking forward to our next visit!! ♡ Happy and Hopeful

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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Maryjo L.
Dec 22, 2021
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Kathy has changed our lives in ONE visit! I have two dogs, one would go crazy every time she saw a dog while walking, which got the other going as well. They were difficult for me to control, basically terrorizing the neighborhood and me. We gathered the other difficult dogs in my neighborhood and actually did a pack walk. Four dogs walking around the block TOGETHER!!!! I was in shock. I continue to reinforce our training and now it is a pleasure to walk them. Other dog owners don't turn and walk the other way when they see us, truly a game changer. Life is good! Kathy came the next day after contacting her. So calm, professional and knowledgeable. She not only trained for us she helped my neighbors with their dogs. She is the absolute best!!!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Barking • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

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Lawrence G.
4 weeks ago
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Kathy came in met our dog Kona, asked a few questions and gave us the tools to succeed! Our issues were poor manners in public. Kathy explains how a dog think and act in certain situations . Reading our dogs body language . Then told us how to distract from that behavior and correct it! We’re we’re able to sit and enjoy a bottle of wine at a local winery with our Kona sitting at our feet! 1 week later! Well worth the reasonable fee ! Larry and Karen

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • At the pro’s location

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Courtney J.
Feb 14, 2021
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It was very enjoyable to work with Kathleen. She is an excellent resource on so many aspects of dog training. She was very patient with her time, and she gave great feedback. More specifically, we worked on my dog’s reactivity on a leash while out on walks and barking out the window at people walking by/other dogs. I am very excited to work more with my dog, and I would recommend Kathleen to any dog owner who feels sometimes overwhelmed and wants help.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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Kathleen Galbraith

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The sessions last an hour and are $125/hr. I space the training out 2-3 times a month and the owner pays for the sessions each time so that they don't have to come up with the lump sum up front. It also gives the owner practice time between sessions and an opportunity to tweak things as we complete the program. There is also a Board and Train program (1 week is $1500, 2 weeks is $2500, fast track Friday-Sunday jump start is $800). Discussing your needs with me, I can guide you as to your option for which program would best fit you and your dog.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to find out as much history on a client's pet as possible. This is a great starting point in getting to root causes for unwanted behaviors. I also like the client to elaborate on what their home life has been and is currently like. This is also valuable information that helps with a resolution plan. If a customer wants more information, they can message me on Thumbtack.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a vast history in the canine field. I started very young training dogs. My first ventures that lasted for some time were training for competition in conformation, obedience, and agility. I attended many dog shows and trials, receiving a number of titles. I have attended many seminars by national and internationally known experts in the field of dog training and behavior. This along with the shelves and shelves of books I have collected and read throughout the years. I have also been involved in rescue for many years, having helped rehome hundreds of dogs. My last 25 years has been working with dog owners to help them obtain a better quality of life with their dogs. From basic obedience to advanced levels as well as a multitude of behavior modifications, I can offer you all my years of experience and expertise.

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