I'm Kate Quelle, owner of Poised Paws Dog Training. I have been training dogs professionally for 4 years. I was introduced to dog training when I started working at Petco and fell in love with the science and art of dog training. Since then, I have immersed myself in the dog training world, earning my CPDT-KA and Fear Free Professional Trainer Certification. I was also recently approved as an AKC Evaluator.
I adopted my Wheaten Terrier, Beau, on September 19th 2020 from the Boone County Animal Shelter. He is the absolute light of my life and even though I have not had him for very long, I can't imagine my life without him.
I am committed to continued education and only using science-based, fear free methods. It is important to me that during training, the dog is always treated humanely. This is why I do not use prong collars, shock collars, or other aversive tools to achieve results. Instead, I work with my clients to find out what motivates their individual dog and use those motivators to help the dog to learn in a fun way that helps build a relationship of trust and understanding instead of one based on fear.