I'm Kate Quelle, owner of Poised Paws Dog Training. I began training dogs professionally in 2017 after being introduced to the world of training by a close friend. Since then, I have immersed myself in the dog training world, and earned my CPDT-KA in March of 2019. In February of 2021 I was approved as an AKC Evaluator. I completed the Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program the same month. In June of 2021 I became an Official Mentor Trainer for CATCH Canine Trainers Academy
I am incredibly passionate about all things dog related and I would absolutely love the opportunity to work with your family!
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. This approach is backed by many professional organizations, and you can read more information from experts below!
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Any page about me would be incomplete without a section all about my very best friend in the world.
I adopted Beau from the Boone County Animal Shelter on September 19, 2020. His original owners purchased him at a pet store as a puppy and then decided that he was just too much for them to handle once he hit 11 months old. I'm forever grateful that they made the decision to find him a more suitable home! I can't imagine my life without him.
He has not been an "easy" dog by any means and I can understand how he was too much for an inexperienced family. Difficult dogs make good dog trainers and he certainly continues to teach me a lot!
Beau is the first dog that I've ever dipped my toes into the sporting world with, and it's been great fun. I'm so proud of how far he's come since that fateful day at the shelter!