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Meet Cathy

Did you know your dog can learn how to greet people without jumping on them?  Are you tired of your dog destroying your shoes and having accidents in the house? I can help you with that and much more!

I understand what you're going through. You love your dog but can also get frustrated by behaviors you don't know how to change or control. I experienced the same thing when I got a puppy back in 2007, and that situation led me to helping hundreds of Pet Parents just like you!


Our Services

Customized Dog Training In Your Home
Best Dog Training in Northeast Ohio!

Puppy Training

Puppy Training

For puppies 8-15 weeks old. Easy, reliable housebreaking steps, as well as gentle ways to curb play biting, destructive chewing and more.

Adult Dog Training

Adult Dog Training

For dogs 16 weeks and older. Must-have house manners, walking without pulling, greeting without jumping, and advanced off-leash control.

Therapy Dog Training

Therapy Dog Training

Training for dogs and owners interested in being registered as a Therapy Dog volunteer team. Commands exceeding all organizations testing.

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When Should I Start Training My Dog?

Your dog is an important part of your family. You likely fell in love with each other at first sight. But that does not mean you are always going to love your dog’s behavior. That’s why I offer in-home dog training in Cuyahoga Falls, and many surrounding areas in Summit County, Ohio. Whether you realize it or not, your dog started learning the moment you brought him home – even if he was just an 8-week-old puppy! Dogs are capable of learning throughout their lives, but the longer they have bad habits, the longer it will take to change those habits into acceptable behaviors.

Convenient! All of your lessons will be right to your home, whether you live in Northfield, Independence, Medina, New Franklin, Canton, Akron, Brimfield, Ravenna, Streetsboro, Aurora, or somewhere in-between.

Practical! Most people don’t need their dog to stay in a sit like a statue in daily life. But they may use a Place command to keep their dog comfortably on a bed or rug while they’re cooking, eating, or visiting with guests. I’ve even worked with clients in their Bedford Heights, Ohio office so they could take their dog to work every day!

Customized! Does your dog constantly pull you on walks or lunge at other dogs? We’ll teach him to walk next to you without reacting to another dog by having lessons in your nearby park. Have you been to the Gorge Metro Park in Akron? It’s beautiful! In fact, Summit County, Ohio has over 150 miles of trails we can hike! (Not all at once, of course.)


What Are The Benefits of Training My Dog?

SAVES YOU energy! Your dog will become less of a frustration and a much better companion. (Isn’t that why you got your dog in the first place?)

SAVES YOU time! No more messes to clean up, damage to your home or belongings, chasing your dog when he slips out the door, dragging you on walks, etc.

SAVES YOU embarrassment! In public, as well as in your home when guests arrive.

SAVES YOU money! No need to replace broken or damaged household items, dog toys, dog beds; no vet bills because your dog ate something dangerous!

SAVES YOU liabilities! No more “out of control” dog jumping on people or scaring people who walk by your house or pass you on walks.

ENSURES YOU always control your dog’s behavior, everywhere you take him.

FACT: Well-behaved dogs get better service by groomers, kennels, the veterinarian… everywhere they go!

What Type of Training Method Will We Use?

We will be using what is called a “balanced” method, meaning we will interrupt unwanted behavior, show your dog what we want him to do instead, then praise him for doing it.

  • No harsh corrections. No yelling. No treats. You won’t even need to say, “No!”
  • Your dog will WANT to do commands because his “paycheck” is your positive attention & affection.

You will learn to control your dog’s behavior through leash guiding, body language, the tone of your voice and, of course, your praise!


Customized Dog Training for ALL Pet Parents

YES! Cathy’s K9 Kids Dog Training can help you whether you are a first-time dog owner in Macedonia, or have had many dogs throughout your life, from Solon to Seven Hills. Every dog has his/her own unique personality and learning pace. Just as every Pet Parent has his/her preferred learning methods and goals. That why I customize every program and each lesson to each Pet Parent/Dog Team. In my 15 years of training, no two cases have ever been exactly alike. My goal is to ensure you get all the help you need to enjoy your dog for the rest of his life!

Cathy’s K9 Kids Dog Training in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio helps Pet Parents enjoy their puppies and adult dogs more. Puppy lessons are held between 8 – 16 weeks old. Pre-adolescent and adult dog training begin around 20 weeks old. All lessons are in your home, neighborhood, or nearby park throughout Summit County, plus many towns in about a 35-minute drive radius. This includes: Kent, Stow, Hudson, Streetsboro, Twinsburg, Aurora, Beachwood, Seven Hills, North Royalton, Medina, Canton, Brimfield, and more!


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