For the Love of Dogs & Brian
Who is Brian, you ask? Well, let me give you a bit of background on how TAME YOUR CANINE came to be and who I am, “Kat, the Dog Trainer…”.
I grew up in Germany and moved across the Atlantic in 2010, when Brian and I married. We started a new life together. Both lovers of everything dog and active in advanced dog training and behavior modification, it didn’t take Brian much convincing for us to start a dog training business. But Brian also worked a very demanding full-time job that he loved, so he asked a friend in the dog training field, if he wanted to move to Florida and join forces. Over the next seven years our dog training business was built and blossomed from a small startup to a full-service Dog Training & Doggy Daycare Center here in Jacksonville.
Time for Change
All the growth and expansion of the business and working with hundreds of clients throughout the years was a true blessing! However, it also meant that most of my time and attention slowly but surely redirected toward management. Running the business, taking care of employees and daily operations… I started to miss “just” training dogs and working with clients. It seemed to defeat the purpose of why I’d gotten into the field in the first place. Not to mention the added stresses of a bigger operation and its inherent responsibilities. Life is short. Too short to not make the most of every day and live our passion to our best ability. Stress is the proven #1 cause of disease and as if to prove a point that none of us have time to waste, in 2018 Brian lost his battle against cancer within just a few months. A painful reminder, that tomorrow indeed is never guaranteed.
Back to Basics
So, I sold my share of the Dog Training Center to my former business partner. It was time to regroup.
Before he passed, Brian and I had talked about returning “back to basics” for a while. An exclusive Dog Training Service for only a select number of clients. Redirect the focus back on what matters: Assisting two & four-legged beings in understanding one another better, learning to communicate clearly. Creating a more joyful, structured and enjoyable daily life for all involved. That’s when TAME YOUR CANINE emerged. So, now here I am – continuing the journey.
But enough about me…
What brings You to this Website?
Are you looking to improve the relationship and dynamics with your pup? I’d love for you to reach out and let’s have a conversation!
Looking forward to hearing from you,