Katie Brennan CPDT-KA

Katie and Jari

Katie and Jari

Kimma got invited to the AKC Agility Invitational!

Kimma got invited to the AKC Agility Invitational!

Katie began training dogs professionally in 2011 after having assisted in group classes for about a year.  She is very experienced with high energy and high drive dogs as she worked at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center training search and rescue, explosive/drug detection, medical alert, and patrol dogs.  She remains connected to the University of Pennsylvania by working with behavior cases referred from the Veterinary Behavior team, who handle everything from separation anxiety to severe aggression.  

Katie earned her CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed) certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) in March of 2015.  She is currently pursing her CDBC certification with IAABC. With her own dogs (all Finnish Spitz), Katie is active in various types of competition and has broken multiple AKC breed records in the sports of Agility and Barn Hunt.  She teaches group classes at Pinelands Dog Training Center in Medford, NJ as well as takes clients near Levittown, PA for Kindred Companions and her own company Boundless Canine. Little known fact - in her spare time Katie is a cellist!

Katie holds her New Jersey Elementary Education Certification with Advanced Standing and uses this background as an educator help present information in an effective and easy-to-understand manner, even for the most extreme of behavior cases.   She regularly attends seminars and watches/participates in webinars to stay up to date with the latest in training methods and equipment. Katie's specialties are high drive dogs with impulse control issues, and working on skills for sports like Nose work, Agility, Tricks and Canine Fitness. Because of her commitments as an animal control officer she is only available periodically but she's worth the wait! If you're interested in working with Katie you can reach her at katie@kindredcompanions.com or through our contact form.

Other professional affiliations and certifications include:
-AKC STAR Puppy, CGC, CGCA, CGCU Evaluator
-Therapy Pets Unlimited Evaluator
-Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
-Volunteer Class Instructor with the Pennsylvania SPCA
-Animal Control Officer with the Middletown Township Police Department in PA

Agility is serious business!

Agility is serious business!