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 With Certified Trainer Kathryn Baines

Expert Dog Training  by Kathryn Baines,
Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT- KA), Behavior Consultant and an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator


Since 2009, I have volunteered with Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. in Elverta, California. There, my skills have helped countless rescue dogs prepare for placement in loving homes.


I specialize in obedience training, behavior modification, puppy and adolescent dog needs and socialization. I use only positive techniques in my training including dog-responsive motivators to teach your dog new skills. Training your dog should not be a chore. Using training games and tips on how to exercise your dog, you’ll learn and play together.

Come. Learn. Play.



Dog Training Services



I offer a wide range of group classes, workshops, and private sessions from beginning and puppy classes, to intermediate and Canine Good Citizen prep class and evaluation. A new addition is the AKC Community Canine℠ class - the advanced level of the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Program.  


Is your dog overly shy or fearful? We determine the behavior and work to desensitize triggers at your dog's pace to raise their confidence. This is done either one on one or in a group class.

Do you and your dog need dedicated time to work on your dog's specific behaviors? A one-on-one session may be a better choice.

Group classes and workshops are held at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue in Elverta, CA - not far from the airport - where dogs can also socialize and play in a safe, outdoor space making learning fun for them and you!

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We don't just work - we learn through play! Learn more about the magic of socialization and the important role it has in your dog's development.