Kaye-Nine Training School

Holly DKGood dog training is as much of an art as it is a science. I started training dogs in 1985 after graduating Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut with a degree in Psychology. There was plenty of studying about learning theory, operant conditioning and developmental psychology.

I rescued my first dog in the spring of 1985.  She was a 4-month-old, sweet, floppy-eared Doberman named Sultana (Home photo, left dog). I immediately enrolled her in obedience class at Skipton Kennel. With my passion and enthusiasm for training, I quickly out-grew the class and went on to achieve numerous obedience titles with her.

Sin3 copyce then I have persisted in perfecting my skills working with many rescues, kennels and master trainers throughout the U.S. I have successfully socialized and high-performance trained thousands of dogs and have become particularly adept at solving hard to train problem behavior.  While most trainers work around these behaviors, at Kaye-Nine training School we have the ability and repoire needed to deal with them directly.  Rather than training with pleasure alone, I also use appropriate compulsion — much like you would a child.  It is the fine balance between pleasure and compulsion that helps your dog clearly understand boundaries and makes for the happiest most well adjusted pet.  Our tactics follow the scientific behavioral principles of operant conditioning which involves using the least aversive approach possible in every training case while rewarding with the greatest pleasure.