Meet your trainer: education and experience

Photo By: Lynn Takata

Kelly Lee is an honors graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers, where she earned her Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC). She holds a BS in Zoology and a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and is currently completing a masters certificate in applied behavior analysis. 

Kelly founded Dogkind to help loving dog families reach their goals with their dogs humanely and effectively.

Training philosophy: Dogkind training uses reinforcers like food and toys to increase desired behaviors, and removal of these rewards to let your dog know which behaviors don’t work. Kelly won’t use pain, discomfort, fear, or startling to train your dog. What this means for you is no risk of increased fear or aggression due to choice of training tools. Dogkind provides results-focused training that you and your dog can feel good about.

Consumer protection warning: Dog training is an unregulated industry. There are no minimum educational requirements. The American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior has published the following position statements to guide dog owners in choosing a trainer: