Relationships Built On Trust and Understanding
The Right Connection Gives You The Edge
Hello, my name is Cat. I am the head trainer at CCDT. I have worked with animals my entire life and began in the training business at the age of 12. My foundation in training was built and nurtured by my grandfather. He was a 3rd generation trainer and often was called an "animal whisperer." Grandfather listened and understood animals similar to Robert Redford’s character in the movie “The Horse Whisperer." Grandfather passed his gift and knowledge to me. I treasure all that he taught me and seek to continue to learn more everyday. I have felt honored, like my Grandfather before me, to also have been referred to as "The Animal Whisperer" by many of my clients and fellow trainers.
I have a great passion for teaching both the animal and the person to understand one another. I help create a bridge of communication, through which everyone can have an opportunity to get their needs met with the least amount of frustration and stress.
I have learned that the right relationship can mean the difference between a successful happy relationship or one filled with frustration and failures; this usually leads to broken hearts, unrealized expectations, abandonment or even death.
I have chosen to work with animals’ issues in their homes desiring to alleviate the growing population in the many over crowded animal rescues. I work through the issues before the animal(s) are dumped or have to be re-homed or worse put to sleep.
I use a humanistic approach to training. This means I treat each animal and person as an individual. I seek to resolve the core issues. In doing so, many of the undesirable symptoms magically disappear. My training is built on trust and understanding. I teach you to praise and discipline the animal in ways that they understand. I do not get married to any one technique! If I did, I might leave out what you need.
I want to help the animal and the person build a successful relationship, what ever that may mean. I customize the training to each home and situation.
When training an animal we must be aware that animals have their own culture. Each with their own languages, do's and don’ts, and boundaries. Every animal that you work with assumes you know. Why shouldn’t they, to them it is common knowledge. The further we get away from our agricultural roots the less we know about the animal world as it relates to everyday life. My grandfather lived it and he opened my eyes at a very early age. I wish to pass the knowledge on to as many people as I can while I am able.
I try to make the training make sense and be part of your life, placing it inside as many of your existing routines as possible. I open the door to the animals’ world and show you a connection that makes the training process easier and more rewarding.
I provide in - home training for both the animal(s) and their caretaker(s). Although I prefer to resolve the issues in the animal’s home, a select few who require extra attention will be provided the option of board training.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to find that relationship you hoped or hope to have with your animal. And if you are a person that believes that you have that relationship you want, I may be able to show you an even better one.
Call me for an evaluation.
P.S. I am in the process of finishing a dog training book that will be announced on this website.