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  • Kat Price

    Posted October 15, 2001 By in With | Comments Off on Kat Price

    Training Manager /Obedience Trainer/Behavior Consultant

    Kat Price has had a passion for dogs since she was a toddler. Betsy, a Brittany spaniel and hunting dog, actually helped Kat learn to walk by allowing Kat to hold on to her as they both moved around. Her father was a huge influence on Kat and her training methods because even though most hunters taught their dogs through punishment based training methods, her father taught Betsy with positive reinforcement and marker training. Kat’s family always had dogs and she was front and center when it came to training the pups in her family, and with the direction of her father, Kat developed a natural inclination towards using positive training methods at very young age understanding that a well-trained dog comes from a mutually respectful relationship, not from force and punishment.

    In 2007, Kat moved to Denver and worked part time as a dog walker while going to school for an Art History degree. Although Kat has a love for Art History and always will, the dogs in her life took precedence. After she got her BA in Art History, Kat decided to get a job working with dogs full time at a doggie daycare for two years. In this capacity she took every opportunity to learn and understand dogs on a social level, fine tuning her skills in reading dog body language, dog vocalization, and how to help them be the best they could be in social groups. What she also learned was how challenged the relationships were between people and their dogs, which then led her in the direction of becoming a professional trainer so she could help dogs and people better communicate with each other.

    Although the dogs at the day care were great teachers, they all had homes. Kat felt she needed to help under privileged dogs so got a job at a local shelter, and this is where she found her passion. Kat is an avid foster parent as well as a volunteer at a few shelters in the Denver area. While working at the shelter she got accepted into the Rocky Mountain Regional Dog Training Academy and graduated in 2014, she has also been accepted into the Karen Pryor Academy, for which she is currently attending.

    Kat prides herself in having an unbridled enthusiasm for learning anything and everything related to dogs. She is especially partial to shelter dogs, fostering dogs with medical needs, and the fearful pups who really need a gentle person to help guide them to confidence. As a matter of fact, since becoming a core trainer at Noble Beast, a good number of dogs she worked with at the day care and shelters have made their way into her classes as she continues to help them learn to be the best pup they can be! Kat loves how her dog career has come full circle. All her experiences has helped her become not only a better trainer, but also a better person. Kat loves how she is helping dogs and their people better connect and believes there is no better job on earth than helping pet owners understand their fur babies better!

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