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Kate Walker Dog Trainer at The Incredible K9

Private In-Person Training with Kate Walker

My training programs significantly improve and resolve behavioral problems that others deem "unsolvable!" I specialize in working with dog owners who have already tried other training methods (including other trainers' group classes, private lesson programs, and Board and Train programs) and who are STILL having problems with their dog's behavior. If everything else that you've tried has failed, I promise you, my approach to dog training will be different than the rest.
My behavior modification programs are great for dogs that have one or more behavioral concerns, which could include: high energy, hyperactivity, anxiety, aggression, an inability to settle and relax inside or outside, reactivity toward dogs, people, noises, or objects, and/or poor social skills. My training programs are also excellent for dogs who are fearful or anxious, and who may be overwhelmed, adrenalized, or intimidated by stimuli in the world. I regularly work with dogs who may bark out the window, "get into trouble", who have difficulty with handling or grooming, who may do poorly at the veterinarian’s office, who want to chase moving objects, kids, or animals, who may have difficulty with guest arrival, who won’t stop jumping on or mouthing owners or guests, who pull hard on the leash, who pant, tremble, whine, or bark in the car or crate, and/or have gotten into a dog fight, etc. The list could go on and on! I work with any combination of behavioral challenges! That said, I also have on-leash and off-leash programs for the happy-go-lucky, yet excitable and stubborn dogs, too!
Together, we will develop your dog’s ability to remain calm when seeing stimulating or stressful things, to greet guests politely, and to relax inside and outside of the house around people, animals, noises, objects, movement, and more!
Kate Walker Dog Trainer at The Incredible K9

Our most popular in-person program:

Creating Calmness Behavior Modification Program

This premium program is most popular for dogs who have one or more behavioral concerns. Problems could include resource guarding, containment phobia (crate issues), separation anxiety, hyperactivity, restlessness, reactivity (barking, growling), fear, car anxiety, general anxiety, prey-drive problems, aggression, and more! This comprehensive program is popular for dogs who might have issues with guest arrival, socialization with other animals, touch/handling, multi-dog household challenges, etc. Training days together, with me, plus the full suite of my online programs, results in solutions for problems that other trainers deem "unsolvable." Multi-dog homes incur no additional cost. This program includes:

  • 8 in-person lessons with me, completed within a 10-week timeline ​

    • Each lesson typically lasts 1-2 hours!​​

    • Lessons are scheduled at your home (within a 30-minute drive), my home, or another public location as your dog improves and is ready to be trained in public.

    • Lessons are available on Sunday afternoons, weekday mornings, and weekday evenings.

  • Any necessary collar, leash, long-line, or Flexi leash ($95 value) ​

  • Lifetime follow-up support via email, text, and/or phone ($3,000 value)

  • Lifetime access to Behave Better Framework, our signature self-paced online behavioral training program! ($8,790 value)

  • Lifetime access to 3 online mini-courses ($887 value)

    • The Ultimate Daily Discovery, Reactivity Resolutions, and the Off-Switch System

  • Lifetime access to Behave Better Framework CLUB, our private Facebook support group for additional direct support, community, and coaching from me! Ask a question on any day of the week!​​​ I coach students every day by offering feedback, troubleshooting issues, refining techniques, auditing training footage or videos, and so much more!

  • Payment plans are available!

  • A $500 deposit is accepted to begin this program. The deposit is applied toward your total investment.

Additional in-person training programs:

Loose-Leash Walking Program

Does your dog haul on the leash? Is your dog weaving back and forth and pulling you around? This program is most popular for the excitable leash-pulling dog! This program is great for dogs who get too excited, rude, or impulsive while out on a walk, but it is not intensive enough for dogs who get aggressive and severely leash reactive while out on a walk (if your dog becomes aggressive and severely leash reactive while out on a walk, please see our Behavior Modification Program!) During this Loose-Leash Walking Program, we'll teach your excitable, leash-pulling dog to settle nicely beside you, to stop when you stop, and to walk forward on a loose leash! This program includes:

  • 3 in-person lessons with me, completed within a 4-week timeline

    • Each lesson typically lasts 1-2 hours!​​

    • Lessons are scheduled at your home (within a 30-minute drive) or another public location as your dog improves and is ready to be training in public.

    • Lessons are available on Sunday afternoons, weekday mornings, and weekday evenings.

  • One training collar and one leash ($45 value) ​

    • Multi-dog homes incur no additional training cost, but may require an additional training collar and leash​.

  • Loose-Leash Walking Training Protocol PDF ($75 value)

  • 6 months of follow-up instruction and support via email, text, and/or phone ($600 value)

  • Lifetime access to 3 online mini-courses ($887 value), which address excitable, undesired behavior.

    • The Ultimate Daily Discovery, Reactivity Resolutions, and the Off-Switch System

  • A $500 deposit is accepted to begin this program. The deposit is applied toward your total investment.

Off-Leash Recall Program

This program is most popular for off-leash training! Do you dream of a dog who behaves off-leash? Who returns every time that you call? A 100% reliable off-leash recall is invaluable! This program is ideal for a well-behaved dog (6 months or older) who just has selective hearing! Off-leash training is also valuable to address chasing wildlife, eating undesired objects (like socks and feces), counter surfing, digging, etc… which can now be addressed from a far greater distance than what is otherwise possible. For one dog, this program includes:

  • 5 in-person lessons with me, completed within a 7-week timeline

    • Each lesson typically lasts 1-2 hours!​

    • Lessons are scheduled at your home (within a 30-minute drive) or another public location as your dog improves and is ready to be training in public.

    • Lessons are available on Sunday afternoons, weekday mornings, and weekday evenings.

  • An E-Collar Training Packet, which includes step-by-step details about E-Collar use and our E-Collar training techniques ($100 value)

  • 6 months of follow-up instruction and support via email, text, and/or phone ($600 value)

  • Any necessary long-line (or) Flexi leash ($40 value)

  • Educator Mini E-Collar ($220 value)

    • Multi-dog homes incur no additional training cost, but may require an additional training collar.​

  • Lifetime access to 3 online mini-courses ($887 value), which address excitable, undesired behavior.

    • The Ultimate Daily Discovery, Reactivity Resolutions, and the Off-Switch System

  • A $500 deposit is accepted to begin this program. The deposit is applied toward your total investment.

Kate Walker Dog Trainer at The Incredible K9

The 3-Step In-Person Training Plan:

Step 1:

Read through these Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How far do you travel?
    I travel within 30 minutes of my home in Pleasant Gap, PA 16823!
  • Do you train really difficult or challenging dogs?
    Yes, I do! I recommend my behavioral training program, Social Dog Mastery™️ for dogs who display any of these behaviors: 1. More intense reactivity, leash aggression 2. Undesired behavior toward other dogs, kids, cats, livestock, vets, etc 3. General anxiety, confinement anxiety (crate), car anxiety 4. Thunderstorm phobia, sound sensitivity (fireworks, etc), fearfulness 5. Difficulty with guest arrival (growling, barking, charging toward, etc)
  • Do you train puppies?
    Yes! The Loose Leash Foundation Program™️ is suitable for puppies 6 months and older. The Off-Leash Evolution Program™️ is suitable for puppies 9 months and older.
  • Does training cost more for multiple dogs?
    If you own multiple dogs, who all live together and who need training, then additional dogs are added at a discounted rate. We can discuss the dynamics in a multi-dog household during a Next Step Phone Call! :)
  • Do my dog's vaccinations need to be up-to-date?
    Yes. Prior to your very first in-home lesson, the contract and up-to-date vaccination records will need to be submitted online. I require all dogs to be vaccinated, and up-to-date, against Rabies and Distemper/Parvo (Distemper/Parvo is commonly listed as DA2PP, DH2PP, DA2PPC, or DAPP). These are routine vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations (copy of vet bill will suffice) may be attached to the contract, or emailed to me as an attachment (especially if the file is too big to attach to the contract). You can take a photo of your vet bill with your cell phone and attach that photo to the contract (or email that photo), as long as the vet bill can still easily be read. If you are unable to get up-to-date vaccination records, online programs could be a great option for you! Otherwise, feel free to send me an email with your concerns: theincrediblek9@gmail.com
  • How are lessons scheduled on the calendar?
    We will determine a time and day of the week that is available for both of us, and then this time is blocked off on the calendar, for many weeks, as "your time." For example, imagine that Mondays from 1:00pm-2:30pm works for both of us. This time will be “your time” every Monday, from 1:00-2:30pm, for the duration of the training program. So, if we were completing the Loose Leash Foundation Program™️, then we’ll complete 3 lessons together within 4 weeks time, so I'll reserve "your time" for 4 back-to-back weeks. That extra week allows us to have some “wiggle room” to “skip” a week if severe weather, holiday travel, or illness interfere with our training efforts on any given week. Blocking off "your time" also allows for a consistent, predictable, weekly training time without always needing to “check the schedule”.
  • What happens if a lesson needs to be canceled or changed?
    We are all too busy, too sick, or traveling, at times! That’s life, and it’s completely understandable! Lessons can be changed or canceled with more than 24 hours in advance by emailing me: theincrediblek9@gmail.com. If you know that you'll need to change a lesson, then please let me know as soon as possible. Because we have an extra week of time built into the timeline, when conflicts arise, a week may just need to be “skipped” and we’ll resume again the following week, at our regular time. Lessons are often skipped around the holidays and the timeline is adjusted/lengthened to accommodate any necessary holiday time off.
  • What happens if I don’t use all of my program lessons within the timeline?
    If all lessons aren’t used within the allotted timeline, then you may lose that predictable weekly time slot, because another client may be waiting for that lesson time to become available. If you have any remaining unused lessons, then they may be scheduled at any time and day of the week, as our schedules and availability permit. However, if more than 4 weeks pass after the last completed lesson, then the remaining lessons are forfeited. No exchanges or refunds will be issued.
  • What are payment options?
    Credit cards are accepted and a payment plan is available for the Off-Leash Evolution Program™️!
  • How do I learn more about your programs and secure dates on the calendar?
    Please schedule a Next Step Phone Call, and together, we can discuss any additional questions, prices, and scheduling availability. Thank you! I look forward to speaking with you!

Step 2:

If you have an anxious, fearful, reactive, or aggressive dog, consider watching my FREE 90-minute Masterclass: 

"4 Critical Mistakes to Avoid When Training Your Anxious, Fearful, Reactive, or Aggressive Dog + What to Do Instead!" 

Step 3:

Book a phone call with me (Kate!) to discuss your options and ask additional questions!

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