Meet Your Trainers
Kelly is an honors graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers where she earned her Certificate there in Training and Counseling (CTC). She holds a BS in Zoology, a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and is currently completing a masters degree in applied behavior analysis.
Training philosophy: Dogkind training uses reinforcers like food, toys, attention and play to increase desired behaviors in order to replace problem behaviors. Dogkind trainers don't use pain, 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.
Rachele is a UC Davis graduate with a BS in Animal Science and a minor in Communications. She interned with the Yolo County SPCA for 3 years and gained experience with fearful and reactive dog behavior. Rachele has helped dogs in shelters as well as in foster homes build confidence and reduce reactivity.
She also has an adorable foster pitbull of her own, named Coco, with fear and anxiety struggles. Rachele began working for Dogkind as an assistant trainer in August of 2019. In her free time, Rachele likes to teach her dog Coco new tricks, bake, or perform in musical theatre productions. Her favorite training to do is cute tricks like “spin” or “high five,” which her dog has mastered. But she especially loves to train fearful dogs because it is so exciting when a dog makes progress towards leading a happier, fear-free life."
Meet Rachelle, also known as dog mom to the internet famous Billie! Rachelle graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Animal Biology, emphasizing in domestic animal behavior. As a result, she fell in love with dog training after interning at the local animal shelter and worked her way up to becoming a lead dog behavior intern. After working closely with Kelly, she began interning with the Yolo County SPCA, helping her lead their dog behavior internship. She has become Kelly’s right hand lady for all things social media and is dedicated to helping harder to work with dogs and their owners. When not working, she can be found taking as many videos and pictures of Billie as possible.
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