At GymDog, we're passionate about meeting you and your dog right where you are! We offer various training formats and rates, so that you can get started working with us and not be turned away by large upfront costs.
MEET THE TEAM
Kat is a certified dog trainer through the CCPDT, an AKC CGC evaluator and a S.T.A.R. puppy instructor. She graduated from Milligan College magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biology. She has been training dogs for most of her life and has been doing it professionally since 2016. She specializes in teaching pet dogs to be calm, attentive, well-mannered companions.
Working primarily through positive reinforcement and marker training, she enjoys teaching owners how to better communicate, care for, and manage their furry companions. Kat frequently works with high energy dogs who need help overcoming anxiety, aggression and reactivity and especially excels at leash training and puppy socialization.
James works mostly behind the scenes at GymDog LLC. He wears many hats: public relations, sales, website development, and many other things that come with running a small business. James has always had a love for dogs and a passion for training them but really dove into training after marrying Kat.
Cassie is a certified AKC CGC evaluator. She is currently attending ETSU and is majoring in Psychology. Cassie was introduced to dog training in 2018 and began interning at Gymdog in 2021. She has always had a passion for dogs and has worked with many breeds through foster programs, dog-sitting/dog-walking, and now Gymdog. Currently, Cassie mainly works on basic obedience training at group classes and day training, but aims to expand her training in the future.