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Kayla founded Journey Dog Training in 2013 to provide high-quality and affordable dog behavior advice. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant who’s worked with hundreds of private clients, thousands of shelter dogs, and dozens of working detection dogs. Kayla’s dog and cat behavior advice has been featured in NPR, the Chicago Tribune, and Pet MD. She’s an avid adventurer who is currently doing #vanlife on the Pan-American Highway with her two border collies and a cat. Aside from running Journey Dog Training, Kayla also runs the nonprofit K9 Conservationists, where she and the dogs work as conservation detection dog teams. You can get 1:1 advice with a Journey Dog Training team member here.
Hi Kayla, Where did you get your Certified Dog Behavior Consultant degree? Thank you.
Hi Mary! I applied for certification with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (iaabc.org). It’s a series of exams and case studies, then continuing education (and fees) to keep it up!
Hi Kayla… I’ve enjoyed your articles and think you’re terrific!
Long shot… but I wonder if you can recommend a serious trainer for my two Aussies. Also, do you know of any herding clubs or agility classes on Long Island that you could recommend. My guys are over reactive, insecure, bored and anxious.
Hi Chris! I don’t know anyone firsthand in Long Island but Sarah Dixon (who’s currently in Alberta) used to work there and has some herding Aussies – reach out to her? https://www.bnrbc.ca/