Journey Dog Training's Approach

I have years of experience working with aggressive, fearful, and over-excited shelter dogs and fearful and aggressive shelter cats (plus a few years of training falcons, hippos, parrots, and homing pigeons).

I don't just learn from my own experience, though. I also use the latest research to bring you the most up-to-date training methods available. Google scholar is my homepage and my goal is to take one continuing education class per month..

I'll use learning theory, behavior analysis, body language, biology, and canine psychology - but won't inundate you with science if you're more of a "get to the point and fix the dog" sorta person.

Fear, pain, and coercion have no place in the classroom. The same goes for our training.

Meet Kayla (that’s me!)

I’m an animal nut, an outdoor enthusiast, and a humongous nerd. I grew up training my cat to sit, my chickens to come when called, and my homing pigeons to fly hundreds of miles to their roost.

I have a degree in biology from Colorado College. I founded Journey Dog Training while I was a student.

Several years after starting to train animals professionally, I worked at the US’s 4th largest animal shelter as an animal behavior consultant for cats and dogs.

My job was to assess, train, and rehabilitate animals that were behaviorally unsound for adoption.

There’s not much I haven’t worked with, really. If you want to learn more about my history, certifications, and obsession with continuing education, check out my CV!

I am a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants as an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant.

Dog Sports I Dabble or Compete In:
  • Agility
  • Nosework
  • Skijoring 
  • Herding
  • Disc Dogs
  • Rally Obedience
  • Parkour

Skills to Expect

Supportiveness & Enthusiasm
Canine language
human language

Why I Do What I Do

I’m passionate about animals, animal behavior, and education. I want to help as many pet owners like you as possible, helping grow relationships that are fulfilling and fun. That’s where remote animal training comes in.

I created a remote pet behavior help program that I can run while I travel the world with my dog and boyfriend. Getting out of the expensive big-city apartments helps me keep my costs lower than the competition. 

Whether you want to train a skijoring partner, just enjoy walks without a growling dog, fix kitty litterbox issues, teach Polly the parrot to talk, or teach your dog to get you a beer from the fridge, I’m here for you.

You deserve time-efficient, modern, innovative dog training.

Online dog training is my solution. I hope that it’ll solve your financial and time concerns as you train your dog.