Meet Your Coach
MA, FDM, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP
As the lead dog trainer and canine behavior consultant for Pupstanding Academy, Cathy strives to help humans and their pets build a strong relationship based on trust and clear communication through force-free dog training methods.
With over a decade of experience working with dogs in shelters, dog daycares, grooming salons, group classes, and private dog training, she has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of dogs and on a wide variety of behavioral challenges. She believes that preventive and proactive training is key to helping dogs live a happy, well-adjusted life with their family. Beyond companion dog training, her specialties include dog aggression, resource guarding, leash reactivity, and canine separation anxiety.
She has appeared on a variety of local news segments, such as Q13, King5, Evening, and New Day NW, and frequently interviewed for print magazines and online content as a dog behavior expert.
Cathy is a certified Family Dog Mediator and certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, earning both the CPDT-KA and CBCC-KA designations. Cathy is a Fear Free Certified Certified Professional, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and a training professional member of The Pet Professional Guild (PPG). She has also completed the Aggression in Dogs Master Course.