The Canine Campus
Training & Wellness Center

Words of Praise

Alumni Testimonials

Have you had a great experience in one of our classes, with one of our trainers, or using one of our services? We’d love to share your love for us! Fill out the form below to have your testimonial featured on our website.

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We just graduated (2 weeks ago) from the A.K.C. STAR puppy class with our dog Bayleigh. I can NOT sing high enough the praises and ability of Kristen not only as a trainer but also as a person. Bayleigh was, and still is to a point, a VERY skittish German Shepherd dog. First week of class Bayleigh was hiding from everyone... wouldn’t let anyone near her (she wasn’t showing aggression thankfully)... didn’t want to participate in puppy play time at the end of class... she was just leery. Kristen said that first day of training that she has 6 weeks for Bayleigh to let her “get her hands on her.” It took five weeks... but it happened! Plus, she also let a few other pet “moms and dads” pet her, too. A HUGE accomplishment! You can really tell a difference in her. Thank you so much Kristen for helping us work with her on all aspects.

— Melissa Burns

I cannot say enough good things about Katie & Stacy — they are the most amazing, hard working women I have had the chance to meet. Their devotion to their work amazes me.

What would I personally do without The Canine Campus? Our dog Duncan is a wonderful, amazing dog. However, he has socialization issues — and everyone says he needs socialization. So how do you socialize a reactive,110 lb. pit-bull? LOL Pet Store... NO. Dog parks... NO. The Canine Campus is the ONLY socialization and training Duncan can get where he is understood and not judged for his reactive nature.

Some people would have turned us away and given up on Duncan, but Stacy and Katie never have. They love Duncan as much as we do. I am forever indebted to them for their perseverance with us. Thanks to everyone who helped make The Canine Campus what it is! To the devoted people that put their hard work into making it the best school ever. For always being there when we need you and for all the help and kindness that you all have shown us. We love all of you, and Duncan thanks you!

— Carol Love

Katie is an amazing trainer and has a passion for making a difference in the lives of everyone she meets. Dogs and their families learn so much and have fun at the same time. So excited to get to experience the beginning of CCT.

— Shirley Monnin

Stacey is a wonderful trainer! When I decided to enroll my new puppy in Beginner Obedience Classes, we found out Rayna (aka Midget Puppy) was fearful of other dogs. Stacey was excellent helping us work through her fears. My Midget Puppy and I both learned so much from this class. Thank you!

— Karen Gardner

We will continue to take every class we can. Not only has the training really worked but it is just so much fun. I look forward to that extra bonding time with my dog and I love knowing that he is learning and getting smarter every day — all while having a great time. This school has been such a blessing and we’re so glad to be part of The Canine Campus. Thank you to all the staff.

—Tammy, Ryan + Cooper Gilliam

Katie is an amazing trainer and an amazing human being who has helped us to understand our dog better which has strengthened our bond with her. We first had Katie come to our house for a 1:1 session and in just 1 hour we learned SO much from her (even though we were already pretty knowledgeable dog owners.) We made the decision to take a reactive dog class with Katie even though we have to drive 3 hours round-trip to take classes with her, but it is worth every ounce of effort we have made. Katie uses positive, non-aversive techniques and she is simply brilliant at understanding and working with special needs dogs.



We just finished up the Impulse Control Class with Patty and have to say how much I learned in that short period of time. I have been a dog owner for many years but had never taken any of them (or me!) to a lesson of any kind. We recently took over ownership of a Pit Bull/Beagle mix named Twitch, age 7, who is a great dog at the house but was very noisy and aggressive-looking when passing other dogs on leash walks. My husband and I plan on doing traveling and want to be able to take Twitch with us but worry about his reaction to other dogs. I had no idea how to stop this behavior. This class has taught us how to re-direct his attention and manage his reaction to other dogs and we have seen quite an improvement in 6 short weeks. I am hoping to continue with other courses in the fall to better myself and open up new experiences for him. Thanks so much for the help!

—Jan O'Malley

Katie was wonderful with my rescue Lucy. So happy with the results, am looking forward to starting more classes. The difference Katie made in my life and Lucy’s is amazing.


Katie is a TEACHER! She taught me how to work with my dog and she is always positive and encouraging. My dog Khaos and I are class junkies, we take as many as we can. Classes are stimulating and interesting for Khaos and they expand my skills as well. Of all the classes, I’m most proud of Khaos’ passing of the Therapy Dog class. I imagine — throughout the lifetime of my dog — we’ll take just about every class offered. THANK YOU KATIE!

— Geri DeWitt

Today, our dog Olivia got out of the gate somehow. We live on a busy street, so when I heard her barking from the front yard (instead of the back) I panicked. I ran outside to see her taking off down the street. I yelled her name several times before I got her attention. When we finally made eye contact, I yelled 'stay' and held my hand up exactly how we practiced on Sunday's Impulse Control class, and we have been practicing all week. From half a block away Olivia froze right where she was (about to run into the street) and didn't move. I continued to hold my hand up and say stay as I got closer. She didn't move! I was able to reach her and pick her up before anything dangerous happened. I seriously owe this to Lorri (who helped us practice this skill on Sunday that we originally learned in Beginner Obedience). But also to Paul and Kate who helped us during Beginner Obedience. We still have so much to learn, but I am so grateful with what we have already learned! It made a serious difference today!

-Stephanie Ratliff + Olivia