There is much debate over what training style is most appropriate for working with dogs. "Balanced," "traditional," "reward-based." If you want to take the guess work out of finding the best trainer for you in the Lehigh Valley then you can start with us. We offer evidence-based, positive reinforcement training, that makes use of a tool called a clicker or a verbal marker.
We do not use aversive tools like shock collars or prong/chain collars. We also do not use physical corrections of any kind. We simply reward them for doing what we like, because reinforcement increases the likelihood a behavior will be repeated, and redirect them or teach them incompatible behaviors for what we don't like. You'll enjoy creating a positive relationship with your dog and your dog will love being an active participant in his training.
Our Service Area
Our service area is broad! We are available for all of your dog training needs in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, including Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. Anyone located beyond 20 miles of area code 18104 will be assessed an additional mileage fee of $1/mi.
"Since getting my first dog as an adult in 2012 and working to train him and address his behavioral issues, I have been fascinated with how canines learn. I decided to pursue dog training as a career after spending years taking training classes with my own dogs and seeing how much fun we both had doing it. There is such gratification when you see the 'Ah-ha!' moment on your dog's face when he just gets it. It's like you both learn to speak a new language. I now want to bring that knowledge and joy to others while they work with their own dogs." -Kailly, Head Trainer / Owner
Meet the Trainer
Our staff is ready to assist you and your pet in meeting your training goals, improving your relationship and garnering mutual admiration.
Kailly Muthard, CPDT-KA
Head Trainer / Owner
Kailly Muthard started her journey training dogs in 2013. In 2014 she was invited to complete a 3 year apprenticeship program at a local dog training studio. During that time she also attended and graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy for Training and Behavior, in 2016, as a Dog Trainer Professional. Kailly is an AKC STAR Puppy and Canine Good Citizen evaluator. In 2019, Kailly was given the designation of Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed) by the nationally recognized Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). Kailly has a Master's Degree in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College.
Through her adopted dog Ludo Kailly found the world of clicker training. Due to the need for behavior modification for both Ludo and her late pit bull, Sarah, Kailly gained great knowledge in the areas of reactivity and separation anxiety through experiential learning.
Kailly's goal is to be an ambassador for clicker training and to reach those who would otherwise use traditional training methods. Kailly hopes that others will experience, through her instruction, an improved appreciation and understanding of their pet's learning abilities and, of course, have fun doing it!
If you're ready to start your journey to a better behaved dog email us now!