In a nutshell … Kim is a real expert; always prepared; and an amazing spirit who is received so easily by anyone seeking help, and most importantly the pup they are seeking to help be trained. Below is my complete testimonial (though there is so much more to be said … she was awesome!)
First and foremost, my sister and I sought out Kim because we understand that THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A ONE-AND-DONE DOG WHISPERER. Training your pup starts first and foremost with YOU, THE OWNER. In accepting our tasks as loving guardians, we knew that we had to buckle down and make sure that WE were prepared with the appropriate tools, education, and know-how to educate our pup. Point being, training your pup is no different than raising a child. There is no one-time tutorial, but you can count on just six hours (spread out across a couple of weeks AND with YOUR DILIGENT HOMEWORK) to get the job done. And after that time, EVEN IF things aren’t 100%, you WILL have the skills to sharpen YOU and your pup’s discipline. AGAIN, IT ALL STARTS WITH THE OWNER.
To elaborate even further …. Kim is an expert on behavior training. Having my B.S. in Psychology, I can attest to Kim truly knows everything there is to be taught/learned when it comes to the many evidence-proved techniques concerning learning and memory, and if anything, are EASIER to teach to dogs (as opposed to emphasizing with us humans).
Kim was also so kind and receptive to both me and my pup and ALWAYS listened before she spoke even if what we were doing or saying was not correct. After the first session, I wondered how our pup would respond to her coming back to visit since her visit meant “time to buckle down and get your act together.” However, it was never that type of training session AT ALL. It was a time for US owners to learn in a very educational and helpful manner and for our pup to be eased into these tactics at whatever level HE could endure. She was never forceful, abrasive or rushed the teaching of any behavior.
Finally, her communication and preparedness were top notch. From day one, she was prompt and attentive with all communications (whether phone or email). Before and upon her visits, she always had a game plan and made use of every minute. Last but certainly not least, Kim gives before she takes. She corresponded with me at great length before our first visit and helped us understand some key first steps so that we were both prepared for her first visit.