K9Z, Etc. Professional Pet Care & Training

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My lifelong passion for animals compelled me to launch my own pet care business in 2002.   I will personally come to  your home to care for your pet(s) when you can't because of long hours at the office or during your vacation.  In addition, I coach people how to train their dog and can help with numerous unwanted behaviors and/or just want a well-mannered 4-legged friend.  I am an assistant dog trainer for the Greater St. Louis Training Club and co-teach Puppy Kindergarten and Foundation Manners 1&2.  I write a monthly column, "The Barking Lot", for the St. Charles County edition of the Suburban Journals about man's best friend and some behavior remedies.

I am a graduate of Animal Behavior College and the Greater St. Louis Trainer's Course.  For many years I have volunteered with different rescue groups in disaster-related missions including Hurricane Katrina, as well as rescues of animals from abusive/neglected situations, including puppy mills in rural Missouri.  In 2009, I helped the Humane Society of Missouri evaluate behavior responses from the 500+ pit-bulls the FBI confiscated in the nation's largest dog fighting bust.   I am always engaged in enhancing my knowledge of canine behavior through continuing education.  I am dedicated in helping maximize the bond shared between dogs and their owners through reward-based/positive reinforcement training. 


I am married with five daughters and have two canine companions.  When time permits,  I also volunteer with Rescued Racers.  I am a member of the Humane Society of MO, the Greater St. Louis Training Club, the Association for Professional Dog Trainers and Pet Sitters International.   I donate 10% of my proceeds to rescue groups.

Don't leave your beloved pets in a kennel where they are susceptible to illness, boredom and lack of socialization.  They are most comfortable in their own home environment where they can maintain their daily routine.  You and your pet's happiness is my main concern.  I pride myself on reliability, honesty and profound adoration for animals.  K9Z, Etc. is bonded and insured for your protection and American Red Cross Certified in Pet First Aid.


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