Meet Your New Dog Trainer!
Kathryn “Katie” Sipple IAABC-ADT,
B.Sc. Molecular and Cellular Biology UIUC
Katie is on a mission to revolutionize the way dogs and people live in multi dog households by helping them avoid anarchy, chaos, and squabbles in favor of harmony.
Her first of its kind roadmap to dog-dog introductions and relationship building gives clients a comprehensive path to success laid out in step by step detail. Its aim is preserving placements in multi dog homes across the country through conflict prevention and rapid identification of behavior problems requiring intervention.
She is an Accredited Dog Trainer with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a graduate of the FDSA Pet Professionals Program.
She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her German Shepherds. In 2021 her main training goals will involve her service dog in training, Fish who is learning tasks to assist her with Multiple Sclerosis, POTS, PTSD, and chronic migraine. She is deeply grateful for her wonderful clients who have allowed her to rejoin the workforce.
In her free time you’ll find her somewhere in the great outdoors or engaged in some epicly nerdy activity, like Dungeons and Dragons, Gen Con, board games, or binge reading her way through piles of books.
IAABC Accredited Dog Trainer
Kathryn “Katie” Sipple is a member of a professional organization that rigorously tests their members for competency in their chosen species.
She is commited to professional development and must complete continuing education to maintain her accreddited status.
Her training follows LIMA and the Humane Hierarchy
She follows a professional code of ethics.
B.Sc. Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
A rigorous scientific education repurposed.
Methodical dog training and progress tracking.
Uses data collection to track progress and modify training plans.
Reads the scientific literature on dog behavior as well as college textbooks to keep up to date on all aspects of animal training.
10 Years of Dog Training Experience!
With experience comes the ability to untangle dog training’s biggest puzzles.
Efficient problem solving and learning for dogs and people.
Service dog handler and owner trainer.
Former PetSmart Dog Trainer
Personal experience with separation anxiety, noise sensitivity, reactivity, and fearful dogs.
Recent Continuing Education:
The Lemonade Conference 2020, 2021, 2022
The Aggression in Dogs Conference October 2020, 2021, 2022
IAABC Behavior Consulting Mentorship Completed November 2020.
Graduate of Michael Shikashio’s Aggression in Dog’s Master Course.
Currently enrolled in L.E.G.S.® Applied Ethology
Family Dog Mediation® Professional Course and The Enrichment Framework for Behavior Modification Master Class
Over 50 FDSA Courses