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For expectant families and families with kids of all ages. Get help keeping the whole family happy, safe and sane, together.


Get started on the right "paw" with a new dog, or get help undoing problem behaviors. Choose from standard or custom options.


Teach your dog life skills, prevent problems, or solve existing fear/reactivity issues. Get extra support  in a private Facebook group.


Work through fear/reactivity or
improve focus with distractions.
Available beginning in July 2021.  


Hi, I’m Kate (she/her)

I'm a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and the owner of Calmer Canines. I've been working with dogs and their owners since 2007 using gentle, effective methods and solutions-focused treatment plans. I have worked with reactive and fearful dogs since 2010 and mainly use Control Unleashed and BAT methodologies to help rehabilitate dogs.

Since having a child of my own in 2018, I have focused on working with families from pregnancy/adoption through adolescence, but I still work with a variety of behavior issues and I love helping owners set up their puppies for success. I am a licensed Family Paws® Parent Educator and I also offer The Family Dog® Private Training Program. I am proudly neurodivergent and use my unique experience and perspective to help families create a healthy dynamic between all family members - two-legged and four.

Photo is of Kate sitting with her 2.5 year old son on her lap, and dogs Sirius Black (Swedish Vallhund, left) and June Bug (Corgi/Dachshund, right) lying on a mat in the grass next to her chair.


"Kate did what I thought was almost impossible in a very short time and she geared the training with Lily's needs in mind. We highly recommend Kate for dog training of all types, and would definitely go to her again if we get another dog."

Lily’s Owner

"Kate is a true professional with extensive knowledge and training on helping dogs with behavior problems.  She's a caring dog lover that is always willing to go beyond the standard trainer interaction to make sure you and your pet are getting the most out of the sessions."

Venus’s Owner

"...she has changed the way I think about my dogs, even as someone who has raised and worked with animals for much of my life. She is so so insightful, always learning and excited to share her knowledge."

Bart’s Owner

Training Services Resuming Soon
Online Training Wherever You Are
In-Person Training in Orange County, CA

Online Training offered anywhere in the contiguous United States.
In-person outdoor training available in Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove,
Irvine, Newport Beach, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin, Villa Park.

Ask Me Anything

Not sure what kind of training you and your dog need? Don't understand how online dog training can work? Unsure of whether your dog can be helped? Call, text, or email me for more information.


calmercaninestraining @

Santa Ana, CA 92704

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