My Dog Training Philosophy


My Philosophy is remarkably simple!

I apply force-free (or aversive-free) methods in all dog training cases. This means that I do not, under any circumstances, employ or recommend pain, fear, intimidation or startle techniques to influence dogs’ behavior.

Unlike many other dog trainers, I have no use for painful collars, shake cans or alpha rolls. I simply do not have the stomach to knowingly instill pain or fear in a dog, but equally importantly, I don’t need to.

Operant and classical conditioning, the foundation for all animal learning, give me the tools I need to teach dogs and modify their behavior – without subjugating their nature.

But it doesn’t end with operant and classical conditioning. There is another piece to the puzzle! Dogs are social learners and I firmly believe that the bond we build with them based on trust and provision of choice, plays a substantial role in how our dogs behave. The absence of a deep trust-based bond leads to countless behavior problems.

Meeting the dog’s needs in every way will result in better behavior.

I adhere to the Hierarchy of Dog Needs ™ approach by Linda Michaels, M.A. – more information here:


I am a Proud Member of Truly Dog Friendly and the No Shock Coalition was launched in May 2006 by a coalition of dog trainers and behavior consultants concerned with the proliferation of the use of shock collars and other harmful tools and methods within their profession. How do we define dog-friendly? Simple: pain-free. In order to be an effective canine behavior consultant, it is essential to have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of humane science-based training.

A Word from an Expert.

"Without exception, I oppose, will not recommend, and generally spend large amounts of time telling people why I oppose the use of shock collars, prong collars, choke collars, and any other type of device that is rooted in the adversarial, confrontational interaction with the dog."

Dr. Karen Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVB, CAAB

To use shock as an effective dog training method you will need:

A thorough understanding of canine behavior.

A thorough understanding of learning theory.

Impeccable timing.

And if you have those three things, you don't need a shock collar.

Dr. Ian Dunbar, DVM

Step 1: Roll up a newspaper and keep it handy.

Step 2: If your puppy pees on something or chews up your shoe, pick up the rolled up newspaper.

Step 3: Hit YOURSELF in the head while saying "I should have been watching my puppy!"

Repeat as necessary.

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YOU control your dog's development....Choose wisely.


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Kathrine Breeden is the owner and operator of Be Kind to Dogs force free dog training business. She is a member of Truly Dog Friendly. Force free relationship and trust-based dog obedience training, in home dog training, dog training tips, dog training tools and is a professional dog trainer. Prepare for a new puppy, train your puppy, how to train your dog and prepare a resident dog prepare for a new baby. Some of the services she offers include, but aren’t limited to, In-Home Dog Training, Off-Site Dog Training, Pre-Puppy Preparation, Behavior Training, Phone behavior and training consultations, training freebies through her Facebook group, Open House lectures, “Ask the Trainer” lectures, force free training and much, much more. Kathrine is a force free trainer and behavior consultant that is a member of the No Shock Collar coalition. Her philosophy is that Force Free & Positive training results in a dog that follows an owner because it wants to, rather than following out of fear. Truly Dog Friendly, Arizona Pet Professionals, Best Friends Animal Society and is proactive in animal rights campaigns. Dog behavior training, how to train your dog or how to train your puppy in a gentle, positive reinforcement force-free way, or need dog training advice through a consultation, please contact a professional dog trainer, Kathrine Breeden, for dog training dog trainer in Ahwatukee, AZ, Chandler, AZ, Gilbert, AZ, Mesa, AZ, Tempe, AZ and surrounding Arizona areas. Dog Training, Dog Trainer, Dog Bites, Dog Peeing, Aggressive Dog, Dog Barking, Dog Videos, Dog Events, Dog Wedding, Dog Friend, Best Dog Trainer, Award Winning Dog Trainer, Dog Trainer in 85286, 85224, 85225, 85226, 85244, 85246, 85248, 85249, 85286, 85233, 85234, 85295, 85296, 85297, 85298, 85299, 85140, 85143, 85142, 85280, 85281, 85282, 85283, 85284, 85285, 85287, 85201, 85202, 85203, 85204, 85205, 85206, 85207, 85208, 85209, 85210, 85211, 85212, 85213, 85214, 85215, 85216, 85274, 85275, 85277, 85250, 85251, 85252, 85254, 85255, 85256, 85257, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85261, 85262, 85266, 85267, 85271, 85118, 85253