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Get to Know Us

Our Mission

At Best Dogs we are committed to helping you and your dog live your best lives as best friends.  Our results matter to us, and so does how we get them. Our dogs can be the very best of friends - there with unconditional love and support, fostering physical, mental and emotional wellness. But it doesn't happen by magic.  To have a friend you have to be one. All learners, canine and human,  do best when they are safe, and treated with kindness and compassion.  We will meet you where you are at, and use positive, collaborative methods to produce real, lasting change.  Let us know how we can help today.



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Our Trainer

Kathy Sterbank, KPA-CTP

Kathy is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, and graduate of the SF SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers who has been working with people and their dogs since 2006.

Her expertise in the science of thinking and learning is not limited to the dog world. Kathy also has a Masters in Education and is a former teacher and mental health associate.  She is passionate about using  all of her knowledge and experience together to help dogs and their people build fulfilling, lasting relationships and live their best lives.

Kathy is experienced at training dogs to a high level. She trained her first dog as a SAR trailing dog, and is working towards a therapy dog certification with her current dog, Marley.  She shares her life with her partner, son, dog Marley, 2 cats, and 6 chickens.

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