Dae Grodin

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First Name: 
Dae
Last Name: 
Grodin
Summary: 

Dog-Abilities not only wants to help you and your dog with training, but also wants to help build a relationship of a lifetime. We know every dog-and-owner team has potential; let us help you unleash it. If your goal is a well-trained companion, solving a difficult training issue, building a foundation for sports-dog training, guiding or coaching in therapy dog work, we are here to help.

Serving all counties of Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, we offer a variety of group classes ranging from puppy and basic to advanced, tricks, rally, canine good citizen, and canine fitness. Dog-Abilities also offers in-home and day training for obedience and behavior issues, board and train (on a limited basis), and dog-walking (on a limited basis).

Bio: 

Dae’s dog-training career began 16 years ago when she decided to train her first puppy, a boxer. Together, they learned the power of clicker training, eventually earning CGC (Canine Good Citizen certification) and a therapy dog title. After her first dog-training experience, Dae became increasingly interested in animal behavior, enrolling in college classes as well as reading various books and articles on the subject. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a major in psychology, she decided to pursue both of her passions: psychology and animal training. This decision led Dae to boarding, training, and daycare facilities where she gained knowledge under the direction of other positive, skilled, and reward-based trainers. Through these various employment opportunities, Dae honed her observation skills and benefited from hands-on experience with many different dogs. She also assisted with many group-training classes and board-and-train experiences, learning more about basic obedience and service-dog work. 

In 2009, Dae moved to Erlanger, Kentucky. In 2011, she opened Dog-Abilities. Dae felt there was a need for more positive dog training in the area, and also had a strong desire to help more owners with their dogs. Each day she strives to guide and educate owners solving obedience and behavioral issues using reward-based methods, learning theory, and relationship-building skills. 

Dae is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through Council of Certified Professional Dog Trainers, and a FitPAWS Master Trainer. Currently, she lives with three dogs and a house rabbit. Dae and her dogs are involved in search-and-rescue, therapy dog work, animal-assisted crisis response (HOPE), agility, nosework, and tricks. When Dae is not participating in dog activities, she enjoys hiking and photography.
 

Services Offered: 
  • In-home private training and day training: house training, crate training, loose-leash walking, jumping, general manners, etc.
  • Behavioral consults: anxiety/fear, aggression/reactivity
  • Group classes: Puppy Fundamentals to Advanced Obedience, Therapy Dog, CGC Prep, Rally, Tricks, Canine Fitness, and other special-topic classes
  • Board-and-Train on a limited basis
  • Demos and talks: dog-bite prevention, canine body language, etc. These presentations are most suitable for schools and similar events.
Services Offered Summary: 
In-home private training and day training: house training, crate training, loose-leash walking, jumping, general manners, etc.; Behavioral consults: anxiety/fear, aggression/reactivity; Group classes: Puppy Fundamentals to Advanced Obedience, Therapy Dog, CGC Prep, Rally, Tricks, Canine Fitness, and other special-topic classes; Board-and-Train on a limited basis; Demos and talks: dog-bite prevention, canine body language, etc. These presentations are most suitable for schools and similar events.
Contact Information
Phone Number: 
+1 (859) 533-1340
Location: 
P.O. Box 18531
41018 Erlanger , KY

History

Member for
3 years 6 months