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Kathy Cascade

Kathy's introduction to dog training began in 1991 when a slightly wild and wonderful Alaskan Malamute puppy came into her life. Kathy and Spirit's partnership lead them to competition obedience trials, participation in fly ball, and as a visiting Therapy Dog/Handler team in hospitals and nursing homes. Searching for a truly respectful and gentle approach to working with animals, Kathy completed the two-year Tellington TTouch Companion Animal Practitioner Certification Program, graduating in October 1996 and later becoming an instructor in the program in 2003.

With her professional training and experience as a Physical Therapist, Kathy offers a unique perspective on the neurophysiologic and sensory aspects of dog behavior to her students. Known for her creative, engaging, and often humorous teaching style, Kathy has presented workshops and seminars throughout the US, Canada, and in Europe.

Kathy’s skillful approach to working with dogs with aggression and fear issues led her to develop a series of seminars titled “S.A.N.E. Solutions for Challenging Dog Behavior.” Her calm, confident demeanor serves her especially well in working with these cases. Kathy states, "Helping dogs learn to cope with the demands of living in our often chaotic human world is a passion of mine. Creating a sense of calm and safety for the dog is the first step to eliminating reactive and fearful behavior. We can do this with humane, effective tools for reducing stress and building confidence. It gives me great joy to see these dogs make the transformation from living in a state of fear to feeling safe in the world.”

The high desert of Central Oregon is Kathy’s home, and allows her to enjoy her outdoor passions of hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her horses. She is an active volunteer for the non-profit organization, Fences For Fido, which builds fences to free dogs from living life chained or tethered.  Kathy's website

Upcoming Trainings/Workshops with Kathy Cascade

Tellington TTouch® for Dogs and Companion Animals

Enjoy the positive, fun filled learning environment that looks at dog training in an all encompassing, whole, way. This workshop can serve as an introduction to the Tellington TTouch Method for Dogs (and other Companion Animals) and build and refine the skills of more experienced students. Professionals dog trainers and casual dog lovers alike will benefit from the variety of practical techniques and unique approaches learned in this class! Develop and build on the fundamentals of Tellington TTouch Bodywork, Groundwork, and Observation skills. These skills address the most common issues confronting dog owners, trainers, and other professionals; in a forward thinking, positive manner. The most common issues confronting professionals, trainers and dog owners will be addressed as you learn and build on the fundamentals of Tellington TTouch Bodywork, Groundwork, and Observation. This is an ideal method to help enhance positive dog training modalities. Bring your own dog or work with one at the course. There will also be the opportunity to work with other species, such as horses, in a safe, confidence building way. Part of the ongoing TTouch Practitioner Training, suitable for new and returning students. Offered as a 3 or 5 day program. Beautiful, homemade lunches and snacks are included. in BC Canada on 2020-07-04 thru 2020-07-08

Tellington TTouch® for Dogs and Companion Animals

This three-day workshop is for anyone interested in learning about TTouch for dogs, cats and other companion animals. It can also count towards the TTouch Practitioner Certification Program. Attendance at two three-day workshops can count together as the first of the six sessions required to become a Practitioner. Current TTouch Practitioners can also attend this workshop as a certification update. Cost: $400. A $300 deposit is due at the time of registration to hold a space in the class. The tuition balance is due 30 days before the start of class. Take advantage of our Early-bird discount: Pay in full six weeks before the start of the class and receive $25 off the tuition. For more information on the requirements to become a TTouch Practitioner, please click on this https://ttouch.com/Our_Method_for/Dogs/Practitioners/Become_a_Practitioner/index.html in OR USA on 2020-10-19 thru 2020-10-21

Tellington TTouch® for Dogs and Companion Animals

This five-day training is TTouch for dogs, cats and other companion animals. It is a session of the TTouch Practitioner Certification Program, but it can also be taken as a stand-alone class by anyone interested in learning about TTouch. If you are already enrolled in the certification program or choose to begin the program, this training counts as one of the six sessions required to become a Practitioner. Current TTouch Practitioners can also attend three days of this training as a certification update. Cost: For people who are attending their first training there is a one-time introductory price of $750. For people attending their second through sixth trainings, the price for each session is $900. A $300 deposit is due at the time of registration to hold a space in the class. The tuition balance is due 30 days before the start of class. Take advantage of our Early-bird discount: Pay in full six weeks before the start of the class and receive $50 off the tuition. For more information on the requirements to become a TTouch Practitioner, please click on this link  https://ttouch.com/Our_Method_for/Dogs/Practitioners/Become_a_Practitioner/index.html in OR USA on 2020-10-19 thru 2020-10-23

Tellington TTouch® for Dogs and Companion Animals

This three-day workshop is for anyone interested in learning about TTouch for dogs, cats and other companion animals. It can also count towards the TTouch Practitioner Certification Program. Attendance at two three-day workshops can count together as the first of the six sessions required to become a Practitioner. Current TTouch Practitioners can also attend this workshop as a certification update. Cost: $400. A $300 deposit is due at the time of registration to hold a space in the class. The tuition balance is due 30 days before the start of class. Take advantage of our Early-bird discount: Pay in full six weeks before the start of the class and receive $25 off the tuition. For more information on the requirements to become a TTouch Practitioner, please click on the following link https://ttouch.com/Our_Method_for/Dogs/Practitioners/Become_a_Practitioner/index.html in CO USA on 2020-10-24 thru 2020-10-26

Tellington TTouch® for Dogs and Companion Animals

This six-day training is TTouch for dogs, cats and other companion animals. It is a session of the TTouch Practitioner Certification Program, but it can also be taken as a stand-alone class by anyone interested in learning about TTouch. If you are already enrolled in the certification program or choose to begin the program, this training counts as one of the six sessions required to become a Practitioner. Current TTouch Practitioners can also attend three days of this training as a certification update. Cost: For people who are attending their first training there is a one-time introductory price of $750. For people attending their second through sixth trainings, the price for each session is $900. A $300 deposit is due at the time of registration to hold a space in the class. The tuition balance is due 30 days before the start of class. Take advantage of our Early-bird discount: Pay in full six weeks before the start of the class and receive $50 off the tuition. For more information on the requirements to become a TTouch Practitioner, please click on the following link https://ttouch.com/Our_Method_for/Dogs/Practitioners/Become_a_Practitioner/index.html in CO USA on 2020-10-24 thru 2020-10-29