Katelyn Underhill - Owner/Head Dog Trainer

Katelyn Underhill - Owner/Head Dog Trainer

  Growing up I was a huge animal lover. As soon as I could walk I was riding horses and until the age of 10 I began working with dogs and horses. Any chance I got to pet an animal or just have any type of interaction with an animal, both big or small, I took it. I’ve been an avid horse and dog lover my whole life. I enjoyed training and working with all of my family's and friends' dogs from teaching them how to shake to walking on a leash. I developed a wonderful passion for saving animals lives and training dogs. I realized in 2014 when my husband and I rescued our dog, Ruger, that I wanted to turn my passion into a career. He didn’t have any obedience, manners or balance in his life. His controlling and unstable state of mind lead me to seek further help. We received some training from a local trainer and fell in love with the career path. From then on we began our journey to train dogs. Ruger changed my life the way I feel I changed his. What I thought was a dog who was just happy to have a loving and caring home, was actually a dog who was very unstable because he had no control and balance in his life. He helped me learn, not only about him, but also myself and my potential. After seeing the results of an unbalanced and mentally unstable dog transforming into a  more balanced and obedient dog, it made me want to help those that were struggling also. I began working with a local rescue group and trained family and friends' dogs to build, not only hands on experience, but knowledge as well. I believe communication and having a strong bond with your dog is very important. Building a relationship is one of the most important things you can do with your dog. Without that relationship, you'll always be stuck and never really be able to move forward. Not only building that relationship with your dog, but understanding the dog on a more mental basis and realizing what your dog truly needs as a dog and not what, we, as humans think a dog may need or want. With my dogs, every day is a training opportunity, we do real world training. Ruger is currently my service dog and as a service dog so many different scenarios are thrown in our path. We utilize all of the opportunities thrown our way and use them for training. Having an obedient and balanced dog isn't something that happens overnight. Having a great and well trained dog is something you build upon. Here, at Apex Dog Training, we give you the tools and show you how to properly give your dog what they truly need. We also show you how to communicate with your dog(s) so that you can achieve a proper relationship as a dog and owner. We give you the foundation to build on and give you the do's and don’ts to follow so that you too can have that great bond. Be sure to check out our website and get familiar with the tools we use and the services we offer. If you have any questions be sure to contact us! We look forward to working with you!