Kat Martin Ray, CPDT-KA, BA - Psych (hons) - The first and most important thing you should know about Kat is that she loves dogs! This love of dogs naturally led to her career working with them. Kat has been training dogs for over 17 years. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and has a degree in psychology with a focus on behavior modification and animal learning. She also completed an internship in canine behavior and training. Kat has over 800 hours of education in animal behavior and she continually strives to increase her knowledge through workshops, seminars, and professional continuing education programs. She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a professional member of the Pet Professional Guild, a Doggone Safe member, and an AKC certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
Kat specializes in helping clients who have dogs with behavioral issues of all kinds – especially aggression, (over)reactivity, and anxiety. Dogs and Kat is the only training facility in Nashville offering group classes for (over)reactive/excitable dogs. Kat uses only force free, dog friendly methods to help dogs and their people work together to help improve and change their dogs' behavior – and lives – for the better.