Meet the Trainer
Cati Foss -Owner, sports trainer, therapy dog trainer, public access trainer-
Cati is a balanced trainer with a heavy focus on non-verbal communication skills, impulse control and minor to moderate behavior modification (She can do primarily positive based if the dog and handler will benefit from it and it is not a safety risk.) She offers a variety of training including Basic Manners, Rally Obedience, Scent Discrimination, Tracking, Tricks, Therapy Dog, and Public Access training for Service Dog hopefuls. She has been training since 2013. She started in a petco (in Warrenton,) to receive her official certification. She discovered that although she really enjoyed her job, it just wasn’t as fulfilling as she would have hoped. In 2016, she was approached by the then owner of Arnicadia [Farms] Dog Training and offered the business. Cati has since expanded the company to offer things like sport training for a wide range of interests. She has a strong drive to help build a working bond between dogs and owners/handlers through fun and challenging activities, engaging the different types of potential within our companions, and building a valuable skill set for teams for the community as a whole. While she does use food in training, she also talks owners through how to fade the need for food as training progresses and focuses on how to build a relationship without the necessity for food on important behaviors.
She currently has 2 young children (Addison and Cadence) and 1 dog (Lyra) that occasionally help with training.