About the trainer
Kasey Joy has been raising and training Service Dogs since 2006, and in that time raised a total of 8 service dogs, start to finish. In 2015, she graduated with her Service Dog Training Certification from Bergin University of Canine Studies. In 2016, she earned her CPDT-KA through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She worked as Manager/Trainer at a board-and-train facility in Marin County before moving to Ventura in order to start her own business and bring a much needed service to the area.
Kasey uses modern, humane dog training methods based in established behavioral sciences. The similarities between dogs and humans are closer than many old-styled training methods may suggest, and by approaching a relationship through empathy, understanding and patience we are able to foster confidence, willingness and a stronger bond than ever before. Kasey encourages her clients to set goals higher than they might think necessary, as training extracurricular activities is one of the best ways you can give your dog a fulfilling and joyful life, all while spending quality time with your best friend.
Kasey's true passion lies in fostering beautiful relationships between a skilled dog and a disabled partner. Dogs have always been bred to work in cooperation with their people, and most are happiest when they have daily tasks and work that brings them side by side with their best friends. Service dogs were first introduced in 1975 by Dr. Bonita Bergin, who then went on to found the school Kasey graduated from, Bergin University of Canine Studies. BUCS focuses on creating skilled and knowledgeable trainers to sustain and elevate the good reputation of Service Dogs. While attending Bergin, Kasey learned training theory and techniques for all types of service dog tasks and skills, and has since successfully trained 6 fully trained service dogs.
The methods involved in this training will give you a deeper understanding of your dog and will absolutely result in a stronger bond between human and canine partners. Whether your goals are to simply teach your pet dog good manners or to self-train a service dog to mitigate a disability, Kasey will have a plan for you.