Kevin and Kelly own and operate All Dogs Go To Kevin. They both found their way to professional dog training when working with their own dogs on reactivity, which left them with an insatiable desire to help other dogs and their people on the same path. Kevin earned his CPDT-KA in 2012 and opened ADGTK that same year. He currently continues his professional development by attending the world-renowned Academy for Dog Trainers, an institution widely regarded as the “Harvard for Dog Trainers.”
Kelly received her CTC from The Academy in 2013, and began working as the Behavior and Training Manager at the Louisiana SPCA that same year. She currently coaches and mentors students and works on several other projects at The Academy, in addition to her work at ADGTK.
Kevin and Kelly share their home with their son Dexter and two dogs: V and Rosa.
The ADGTK Way
The ADGTK way is the way of the dog. It’s training that’s in tune with the way a dog learns and at their pace. We structure our training thoroughly. We break everything down, step-by-step, to break through the human-dog communication barrier. Your dog becomes super clear about the behavior that is expected and knows it will be the most rewarding. It’s the smart route to a sociable, well-mannered dog that is a pleasure for anyone to be around.
We don’t work on trial and error. Our methods are drawn from a rigorous study of dog behavior. We know how to motivate, reinforce and reward so there’s no need for harshness or dominance and you get results.
It’s important to us, too, to share the ‘why’ of our training approach as well as the ‘how’ so that you can have confidence we’re doing the best for you and your dog for the long term. After every ADGTK program, you’ll have a foundation of great skills yourself that you can apply to all the different situations, environments and adventures you’ll encounter in your lives together.
The ADGTK Way can:
Fast track basic obedience and manners with fun group classes or intensive day training
Give puppies the right start for a confident life
Build great social skills out and about in the world so your dog is welcome wherever you go
Tackle behavior problems such as lunging and barking at other dogs on leash or at gates and fences, jumping up at guests, over exuberance with other dogs on walks, leash pulling, food or object guarding
Our methods are:
Designed around the way dogs learn for efficient training
Smart, structured plans to take away the frustration of stalled progress
Positive, rewarding methods to motivate and make training fun for you and your dog