Kate Godfrey, ABCDT, owner of Comprehensive Canine Training, LLC, is an honors graduate of the Dog Obedience Instructor Program of Animal Behavior College. She did an extensive training externship with mentor trainer Stacy Strickland of Jacksonville Pawsitive Training, Inc. Kate is also an alumnus of the University of North Florida, with bachelor's degrees in English and Philosophy. She is a proud member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Pet Professional Guild, and is a Fear Free Certified Professional.
Kate has always had a love for animals and a fondness for dogs. During college, she began pet sitting and dog walking for family and friends. This quickly blossomed into a business. As time went on, training became more important to Kate and she realized that there was indeed a need for it. Through experience and education, Kate learned firsthand that force, fear, and pain are not necessary for training and can actually be counterproductive with various unintended consequences. How you train your dog is a personal decision, but Kate offers the opportunity to train your dog with methods that do no harm.
There are various methods of dog training, but Kate is a major advocate for using science-backed, force-free methods. By teaching a dog what it is that you want it to do, you set the dog up to succeed. This type of training is not only fun and effective, it will help you enjoy life with your dog again!
Kate and Saxon as a demo team for a Jax Pawsitive Inc. group class.
Kate clicker training the “bob and weave” trick with Saxon.
Kate at home with her senior mixed-breed dog, Bea. RIP Bea. The sweetest, most well-behaved boy there ever was.