Liz Geisen KPA-CTP

Lead Behavioral Trainer and Educator

Liz is currently at Purdue U for her RVT with the goal of becoming a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Behavior. In 2007 she began as a certified veterinary assistant, and has since become a:

  • Certified KPA-CTP (Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner)
  • Fear Free Certified Professional (Dr Marty Becker's program)
  • Certified Low Stress Handler (Dr Sophia Yin)
  • Doggone Safe "Be a Tree" Presenter (Family Paws Parent Educator)
  • Certified Puppy Start Right Trainer (Karen Pryor Academy)
  • Lead Behavioral Trainer and Educator (A Sound Beginning Program)
  • On staff with Chicagoland Veterinary Behavior Consultants (Dr John Ciribassi)
  • On staff with New Horizons Veterinary Behavior Solutions (Dr Fiia Jokela)

She has many years of experience working with dogs and cats both in shelters and vet clinics, as well as teaching seminars and workshops in low stress handling and animal behavior.  

Her work with us in the Sound Beginning Program, teaching other professionals, as well as one-on-one with new pet parents, has made her a positive and valuable part of our organization.

Friendly Support

We're here to help. Our experienced trainers guide you through every step of the process as you learn how to build a lifetime relationship with your dog based on trust and understanding. 

Quick Start Package

Would you like to know more about your dog? Would you like to prevent mistakes and create a positive training plan without being overwhelmed? Check out our Intro to Training package.

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In-Home Training

For those who prefer personalized training in the comfort of your home, we offer several options with one of our experienced behavioral trainers using only humane, science-based methods.

Modular Classes

Our classes are modular so that you can choose a location (throughout Chicagoloand) and time that best suits your schedule each week. View our calendar for upcoming sessions.