Positive, stress-free training means no e-collars. Welcome to a truly positive training experience for dogs. And dog owners. Our mission is to train your dog in a loving, accepting way—everything from the most basic obedience steps to intensive therapy/service training.
Dogs learn by association. So creating the right associations are important if you want an obedient dog. As certified instructors, we use positive reinforcement and redirection techniques to teach basic commands, such as waiting at the door and loose-leash walking. It’s the same idea with behavioral training. Using the same techniques, we work
on issues your dog is struggling with, such as aggression, coming when called, jumping, chewing, biting, running off, barking, and going potty.
It’s amazing how a good therapy or service dog can change the quality of a person’s life. A therapy dog will provide great comfort and therapeutic support for people in general hospitals, children’s hospitals and the elderly.
Service dogs perform tasks that a person can’t perform because of a disability. A disability may include blindness, PTSD, autism, or anxiety, among other inflictions.
We have years of experience in training therapy and service dogs. Each service dog program is tailored to the needs of what tasks the service dog will be required to do.
Board and Train
If you’d rather leave the training to us, no problem! Use our board and train
facilities, where we keep and train your pet for you. Choose from beginning obedience to intensive behavior modification and everything in between. It’s up to you.
As the mother of a beautiful daughter with a developmental disability, I feel a rare connection with both service and therapy dogs. It’s what gives me the passion for what I do. I have more than five years of experience training service/therapy dogs. And more than seven years of obedience training, in both private and group settings. I have trained trainers and pet owners who want to train their dogs.
I am a certified CGC (Canine Good Citizen) evaluator for the American Kennel Club. This includes STAR Puppy, Community Canine and Urban Canine Good Citizen recognitions.
A Passion for Training
I admit it. I have a soft spot for rescued dogs and their owners. But what I really love is seeing the transformation of ALL dogs with their owners. I love seeing the smiles on the faces of the owners as they watch their dogs progress through the training. I love hearing the stories from the owners who are no longer scared to take their dogs on walks, or to be around other dogs or people. It’s those moments that keep me doing what I love to do.
I gave Life is Pawsible one star but I wish I could’ve given zero. I went to drop off my puppy to board and train her and the living situation for all of the animals there was in humane. It was a small home that was filthy and had crates crammed and stacked on top of each other packed full of dogs. We payed Kim the owner our deposit of $750 2 weeks prior to our dogs training start date and agreed to pay the remainder when she had completed training. As we dropped our dog off and had seen the environment we decided very quickly we did not want to put our dog or anyone else’s dog In that situation. We requested our deposit back because we immediately took our dog and she had performed no training or boarding services for us. She then replied saying our deposit was non refundable. We immediately checked all of our text messages and every business platform she has and there are no mentions of the deposit being non refundable. I would NOT recommend life is pawsible to anyone. That inhumane environment is not okay for anyone’s pet. More...
Kim is a knowledgable trainer, but she lacks organization and communication skills. We had 5 sessions with her and she was late for 4 of the 5 sessions.
She called at the last minute and said that she would be another 30 minutes, hour, multiple hours. She cancelled sessions on me several times, all of them last minute. She needed more workers and had too big of a workload for herself, but still, that is a lack of organizational skills that heavily affects her clients.
I was understanding of the circumstances, but it resulted in inconsistent training for my dog and I took measures into my own hands. I decided to discontinue sessions with her and I had paid for 7 sessions. I sent her messages FIVE different times about being refunded over the span of three months and I still have not been refunded. I don't expect to be. GOODBYE $140.
Kim claims to have truly positive training. This is the farthest statment from the truth. I do feel that her training can be affective, especially with aggressive dogs, but she has a very forceful approach. She doesn't use e collars or prong collars, to each their own, but she uses gentle leaders. There's nothing gentle about the way she uses them. She put it on my four month old puppy and forced him to heel. She'll tug on it and she even pulled my dog up and escalator with it. Pulling on a gentle leader especially with force can cause permanent damage to the dog. The gentle leader is designed so that any small movement can be felt by the dog and can be a great communication source. Likewise, e collars and prong collars when used appropriately can be an amazing communication between handler and dog.
I would first get a dog used to the gentle leader/desensitize them to it with treats, getting them used to wearing it, then walking with it, and NEVER forcefully pull on it.
Needless to say, she is a very forceful trainer. She is good with dogs, but I wouldn't go to her unless you have an aggressive dog that's on the verge of being put down. She will knock your dog out of it for sure, but even then, beware that the scheduling may be inconsistent. More...
When we first got our puppy, I was pretty sure we had made a mistake because I could not see how we were ever going to make her easy to live with. Honestly, I wasn't sure it was even really possible for an average person with average amounts of time to train a dog well. Kim made it seem practical and doable, and I appreciated her coming to our house with all of our craziness to see what kind of environment our puppy lives in. After 9 weeks, Nellie is well on her way to being a perfect family pet. Kim has given me the confidence to handle my dog in lots of different situations, and I know if there's a behavior that I can't figure out, I can text her for help. More...
Amy Jenks Helm
I love the tools that Kim teaches my family about how to help our puppy learn new/better behaviors. She also gives us "homework" to do to keep us on track in between sessions. She demonstrates how to teach our puppy something and also texts me notes on what she taught us. She's great! More...
Amber J. Clarke
We met at the far2kay event sponsored by Z104. I'm confident that Kim could train even MY difficult rescue pup!
Kim is amazing! She got my pup not only obeying but understanding me.
Cassi Nova Beggs
Kim is an absolutely amazing dog trainer! She has helped my home become more happy and life is easier. Sabbath thanks you!
Seriously, fantastic. Kim is so good at what she does!
Kim is amazing. She has helped train my 3 dogs to be better dogs. And me to be a better owner.
Kim is the best dog trainer ever!
She is indeed a dog whisperer and has all types of dog training skills!
Kim is amazing! She works one on one, and in groups. Once our pup masters basic training, we will be working on training him as a service dog.
Mathew Lee Bitner
My wife and I were looking for very specific training after we'd completed puppy and intermediate classes from PetSmart. We used the app Thumbtack, to find a dog trainer and Kim was the most reviewed and highest rated trainer we found. She has been exceptional with our big puppy. Her facilities are great and her training has helped my wife and I become better puppy parents. � More...
Tiffany Gillespie Cruz
Best trainer ever and the love she shows to your little fury family members.
Kim is the BEST. No one better. Her true love of dogs is what makes her the best. She is great with all dogs and all temperaments. I joined her class so Pumpkin could just get a refresher and be a little bit more disciplined. We eventually joined her group of Therapy dogs. I cannot be happier. Pumpkin enjoys the socialization. Great experience. Kim can handle any issue you throw at her. More...
Brette Stringham Goddard
We feel so lucky to have found Kim! Being first time dog owners we were overwhelmed with all of the new responsibilities that came our way.
We were way in over our heads with trying to train our new addition! That’s when we found Kim! Kim is a phenomenal trainer! She devotes her time and energy to each dog and helps them through their particular problem areas. Kim is easy to get a hold of when needed and is always prompt and timely when we have our private lessons scheduled! She goes out of her way to pick up, deliver or order anything we may need when it comes to our dog! Not only is Kim one of the most talented trainers she is one of the most KIND, LOYAL, HONEST and LOVING person I have ever met! She is always going above and beyond for others and she has never asked for anything in return but to see the smile on others faces when they are able to communicate with their pet!....thanks to Kim I am now a PROUD dog owner(never in a million years would I ever have thought I’d say that)!
Thank you for teaching Stewie and for showing us the techniques we need in order to sustain a lasting, respectable relationship with our dog!!! We feel SO lucky to have found the BEST DOG TRAINER IN THE STATE OF UTAH!!! More...
We took two of our rescue dogs to Kim when we first got them, because the Momma was a bit protective of her pup, who we also adopted! We named them Lily and Cash! Lily was VERY high strung and active, but we were determined to help her! She was only a year old, and was a stray! Kim was amazing with Lily! She showed us how to take charge and show Lily who's the boss with love, not fear! Lily didn't like anyone but us, and she fell in love with Kim! We had our dogs with Kim for about 10 weeks! It was the best decision we ever made! They learned potty training, walking on a leash, no barking at other dogs, come when called, etc! But most of all, Lily learned trust in another human being, which was HUGE!! Thanks Kim!! More...
I have worked with a wide variety of animals my entire life from dogs to horses, but when my heeler started showing some fear aggression to my boyfriend's puppy, I became really frustrated. Kim was able to come and do several private sessions with my girl and the puppy and I was also able to take my girl to group classes. I've seen a lot of improvement, the biggest being that my heeler and the puppy get along great now. I've witnessed many times what would seem like the impossible become possible in her classes and it's all centered around positivity. We haven't been to class in a while due to me changing jobs and starting school, but once I free up my schedule a bit more, I'm definitely taking my girl back. More...
Kim trained 2 of my dogs. She did such a great job. One a puppy and the other a little over a year old. She was very patient and gave us the tools and the guidelines we needed to follow to make sure each dog was successful. She went over and beyond for our pups and we couldn't be happier. I highly recommend Kim to train or board your dogs. She is a very kind person and always willing to help you. More...
Works great with aggressive dogs! Has private and group classes available. And she will even come to your house.
Kim has been working with our 3 yr old rottie, Koda, teaching him to be a service dog for my husband. It has been a great experience. Koda loves when she comes over.
Kim is training Zero for Malaki to be his service dog. She is awesome and Zero has been responding very well to the training.
Maren McCauley Beus
Kim has helped us with everything from puppy 101 training to helping rehab an adopted older dog with aggression. We’ve boarded with her, we text her, and we send everyone we know to her (they’ve all loved her, too! ). Our dogs respond to her like no one else. An expert and a lovely lady!! More...
Kim turned my mean dog to a very nice and calm dog. She is amazing!
Shelly Baker Cloud
Best Trainer!! Loves your fur family as much as you do. Kim really cares.
Kim and her organization are awesome and have helped us drastically with her knowledge and skill set in helping us with our two hellions. Kim also spends a lot of her time helping people in need of therapy dogs to get the dog and help they need for them. Kim has such a big heart for helping other as well as dogs that are in need too. I highly recommend Kim. More...
Kim and her crew are amazing with the dogs and have started training my son’s service dog. She’s only a few months old and is already so well behaved and learning so quickly! Thanks for all your hard work! ❤️ More...