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I’m Johanna Kratt. I’ve been training dogs professionally for close to 30 years. In addition to training clients privately, I was leading group obedience classes for the cities of Monterey, Salinas, and Watsonville, California.

During the years from 1991 to 2002 I was the manager and canine trainer of a large kennel and Wild Animal training compound in California which supplied and trained animals for movies and television.

I have titled dogs in AKC obedience, agility, and IPO. For those who don’t know, IPO (formally Schutzhund) is a German sport consisting of Tracking, Obedience, and Protection (much like police dog training). These dogs must qualify in all three phases during the same trial to earn their titles. I began my IPO career studying under Willi Ortner, America’s first Schutzhund trial performance judge and one time captain of our USA team in world competition.

I hold a Masters Degree, Boise State University, BS State University of New York, Graduate of “The Principles of Dog Training” from the prestigious Michael Ellis School For Professional Dog Trainers, long time Member of the United Schutzhund Clubs of America, Member of local Schutzhund club, OG Idaho, and active participant in AKC Agility and IPO.

What Jo's Clients Are Saying

Extremely Knowledgeable & Experienced

“With Johanna’s help and expertise, she completely changed our dog! Johanna is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. It’s clear from how she approaches training that she truly cares about the long-term well-being of the dogs.” Read More

So Positive & Encouraging

“We are so thankful for Johanna and just can’t recommend her highly enough! She is a joy to work with. Her love for the dogs is so evident, as is her passion for giving dogs and their owners the tools they need to thrive.” Read More

Truly a Pleasure

“Hello Johanna, It was truly a pleasure working with you. Thank you for your time and patience!” Read More

Life Changing is Not an Exaggeration

“Johanna’s extensive knowledge and experience was exactly what I needed. She provided me with breed specific training tailored to my dog. Life changing is not an exaggeration of the progress we’ve made in 6 short weeks.” Read More

Dogs are Beyond Delightful

“I don’t need anything just thinking about you lately and wanted to say hi! The dogs are beyond delightful and do so well off leash! Thank you for giving me wonderful pets!” Read More