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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

She is Learning!

“I have been working very hard with Izzy, AND she is LEARNING. I absolutely love what you are doing with us. You are absolutely fantastic!” Read More

Honestly Changed my Dog

“The training and tips you gave me honestly changed my dog and the relationship we have. Lukas is nearing his second birthday, and he is a completely different dog than the one I bought a year ago, and it is all thanks to you.” Read More

A Phenomenal Job

“I just had to share how impressed everyone is with Shoney. I know I worked with her, but it was you and your skills that made this trip and staying here with Shoney far more wonderful.” Read More

A Completely Different Dog!

“Everyone that meets her absolutely adores her. She is very well behaved and obedient. She’s a completely different dog compared to how she was when we adopted her in December.” Read More

Patient, Helpful & Encouraging

“Johanna is great! She is patient, helpful encouraging and so much fun to work with. After a couple of lessons we moved beyond where I imagined we could get in the entire 6 week course. I would recommend talking with her if you need some help training your dog.” Read More

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