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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

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

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

A Better Dog

“Thank you Johanna for your expertise. You made Rudy a better dog and our life with him so much easier. I promise to continue to work with him so he can become the best he can be. We will keep in touch.” 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

Much Happier, Obedient Boy

“I can honestly say each issue was addressed and totally cleared up! He has learned manners and is a much happier, obedient boy. I learned so much myself and feel much more confident handling him!” Read More