Private In-home Lessons for General Manners and Canine Good Citizenship Award 

Offering Private lessons in Conformation Handling, .

Shaggeypaws Dog Behavior Consulting and Training Richmond, Virginia

Strictly Adhering to the Least Invasive, Minimally Aversive Doctrine and Code of Ethics

​Litter temperament testings for breeders including PAWS working dog test

Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, IAABC

 Professional Member Pet Professional Guild

Southern Regional Director, Old English Sheepdog Club of America

Referral Behavior Consultant New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue

AKC Canine Good Citizenship Evaluator

Offering Private In-Home Behavior Assessments for:

Aggression, Anxiety, Dog on Dog Reactivity, Fear, Phobias and Separation Issues




Katherine Smith, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant 

Certified Member IAABC, Member Professional Pet Guild, AKC Canine Good Citizenship Evaluator

Katherine Smith has been working professionally with dogs for over 20 years.  Her main objective is to keep dogs in their "furever" homes by teaching people how dogs learn and how to teach them using POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT training methods and  promoting understanding of canine behavior through biology and ethology perspectives and Relationship Building.  Katherine occasionally breeds, and competes in Conformation, Rally Obedience, and Agility and especially enjoys Therapy Dog work with her Old English Sheepdogs. 


         Katherine Smith

​      Richmond, Virginia

         (804) 539-3650

​       Committed to Positive          Teaching and Handling

 For All Dogs

Positive Dog Training 

Temperament Testing available both PRIOR to and AFTER adoption or sale of puppies, adolescent and adult dogs.