What Our Clients Are Saying
Kim at Chasing the Wild embodies cool, calm and collected when training both dogs and humans!! With the help of her pack, she’s helping build mine and my dog’s confidence by teaching me to interpret dog communication and body language and at the same time teaching my stubborn and nervous bully-girl that life can be fun and care-free. Kim’s skillset, knowledge and time are worth every penny to help me and my doggo be comfortable and confident in our relationship and the world!
Kim is absolutely amazing!! I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for dog training.
Kim is amazing! She truly understands how to train people so they speak their dog’s language and get fast sustainable results! She’s been helping me with my 9 month old puppy (pit/shepherd mix) who was all wiggles and no ‘off’ switch. The transformation is nothing short of incredible. If you want to see real progress to have a healthy, well balanced pup, Kim is your best resource! She is worth every penny.
Kim worked with our reactive boxer and I could not be more thankful that we found her. After working with Kim and participating in the hike and train program he is a better dog and we are better owners. Kim is worth every penny and you will not regret the new relationship you have with your dog. I learned so much and our dog is happier for it.
Kim is amazing. She helped us when we were really struggling with some major issues in our very active dog, Annie. She came to our rescue, quite frankly! Kim’s breadth of knowledge, calm presence, honest advice and loving care and guidance really transformed our relationship with Annie. We learned so much, and Annie responded so well to all of the careful training and work Kim did with her. We are still learning new lessons and growing, even after the major training period has passed. We never dreamed that we’d be able to take Annie on off-leash hikes when we first called Kim, but here we are doing just that- and it is MARVELOUS. Kim is superb, and what she offers is worth every penny. We really can’t recommend her highly enough!
Lindy has been a part of this program for a while and the changes we have seen in her are amazing. We couldn’t be happier with Kim and all the work she has done with Lindy and us. She is always available and so very clearly invested in every dog she works with. Lindy is now able to ride in the car and not panic. She is learning to be off leash and be trusted. She has made incredible progress decreasing her leash reactivity. She listens and is so much more attentive when given directives. It is so much fun to see grow and develop new skills. She has done so much work and has had a great time doing it.
I am so thankful that I found Kim/Chasing The Wild. My dog was a nightmare around new people and dogs. The Leashing The Wild Program has improved both her attitude and my ability to handle her.The mix of hands on training and the online classroom is so unique and helpful. We are both so much happier after finding Chasing The Wild.
Where to begin with Kim and Chasing the Wild… Let’s just say I’ve learned so much. Coco started becoming more reactive while on walks and anxious in public since she’s now a senior. I didn’t want to make excuses for myself or Coco, so I knew it was time to take action. Kim’s vast knowledge in training, behavior and energy has transformed us to be back on track and consistent with Coco. I learned the training never stops, and it’s so true. Now Coco is back to being more chill and definitely much more well behaved when we take her around. I’m so thankful I know her. What a gift she is to the Des Moines, IA area <3.
Kim does a great job even with super challenging dogs. She took my dog who was terrified of all strangers, including her, and has given him so much confidence. She exceeded my expectations when it came to the progress our dog made. He is more well mannered, calmer and better able to follow directions than before. Plus, you just can’t beat the convenience of her picking your dog up at your house, training him to your surroundings as well as training him in public. I would highly recommend the Master Class if you need to start from the basics. The Hike and Train is a wonderful addition to keep your dog socialized and continue with ongoing training. Our dog has been doing Hike and Train after finishing the Master Class and he appears to enjoy it every time. I appreciate her follow through and organization as well as the reports and great pics you get of your dog each time she has him.
I adopted a highly intelligent, high energy, bully breed mix I didn’t know how to handle. She was needy and reactive no matter what classes I took her to. I felt so overwhelmed, I came very close to taking her back to the shelter but I loved her so much, I couldn’t bring myself to do that. I felt like there had to be an answer somewhere so I asked my community Facebook page who they recommended. Kim’s name and Chasing the Wild came up repeatedly! I initially thought it was a stretch to think my dog would be transformed in 8 weeks of the masterclass program but with Kim’s support and tips, she was transformed in just a few days! We continue to build on that foundation. Our family has found some balance and I feel empowered. It’s WORTH the investment.
Kim is amazing. She is to the point and very clear on how best to help your pooch! She took our wild unmanageable dog and turned her into a family pet. In just a few weeks our family and friends have how happy she seems and calm she is! We were so close to re-homing her due to her behaviors and were concerned about safety in our home. With Kim we are all learning and growing can’t wait to see what the next few weeks can do!