Kim Downing

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Certified CPDT-KA Trainer

Kim DowningKim has spent a lifetime (literally!) with dogs. She grew up in a dog-showing family, which inspired a great love for every breed—especially German Shepherds. This interest led to hobby training and, eventually, professional training. She has owned Your Best Dog Training Services in Kansas since 2005, where she offers group classes and private instruction.

After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Journalism, this proud Jayhawk wrote the book on German Shepherds. Really… the book. In fact, Animal Planet Dogs 101: German Shepherd Dog was a finalist in 2011 for the Maxwell Medallion for Excellence from the Dog Writers Association of America.

Kim is a certified, CPDT-KA trainer, a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and a member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America. She is also an approved AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator and a former service dog trainer. She enjoys working with both dogs and their people, helping them develop positive, lasting relationships through training.