Kimm Hunt started studying and working in animal behavior in 1989. Her mission and passion is to use her knowledge and skills to help frustrated owners teach their pets how to be well-mannered family members.
Kimm approaches training from an animal welfare perspective. Most owners who give up their pets feel overwhelmed and confused by their problem behaviors. The number one cause of homelessness and death in healthy adult dogs is ineffective training.
Kimm uses evidence-based best practices that focus on teaching animals what they SHOULD do, replacing problem behaviors with good ones. Desirable behaviors are shaped and maintained using rewards that the individual animal works enthusiastically to obtain. Reward-based training enhances the human-animal bond and owner satisfaction with their animal.
Kimm is a Certified Professional Animal Trainer through the International Animal Trainer’s Certification Board. She has a B.S. in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois and studied Public Services Management at DePaul University.
A transplant from Chicagoland, she lives in Alpharetta in 2006 with her husband, two teen daughters, two dogs, and a Cornish Rex.