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Mistie Badders


Behavior Specialist

Animal Behavioral College Mentor

"I have always had a love for animals, especially for dogs. There is something that draws me towards them, and in turn dogs are drawn to me. 

My first experience with training was when I was in elementary school. There was a neighbor that enjoyed competing in agility with her dogs; I would enjoy watching her train in her backyard on her equipment. So much that when we got home from school, my sister and I would sneak over to attempt to teach our dogs as well. Somehow, she found out and caught us off guard one day. She asked us if she could teach us how to properly use equipment and train our dogs - thus starting my love for training dogs.

I have been a Certified Dog Trainer for 13 years, specializing in Reactive & Aggressive Dogs. I have trained and rehabilitated thousands of dogs; working with hundreds of well known breeds & even rare breeds. 

My training style is Positive Reinforcement. I use treats heavily at first with the goal of no treats for expected behaviors. My goal is for your dog to WANT to listen to me because it is fun and rewarding. Training is play & play is training. I am very in tune with your dog & their energy I will never push them past their threshold to ensure that every training experience is a positive one for everyone involved.

I am a Certified Evaluator & Trainer for the American Kennel Club.


Affiliated with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.


Mentor for students that are studying to be trainers through Animal Behavioral College. 


Kayla Smith

Training Specialist

Kayla started working with animals in high school through volunteer work and working as a kennel aide with her local shelters. Her life has always been filled with animals from horses and alpacas to dogs and rats. She knew her life would revolve around animals.

She started training ranch stock dogs as a young adult and realized that training dogs would be a talent, she was passionate about. 

After being a veterinary technician for 5 years, she began to notice that not only did dogs need help, but so did the people. Recognizing that client education is of upmost importance for our pet's overall wellbeing and happiness. 

Kayla grew up with dogs from a young age, and has always been captivated by them, from how they communicate with each other to how they manage to successfully live in the human world they find themselves in. 

Her techniques are unique and flexible as no dogs are alike; focusing on being able to effectively communicate with your dog to achieve your desired goals.


Tailored Canine is dedicated to the growth between human and dog - growing as a team. Tailored Canine is a positive reinforcement - force free organization. We offer private lessons, group classes, zoom lessons & call-text support.


I believe in the human-animal bond and that every dog has a purpose. I love to work with people and dogs of all ages, but especially those who have dogs that struggle to live in a human world. I will create an unshakable team & bond between human and dog through fun & effective training that is force free.


Become a leading trainer for positive reinforcement with state of the art facilities & services. 

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