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Frequently Asked Questions
We are always happy to personally answer any questions that do not appear below.

Too often people make this choice by going to a pet shop, breeder or shelter, and “falling in love” without enough investigation of the animal’s history and temperament. Prior research is important too.

While each individual is unique, there are genetic traits associated with the various breeds that will influence the temperament and behavioral tendencies of the animal. Have an idea of which breeds might best fit your situation and household, even if you aren’t necessarily going to bring home a purebred. If you do want a purebred, be aware of physical and temperament problems associated with a particular lineage. Common sense is useful too.

A big active dog isn’t the best choice for an apartment dweller, and a person who works away from home might consider adopting a pair of cats rather than just one. Katherine is available to help you select a pet that’s right for you and your situation.

Katherine Andrews
Katherine Andrews Animal Behaviorist
Animal Psychology Center in Philip, South Dakota, is a pet psychology center owned by animal behaviorist and trainer, Katherine Andrews. Services and training are available in Rapid City, SD, and many desperate owners have traveled in from other states for her specialized expertise.

My passion is to train and rehabilitate dogs with behavioral issues. Some even call me a "dog whisperer" thanks to my ability to work through particularly tough behavior problems and help with aggressive dogs, even when other trainers have failed and owners have nearly given up.

Through my early love for animals, I developed it into a lifetime career and commitment. Backed with 20 years of animal training experience, I take pride in making life better for people and pets through my animal psychology services.


- Certified Trainer, American Kennel Club, Canine Good Citizen Pet Partners
- Head Trainer for Lane Logan Memorial Foundation
- Instructor at Community Education of the Black Hills
- Better Business Bureau Rating A+
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Katherine Andrews