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Behavioral Issues & Training
Katherine will help you establish yourself as “pack leader” to improve your pet’s behavior.

Animal Psychology Center in Rapid City and Philip, South Dakota, provides animal behavioral services. When it comes to behavioral issues of dogs, I train, rehabilitate, and address them. My home base (where the Animal Psychology Center is located) is in Philip (about 75 minutes east of Rapid City). I come to Rapid City often to work with clients and their pets. I make house calls (much like Ceasar Milar on the Nat GEO channel) and teach both individual and group classes.

Katherine has practiced natural “Dog Pack” behavior techniques for years, well before they became popularized by celebrity trainers like Cesar Millan or Tamar Geller. She is overjoyed to see these humane and effective techniques moving into mainstream pet training practices. So what is “dog pack” training? Simply put, it’s about the dog’s natural desire to subordinate to the pack leader. Your dog’s pack is your family and if YOU have established yourself as the ‘alpha’ of that pack, then things are probably going pretty well. If not, then the dog will challenge your authority, treat you like an equal or, worse yet, consider himself to be the pack member in charge of things. Understanding how your dog views his role in your family pack, and how to establish yourself as the undisputed pack leader, will result in a happier, more secure, and better behaved dog.

• Chewing
• Barking
• Destructive and Aggressive Behavior
• Separation Anxiety
• Marking or Urination
• Food Aggression
• Withdrawal
• Obedience Training
• Problems between Family Pets

• Anxiety or Fear
• Marking or Urination
• Biting or Aggression
• Problems between Family Pets

Puppy TrainingIt is important to train and socialize your puppy the moment your puppy comes into the house. I work with clients to establish rules and boundaries, discourage playful biting, housebreaking, and beginning obedience. We create a schedule for age appropriate training and social skills.

Puppy training will make sure dogs have a healthy and working relationship with other pets, children, and new babies.

Give your puppy a solid foundation of basic behaviors. Your personal sessions will include:

  • Basic Social Skills with People and Other Dogs
  • Boundaries and Manners
  • Corrections for Unwanted Behaviors (biting, jumping up, etc.)
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Any other "Puppy" issues you may Need Help with!

Beginner Training (for puppies 3-5 months old)

We will go over and review all the above puppy training, plus:

  • Advanced Leash Walking
  • Leave It & Drop It; Wait
  • Meeting a Friendly Stranger
  • House Manners; How to Welcome a Guest in Your Home
  • Distractions
  • Any Other "Issues" You May Want to Address

Individual sessions are $250.00 with a follow-up session in three to four weeks.

Contact Katherine Andrews at (605) 390-7295 -
Due to COVID-19, all of our pet evaluations occur at our Center in Philip, SD. We request that your pet and all household members attend the evaluation session to help us make a proper diagnosis of the issues so we can work on our treatment / training plan. During this time, home visits are extremely limited, but if you believe that an in-home evaluation is necessary for your circumstances, please contact Katherine to discuss your unique needs, and she may do in-home visits on a case by case basis.
Prices range between $650 and $950, and are adjustable to how many dogs and people in the household as well as the amount of work that needs to be done.

This package involves an evaluation of the dog having issues, a diagnosis, a working treatment plan and several other visits.

Our goal here is to have a dog that can be trusted in any social situation. Basic and advanced obedience is also taught in this package.

Katherine has a limited amount of boarding in Philip for established clients. She also provides grooming services in Philip.

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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