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Group Classes

Owner and dog learn basic to advanced skills and get Canine Good Citizen certified.

Group ClassThis is a workshop done on two Saturdays, two weeks apart. Participants are given homework to work on during the 2 weeks in between. A spring and fall class are offered in both Rapid City, SD and Pierre, SD. Times are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

I provide basic obedience, advanced obedience and social skill training to both the dogs and owners. Through teaching and various activities, the owner learns how the dog thinks, thereby greatly enhancing the communication and the relationship between the dog and owner. Each owner and their dog is evaluated and a working plan is designed for each individual team.

We also work on and address any problems you may be experiencing with your dog. Every owner works not just with their dog, but every dog in the class. The benefit of this is the is the dog’s social skills are enhanced and the owners become "mini-dog whisperers.” Every dog has something to teach you about your leadership skills.

This class is a lot of fun! The dogs provide an element of comedy since they are very good at “mirroring” us. The price for the class is $95 for 1 dog and 1 person.

Details of upcoming class schedules and registration will be posted to this website and/or Facebook whenever available. Follow us on our APC Facebook page!

Note: This class is required if your dog is in training for service or therapy work.

Having Fun at the Animal Psychology Center!

  • 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.


    - Head Trainer for Paws Humane Society in Pierre, SD
    - Head Trainer for Lane Logan Memorial Foundation
    - Better Business Bureau Rating A+

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We are Hiring!

Full time and Part time position. Work housing options.

Daily Duties:
  • Cleaning Kennels and Yards
  • Cleaning Center
  • Monitoring Dogs
  • Grooming
  • Walking Dogs

Opportunity to move up: Advance in Dog Training, put in hours while working to get certified. Dog Training will be considered after being on the job for awhile.

Location: Philip, SD

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