Teaching Dogs, Training People!

Catherine Votkins

Catherine Votkins

When you bring a dog into your life, you need to be equal parts parent, translator, and coach. I'll show you how to communicate with your dog — quickly, easily and effectively, without bullying, isolation or harsh corrections. 

If you live in my area, I am happy to coach you and your dog together. My goal is to help you and your dog feel confident, connected and smart!  At the end of each session, you'll have tailored instructions and on-the-spot video reminders to share with family and friends. 

I understand dogs; I can help you communicate with yours.  Together we'll teach your dog routines and words so you can direct him/her calmly.  The magic of my methods?  I'll teach you how to communicate with your dog, not just command him/him about in the hopes that he/she will obey you.




Lessons can be bought one-at-a-time, letting you invest in just what you need. Although lesson packages are discounted, you may learn enough in just a lesson or two!

Lesson Packages

My extended one-on-one lesson packages take you and your dog from beginner to expert in a series of fun and informative sessions that build on your growing knowledge. These discounted packages are tailored to you and your dog's specific needs during our initial 90-minute meeting and include texting support. 

 Lessons can be purchased one at a time for $275. or as a discounted 4 lesson package for $950.


“I cannot say enough positive things about Sarah Hodgson. She loves every animal – and their owners. She doesn’t “teach” or “preach”. She has fun with you and your dog and in the process both you and the dog learn the tools you need to live together, happily and stress free.”
— Sarah Wise Miller