Behavior is Communication

Guessing games are fun when they’re on purpose. But when your dog is trying to tell you something that you don’t understand, it’s frustrating – for both of you.

Since dogs can’t talk it out, they ACT it out.

When your dog feels uncomfortable, vulnerable and unheard … their behavior escalates from a whisper to a scream.

  • Your reactive dog completely loses it around other dogs or triggers
  • Your excitable dog pulls and barks when you try to go for a walk.
  • Your distracted dog won’t come if you don’t have a treat.
  • Your fearful dog panics, hides or barks and can’t be calmed.
  • Your aloof dog just doesn’t seem to want to bond with you.
Dogs and their moms

Imagine what it’ll be like when you and your dog can finally understand one another.

With the Dancing Hearts partnership lifestyle method, dogs and their human moms can feel calm, happy and enjoy their life together.

Hey Dog Mom

From the moment we bring our new dog home, we imagine walks in nature, fun social events, snuggling and laughing and sharing a happy life..

Then real life happens and we begin to struggle with our dog’s behavior. Cue stress, worry and overwhelm, right?

I want to set your mind at ease. As a passionate dog mom with 30+ years as a professional dog trainer and holistic behavior consultant, I’ve taught thousands of dog parents simple partnership lifestyle secrets…so they can feel calm, happy and have the freedom to do all they love together.

I can teach you too.

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Dogs and their moms

3 Simple Steps to A Happy Partnership lifestyle with your dog...

  • 1

    Build Your Foundation

    We start with simple communication and lifestyle skills that create trust and understanding between you & your dog.

  • 2

    Grow Your Relationship

    Having a loving, respectful relationship and an attentive, responsive dog is simple with the partnership roadmap.

  • 3

    Become Brilliant Partners

    A deep bond and heart connection result in having the freedom to enjoy the life of your dreams with your dog.

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Having an... Anxious, Hyper or Reactive dog is tough..

It’s not your fault, trust me. You’re not a bad dog mom.
And you’re not alone.
You just need the right tools and a simple, proven system…

  • No time consuming training sessions.
  • No hard to learn training methods.
  • No more trust leaks and damaged relationship with your dog.
Imagine what it’ll be like when you and your dog can finally understand one another.


Brilliant Partners are kind, loving, calm,
clear, confident, and cooperative … and
when WE learn how to be a Brilliant Partner,
our dogs do too.

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  • Partnership Starter Kit

    This Partnership Starter Kit will give you the first steps you need to navigate the transition from a transactional, training-based relationship to a partnership lifestyle built with love, trust and deep understanding between you and your dog…

    … and where you can start ‘living the good life’ you’ve always dreamed of!

    Get started today
  • Dancing Hearts Partnership Coach Certification Program

    I’ll give you all the tools you need for success in sharing the Dancing Hearts Partnership Method and become a certified Partnership Coach … whether you’re launching a new career, growing your existing dog training business, or adding partnership training to your holistic practice.

    “Modern dog owners are looking for more than training. They’re looking for a deeper connection, and a holistic lifestyle with their dogs. With certification, you’ll be able to serve.”

    Get Certified

The Results Kathy's students are getting

“It’s the best decision I’ve made in years!”

“Bela was not enjoying her walks and neither were we…I was so frustrated and sad. This partnership lifestyle is so much easier! It is the best decision I have made in years.”

Ulla K

Lisbon, Portugal

“Life is good!”

“My rescue dog Charlie was totally overwhelmed at everything in his new environment. I was exhausted, humiliated and frustrated. After BPA, I’m so happy and amazed at how wonderful life is with my dogs!”

Sue Mimm

Tyrol, Austria

“Our walk today was perfect!”

“There was a time when walks were difficult, unhappy and uncomfortable … but today, our walk was perfect. The partnership principles gave us the foundation we needed!”

Marianne M

Huntington, NY

“BPA has been such a great experience for all of us and I am forever grateful.”

“I thought: I’ve tried everything, training classes, behavior sessions, reactive dog classes, I have nothing to lose. 10 months later, we all enjoying our Brilliant Partners lifestyle and I’m so proud of my 3 fur kids!”

Bettina N

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

“Kicked out of obedience class … to brilliant partners!”

After being kicked out of obedience class, I found Kathy Kawalec. I love her approach of a loving partnership. Life since is a daily delight with my girl!”

Jane K

West Baldwin, Maine

“I am loving the intense learning in the Cert programme, the community of amazing women, and Kathy’s gentle and powerful wisdom and guidance. 

This is one of the best things I have ever done, in an already long life!”

Anya G

Serralongue, France

Blueprint Brilliant Partnership

FREE QUIZ + DOWNLOAD Discover Your Dog's Personality Type

Take the free quiz and download your pdf guidebook to discover your dog's personality type, and customize activities so that YOUR dog feels calm, happy and cooperative!