About Kathy

Meet your Partnership Mentor

Hi There. I’m Kathy.

I know what you want most is to share a happy life with your dog.

With more than 35 years of experience, I’ve taught thousands of dog parents simple partnership lifestyle secrets that change everything. If your dog is sensitive, anxious, hyper or reactive and you’re having trouble connecting and communicating, I can absolutely help. I love everything about my work, but I’m most excited about guiding dog moms with simple partnership tips to integrate into their everyday routines. I’d be honored to partner with you, too!

As a dog mom…

I understand how helpless you feel when you just can’t figure out what your dog needs and how to get them to calm down and listen, so that you can help them to feel better and behave better.

If your dog would just trust you, everything would be so much easier.

As a holistic dog behavior coach…

I believe you should have the tools you need to get your dog to be calm and love to listen, no matter the distractions … even if you’ve been trying for years with little or no lasting improvement.

But more importantly, I am going to show you how to get there with a lot more ease.

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

My holistic, heart-connected partnership lifestyle method has helped transform the lives of thousands of people and their dogs … AND I am so eager to share this with you!

The Results

Kathy's students are getting

“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

“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

“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

“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

Dancing Hearts ~ The Dream

Dancing Hearts was born from a dream I carried in my heart for a long time. As far back as I can remember, I loved animals and nature and people. Most especially dogs and horses!

I learned about how we are all connected in a magnificent web of life and how our hearts hold the secrets for happy living … and how the natural world and our animal companions help us to tap into those secrets.

I discovered my life mission!

At the core of everything that I share is a deep connection to the spirit of life. It’s a magical connection to nature, and to every living being on earth, and an awareness that we are all connected to one another.

That magic birthed the name of my dream: Dancing Hearts.

It’s a name that reflects happiness, hope, peace and a deep connection to our heart … and outwardly expressing that happiness…like in ‘dancing with joy’!

It’s the kind of happiness that fills your whole being and infects everyone around you … making them want to smile, laugh…and make their hearts dance!

That’s the kind of happiness that our dogs bring to our lives, isn’t it?

My Heart-Inspired principles that i live and work by:

Listen to the Podcast

Listen to the Podcast

Each week on the Enlightened By Dogs podcast, we take a deep dive into the human-dog connection and explore the strategies that create a brilliant partnership with our dogs. These episodes will change your life if you let them.