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.

Dog Mom

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.

  • 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.

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!

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“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

“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

“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

“It is the best decision”

“This way of living with our dogs is so much easier, and I love it so much that I signed up for being a Dancing Hearts Certified Partnership Coach. It is the best decision I have made for years!”

Ulla K

Lisbon, Portugal

“What do I say about a program that changed despair to joy?”

“My dream dog had become a nightmare, my life was in turmoil and my family was miserable. With our partnership foundation, life is liberating, joyful and totally works! Who knew?”

Dee W

Rolling Prairie, Indiana

“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

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:

  • Model compassion and respect for all living things.
  • Inspire a creative, abundant, holistic and heart-centered approach to life.
  • Nurture play, laughter, connection, peacefulness, balance.
  • Listen and speak from my heart.
  • Honor the sacred spirit in every living thing.
  • Share the love by sharing a portion of profits to causes that reflect the Dancing Hearts principles.
  • Infuse each day with gratitude.

Join us for the ONLY Holistic, positive, heart-connected partnership training and coaching program you’ll find anywhere!

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!”

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