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Know Thy Dog’s mission is to help people and dogs live safely and graciously together. We take a modern holistic approach to dog training and behavior modification wherein we evaluate the dog, the owner and their lifestyle as equal parts in creating a training and or behavior modification plan.

We employ a positive balanced approach to training and offer a comprehensive toolbox to address your dog’s individual needs. Our training philosophy is based on theory and application; real life hands-on experience combined with scientific research. Our program puts a heavy emphasis on puppies as research has demonstrated that our puppy’s experience prior to 20 weeks old heavily determines their future relationship with the world.

Know Thy Dog is the only place in Gallatin Valley offering specialized Board and Train programs including off-leash training for puppies and adults. We are also one of the few places in the country to offer temperament-tested and started puppies for placement into approved homes through the Montana Puppy Academy training and socialization program.

Know Thy Dog offers a FREE 30 minute behavior consultation. We may be able to easily fix your problem in less than 30 minutes. Our evaluations also help you determine which program or class is appropriate for your dog and what hobbies your dog may enjoy such as agility or therapy work.

Private lessons in Bozeman, Livingston, Big Sky and surrounding Gallatin County. We welcome dogs into our board and train program from around the country.

We take a holistic approach to dog training and behavior wherein each dog is evaluated as an individual.
There is no ego or politics governing our methods, just a genuine desire to help every dog and owner who walks in this door.
Expect radical honesty, compassion and change.
- Kelly Engel, CPDT
Owner, Know Thy Dog