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Cathy is a professional elementary teacher with a Masters Degree in Education.  She taught in Kelowna, BC for 17 years, as well as, owned and operated Keep Your Dog Safe, as a Dogsafe Canine First Aid Authorized Instructor. 


After relocating to Ontario in the summer of 2018 to be closer to family, cathy decided to focus on canine care and safety. With her experience as an educator, and as a canine first aid instructor, SafeK9 was started on January 31, 2019, in Victoria Harbour, ON. 

"My dog is my baby, my girl, my world. So I am SUPER particular in who I have mind her when I cannot be there. Cathy takes every worry and concern away immediately. She is kind, patient and has an incredible knowledge of dog behavior and safety. She instantly makes you feel at ease. She loves my Frazey like she is her own and that kind of care you cannot just get anywhere. Frazey loves her time with Cathy, Silas and Midge. I have an immense amount of gratitude to Cathy for her amazing service."

Laurie Paxton

"I attended Cathy’s SafeK9 Bite Prevention workshop in 2017.  As an adult, and lifetime dog owner, I was surprised to find out how much I didn’t know about dogs!  The workshop kept the children engaged and interested, with fun interactive activities, making the learning fun and informative at the same time!  It was a great workshop.  Cathy is very knowledgeable when it comes to keeping our canine friends safe! "

Kaylin Smith

Behaviour Support Worker

Dog Training Services