Kim Mayes, owner and trainer at Rockin’ Dawgs, has been training in Brevard County, Florida for almost 20 years now. She is dedicated to her furry family members, who she says, have built her into the trainer she is today.
We believe that a well-trained dog is built on a foundation of trust and mutual respect between a pet and their handler. We are all about “Building The Bond!”
When not at the training facility, Kim lives with her 4 dogs. Seppala, Rocket & Nova her Siberian Huskies and her little rescue, Loki, who is a Chinese Crested Dog and the face of our logo. We also dedicate the Rockin’ Dawgs training facility to our beloved Siberian Huskies, Nali and Abbey, who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge, but were guiding lights in our pathway to bringing positive reinforcement training to our community.
Kim Mayes has accomplished many accreditations over the years. Here are a few:
- Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA)
- Proud member of the Pet Professional Guild
- Dr. Ian Dunbar’s SIRIUS Dog Training Academy Graduate
- Dr. Ian Dunbar’s Growl Class (Reactive Dog Training) and Reliability Games Graduate
- You can learn more information about Dr. Dunbar and gain some wonderful downloads from his website at Dog Star Daily
- Karen Pryor Academy Graduate – Dog Sport Essentials (KPA-DSE)
- Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) also on CTDI Advisory Board, Spark Team Instructor and 3 time All-Star Trainer of the Year
- Certified Stunt Dog Judge
- Certified Scent Work Instructor (DN-FSG)
- CPR, First Aid & Safety Certified by Melanie Monteiro/TheSafeDog.com
- Member of the Alliance of Therapy Dogs
- AKC Evaluator for Puppy STAR, CGC, CGCA and CGCU
- And more!
Kim Mayes is also a published author, celebrated in the dog training community. She has written for a variety of publications including Pup Culture Magazine and is a Dog Expert Writer for YourDogAdvisor.com. Her books “Getting Braver: Tricks & Games for Your Fearful Dog” and “Hyper Dog 101” are now available on Amazon. Click on their links to order your copies today!
She has received many titles on her own dogs over the years in multiple disciplines, including obedience, trick training, freestyle, nose work and sled work!
Her most proud achievements involve taking her rescue pets, which were quite damaged when they came to her, to amazing feats in trick training and animal acting. They hold 5 world records in trick training and several other amazing titles including:
Seppala – 1st dog in the country to receive the title of Champion
Trick Dog (only the 2nd dog in the world!)
Loki – 1st Chinese Crested Dog in the US to achieve the Champion title
Nova – Youngest Dog ever to achieve the title of Trick Dog Champion (she was 12 weeks old)!
Her pets have been in multiple TV shows and print ads over the years including Animal Planet, Who Let The Dogs Out, Pup Culture magazine and more!
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