top of page

Helping dogs and their families build a strong foundation for a fulfilling life together.

Serving the Salt Lake City area

Kali Grimm  Behavior Consultant & Dog Trainer


Kali's Approach

Kali is a Utah native who has had a special relationship with dogs from an early age. Her training journey began in 1998 with compulsive and aversive methods. She has now utilized positive reinforcement methods for many years following LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) philosophy. Kali has been helping anxious, fearful, reactive, and aggressive dogs and their families since 2012.

In 2011 she adopted her first shelter dog, Millie, an American Staffordshire Terrier. This prompted her to want to work with shelter dogs and help them become adoptable. She has taken in dozens of fosters for rescues and shelters helping them acclimate to life as a happy, healthy pet. Since then, she has helped many shelter and foster dogs become adoptable and find homes. She continues to advocate for homeless dogs by fostering and volunteering at shelters.

Kali has over a decade of experience raising puppies, teaching group classes, leading social playgroups, and helping groomers and Veterinarians with cooperative and low stress handling techniques. She continues to further her education with seminars, classes, and communication with other professionals in the dog community.

She lives with her Dutch Shepherd, Rip, who helps dogs learn appropriate social skills and play behaviors. They participate in Conformation and are looking forward to continuing their journey in dog sports together.

Her certifications include CPDT-KA, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and Canine CPR and First Aid. Kali is a Professional Level Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.


If you are uncertain as to which level of service is best for you, complete an intake assessment here.  *Shelters, Rescues, and New Adoptions please inquire about discounts*

Dog Walker

Group Walks

Group Walks are held at local parks for you and your dog to have fun and work on their current training. Locations and updates can be found on our Instagram linked at the bottom of the site.



Private Lessons

Do you and your dog need some individual attention? Private lessons are available for clients who prefer more focused training. Starting at $100/60 minutes.


Live With A Trainer

Board and train options provide your puppy or dog with training tailored to their specific needs in Kali’s home. These programs are 1-6 weeks depending on the needs of your dog. Pricing starts at $150/day.


Overnight Stays

Do you have a dog with unique needs that can't stay at regular boarding facilities?

Kali accepts dogs with fear, reactivity, and aggression for overnight stays in her home. Starting at $100/day.

*Training options are available with this service.

How to Get Started...


Complete the Intake Assessment

This intake assessment will provide Kali with much of the information she will need to provide you with the best possible training for your dog. 

Schedule Your Appointment

After scheduling your appointment, Kali will send you a link for the virtual consultation.

*For booking Overnight Stays and Board and Trains please fill out the contact form*



Submit Paper Work

Please review and sign the Training/Boarding Contract. For Boarding, please provide your dog's vaccination records 24 hours prior to your appointment. 

"Kali has been soooo amazing.  We initially sought out training as we had our new puppy Howl, I believe he was 12ish weeks when we began training.  Kali was so helpful and amazing at teaching us how to train Howl, answered all our questions, and was very patient and kind.

Life with Howl has been great, and having gone through puppy training classes with Howl gave us such a great foundation and knowledge on training him!"

bottom of page