KAOS1If your dog needs training, or has a behavior problem, you’ve come to the right place.

My name is Cathy Daugaard and I work with families and individuals who need help with their dogs listening reliably at home and in public. I specialize in restoring calm to homes through a well behaved dog. Whether you’re wrangling a new puppy, an unruly adolescent, or learning that you can teach an old dog new tricks, I can teach you how to get your dog to respond. Is he too aggressive? A little scared? Does she not listen to you? Is this your first dog, or maybe your first dog of this breed? Every dog has his own personality and needs. Classes are OK for getting some of the basics down, but for real training that meets your needs and your dog’s needs, one-on-one time is needed and that’s what I do.

I have a very high success rate in helping Treasure Coast dog owners with problem behaviors such as not listening, aggression and anxiety. Clients that weren’t able to walk down the street without worrying what might happen if their dog met another dog or a child are able to gain the confidence it takes to go for a simple walk. Fearful, aggressive dogs become more relaxed and pushy dogs learn that the life is far more enjoyable when they cooperate with their owners.

Good behavior and manners are skills that even your dog can learn with practice – and learned much faster with the personal attention of a friendly, experienced behavior consultant and trainer. My methods will have your dog happily listening to every command, even around distractions, and you don’t need to be a skilled trainer yourself. That’s what I’m for!  Call me at 772-284-9011 for answers to all your dog training questions.

The purpose of training is not just about teaching obedience commands, but about correcting behavior issues, things like barking, lunging, jumping, and unruliness.

I understand the way dogs think and why they behave the way they do, so we can resolve behavior problems at their root cause.

Let me give you an example. Doug and Patricia came to me with their 7 month old Boykin Spaniel, Georgia. They had already worked with another trainer, and Georgia knew the basics: come, sit, down, leash walking…. But she was still misbehaving and unruly in the house. “Mom & Dad” were unhappy, and as was Georgia.  So she came and stayed with me at my house for training while Doug and Patricia went on vacation. I was able to do an in depth evaluation and get to know her really well and discovered this small area of conflict that she had. It would seem like nothing to most people, and I wouldn’t have picked up on it if she hadn’t been at my house for Charm School. But she was, I caught it, and was able to retrain it and brush up on her obedience commands. When she went back home, Patricia phoned the next day to tell me all about Georgia’s good behavior. She said, “I sent you a puppy, you gave me a grown up.”

ALEX 4Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest differences. I was able to get at the heart of the matter, make a simple change, and everyone–humans and dog–are living happily and peacefully. As a trainer and behavior consultant, it’s very gratifying and makes this job worthwhile.

I’d like to help you with your dog problems, too. Call me at 772-284-9011 for a short phone consultation and we’ll figure out the best way to do that.

You pay for results,  not a certain number of sessions.

Traditionally, dog trainers charge clients an hourly fee or sell a package of sessions to deal with a behavior problem. When the consultant has finished working with the client, or the package has run out, the client is left without support and, in many cases, without a resolution to the dog’s behavior problem.

That’s NOT the way I do business.  You pay for results, not a certain number of sessions.  Within the confines of the class setting, I will do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to help achieve your desire that your dog becomes an enjoyable pet. I am as serious as a heart attack–my reputation depends on your success.

Call today for for a free consultation.

I hope you will choose to work with me.  Behavior problems don’t get better on their own, they usually get worse and the more the dog practices bad behaviors, the harder it is to find solutions.  Correcting behavior problems requires not just training commands, but knowing the reason your dog is misbehaving in the first place.  I’m always amazed at how quickly dogs respond to correction programs that deal with the causes of behavior problems.

I am not a fly-by-night dog trainer (there are a lot of them, unfortunately) or moonlighting from my day job.  This is my everyday, all day job.  I am certified. licensed, & insured.  I recognize and appreciate the trust owners place in me and offer my clients the confidence of 28 years of experience and my commitment to work with them every step of the way.

Call me at 772-284-9011 for a short phone consultation to see how Pet Etiquette can help you and your dog. It never hurts to ask.

What Training Can Do For Your Dog


  • We want to thank you for training us and our two four-legged daughters Chloe and Hanna. You’ve taken our puppies and turned them into the best dogs ever! I was worried if they could be trained at 3 months. But, I watched as they went from little energizer bunnies into responsive and well mannered little energizer bunnies!

    The real test was this past holiday, when we we entertained 14 people at our house for Christmas dinner. As the first guests arrived we started to get nervous, but then, we remembered our training as well as theirs, and with a few simple commands everyone was impressed and I was relieved. There was no jumping, no begging and complete control. We served dinner and ate, while Chloe and Hanna laid quietly in the living room. In just six weeks, you’ve allowed us to have the control we need to be able to take them with us anywhere, and you did this while making it fun for them (and us) to learn.

    Thank you so much!!


    David and Jenifer
  • “Cathy, thank you for all of your help with Boyd.  He is a changed dog! 

    Stephen, Susan, and Boyd
  • Cathy, who is this dog and what did you do with Buddy?

    He is so calm and he minds! He does not jump on us or try to bite our hands or jump on the furniture, he sits, comes, lays down and even stays fairly well.

    This is amazing! Thank you so much!

    We want to thank you for recommending Cathy Daugaard of  Pet Etiquette to train our 8 month old extremely energetic Boyken Spaniel. Cathy is very personable and began a series of training steps, (for the dog and us), that have greatly improved the dog’s behavior.  We are continuing training with Cathy and are very satisfied with the progress. Douglass and Patricia

    Douglass & Patricia
  • BUDDYBuddy slept through the night!!!!!  Thank you for all your help & guidance.  We will continue to practice what you taught me.  Thanks again!


  • We signed up for a six week lesson plan with her. We have been using her for the last four weeks now. She is very patient with the puppy and is not harsh. She is gentle in her training and you can see the puppy is responding appropriately to her.

  • I called this provider regarding a refusal to get potty-trained 3 yo Yorkie schnauzer. They were most courteous, offered several different ideas and suggestions which we had not tried, charged nothing, and said they would be glad to help further if none of these ideas worked.
    I appreciated the phone time and professionalism and will certainly contact them again if we need to.
    Wonderful=very professional and courteous!
  • “Its like Nanny 911”

  • “I’m using the collar like you have and it has made all the difference in the  
    world. No more dislocated shoulders. Anyway, remembering your words, a tired dog is a good dog. A tired dog is a good dog with a happy owner.”