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Who Are We?

Hollie Gesaman, CPDT developed a passion for animals early in life. As a child, her cat Lucky became the star of the neighborhood when she taught him to 'take a bath' and 'kiss, kiss' on cue. Who says cats can't be trained?

Now, she is a professional member in good standing of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, an active part of the Homeward Bound Training program for Rescue Village in Geauga County, and works closely with Save Ohio Strays in Medina. She is a member and co-founder of the group Northeast Ohio Positive Dogs Trainers which is an organization dedicated to excellence in dog training and behavior consulting using methods that are safe, humane, effective and backed by the latest scientific research. After launching Paws N Claws Academy, Hollie has gained experience in training dogs, cats, and even rabbits. Her motto is, 'If it has a pulse, it can be trained.' Hollie has also appeared on WKYC's Good Company Today show as a dog expert and performed with her personal dogs at The Great Big Home and Garden Show.

Hollie firmly believes that continuing your personal education in the field is a necessary aspect of professional pet training. Because of this, she successfully earned her Certification for Pet Dog Trainers (CPDT) which required her to pass a comprehensive exam that covers a broad range of canine behavior and psychology. The CPDT is administered by a national independent testing agency and is designed to provide the public with an assurance of a high level of expertise. She also often goes to training related seminars and networks with other trainers, behaviorists, and veterinarians in order to keep herself up to date on the latest methods and research. Many local veterinarians recommend her to clients with confidence. She has extensive knowledge of all major training techniques. She prefers a positive approach that is tailored to the dog's individual personality and the owner's goals.

Hollie Gesaman shares her home with one patient husband, a beautiful little daughter, one snobby cat, and one excessively cuddly French Bulldog. It is a requirement that every creature living in her house learn to 'kiss, kiss' on cue.