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During her career as a trainer, she was one of the top obedience trainers within a large nationwide company with the top performing Border Collie in the company. She currently is involved in dog sports with her her two Border Collies as well as her two Belgian Malinois/Border Collie mixes, her Lab and her Dutch Shepherd, including disc, dock diving, scent detection and protection sport. She has competed with many of her dogs in a variety of sports...including her Border Collie in protection. 


Kate specializes in drive building for sport and working dogs, aggression, diet and nutrition with emphasis on PLAY AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING. She also coaches owners on raw feeding, puppy raising and is also Pet Food and Raw Food Nutrition Certified. 


Owning a dog is an amazing and rewarding experience, but also a responsibility, not a luxury. Training your dog properly will lead you to a greater relationship with your dog. One being that of understanding and respect. She will immerse you fully in the training process, and with this attention based approach, she finds that owners end up learning as much, if not more, than their dogs. 


Kate Bucci


Kate started KC-K9 Academy because she wanted to offer people and their dogs a new method of training. Attention, relationship and reward based training.

Kate, has been working with dogs since the age of 10 as a junior handler with AKC. She started grooming professionally at 18 years old and still uses these skills to help in her training programs. She also attended college to study as a Veterinary Technician. 


Kate and Colt appeared on Season 3 Episode 4 of America's Top Dog

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