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About Kathy

Kathy Edstrom received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 1988. Her areas of study included Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Organizational Communication.

She received her certification as a Laboratory Animal Technician from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science in 1992. As a certified LAT, Kathy focused on animal care and animal welfare.

She received her certification as a Flower Essence Practitioner from the Flower Essence Society in 2000. Kathy has been working with English Flower Essences in her practice since 1998, and expanded her practice to include the FES North American Quintessential flower essences in 1999.

Kathy received her training and certification in Healing Touch through the Colorado Center for Healing Touch, Inc., and Healing Touch International, Inc. in 2001. She also completed the Healing Touch for Animals®certification program which is separate from Healing Touch. Kathy received her certification as a Healing Touch for Animals® Practitioner in March 2007.

She enjoys dog training, both pet-style obedience and agility and is particularly interested in canine behavior problem solving.

Kathy trained privately with Chris Bach, Founder of THE THIRD WAY method of dog training since 1996 and became a Certified Master THIRD WAY Trainer through Chris Bach's Trainer's Certification Program, which is endorsesd by the Education Collaborative (EC) of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Kathy continues to utilize Chris' expertise in canine behavior problem solving.

Kathy took the AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator exam in October 2009 and is an approved AKC CGC Evaluator - Evaluator Number 49779.

Kathy's most recent educational certification is a Certified Nose Work Instructor. She completed the CNWI Program through the National Association of Canine Scent Work and achieved CNWI status on July 1, 2013.

Kathy teaches puppy classes, adult doggy-manners classes, agility classes, K9 Nose Work and private lessons. She also works extensively with canines exhibiting behavioral issues.

Kathy and her German shepherd, Mojo

 

Kathy Edstrom is a member of the Flower Essence Society and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

APDT Member #: 69851

 

 

 

Publications and Presentations Featuring Kathy

Publications

"Peaceful Coexistence", 2010 Annual Cats USA Magazine

Cover story in Panache Magazine, Spring 2008

"Puppy Love", The Waterford Post and Westine Report, February 2008

"When Thunder Rolls", The Whole Dog Journal, April 2000 Issue

"Love-Lies-Bleeding and Francis of Assisi", Flower Essence Society Newsletter, Spring 2000 Issue http://www.flowersociety.org/articles/loveliesbleeding.pdf

Presentations

"Energetic Bodywork and Flower Essence Remedies for Canines", Happy Feet K-9 Agility, Oak Creek, WI - October 16, 2004

"Flower Essence Remedies Can Assist Dog Groomers", Wisconsin Groomer's Association Meeting held at The Bow Wow Club, West Allis, WI - March 11, 2002

"Holistic Enhancers to Help You and Your Pet", Greater Racine Kennel Club, Racine, WI - November 14, 2001

"Healing Touch for Animals", Wisconsin Groomer's Association Meeting, Muskego, WI - May 14, 2001

"Holistic Enhancers to Assist With Problem Solving Behaviors", The Third Way 5-Day Instructor's Camp, Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club, Ixonia, WI - April 28, 2001

"Flower Essence Therapy, A Complementary Healing Modality for Your Dog", Dog Days of Wisconsin (Summer Camp for You and Your Dog) Almond, WI - August 25-28, 2000

"Understanding Flower Essences and Their Use in Shelters", Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies, Inc. Annual Conference, Appleton, WI - April 14, 2000

"The Benefits of Using Flower Essences for Your Dog", For Pet's Sake Dog Training School, Mukwonago, WI - November 14, 1999

Continuing Education

Courses and seminars attended by Kathy Edstrom

Due to the number of on going classes Kathy has continued to take since 2011, and continues to take, the details of each program will not be listed.

October 8-9, 2011 - WISARK9, Held in Menomonee Falls, WI. Two day seminar on K9 Search and Recovery. 12 CH

March 15-16 and 21st, 2011 - Peardot-Goudy, Stacy, Heart of Texas Dog Sports. Agility Seminar on Perfecting Handling & Performance and Novice & Open/Advanced Handling & Obstacle Performance. 16 CH

February 12-13, 2011 - Herot, Amy and O' Brien, Jill Marie. Pearland, TX PAWSitive Canine Services. Intro to K9 Nose Work workshop. 12 CH

October 20-24, 2010 - Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show. Atlanta, GA held at the Hilton Atlanta. 30 CECs

November 20-22, 2009 - Dr. Dunbar, Ian. Held in Austin, TX at the Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center. Seminar on Behavior & Training. 18 CEUs

October 21 - 25, 2009 - Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show. Oakland, CA held at the Marriott City Center. 32 CECs

Sept. 25, 2009 and Sept. 27, 2009 - McKnight, Bridget. Dripping Springs, TX Heart of Texas Dog Sports. Agility Seminar on Building & Strengthening Handling Skills AND Perfecting Your Performance & Handling. 16 CH

June 30, 2007 - Kaufman D.C., Julie, Marshall, WI Animal Holistic Care Specialists. Women's Symposium on Success and Happiness: Horse-Assisted Growth and Learning. 6.5 CH

March 24, 2007 - King CPDT, CDBC, Trish. Ixonia, WI Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club (Sponsored by Waukesha Humane Animal Welfare Society). Addressing Behavior Problems in Dogs. 6.5 CEUs

November 18-19, 2006 - Aloff, Brenda. Schiller Park, IL For Your Canine. Aggression: Recognition and Management. 14 CH

November 3-5, 2006 - Monterey, CA Casa Munras Hotel. The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy 2006 Conference. 16 CH

October 21, 2006 - Waukesha, WI Humane Animal Welfare Society. Animal First Aid Class. 3 CH

September 13-17, 2006 - Kansas City, MO Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference. 24 CEUs.

August 20, 2006 - White, Steve. Madison, WI Madison Marriott West. How Police K9 Techniques Can Transform Your Everyday Training. 6 CH

August 19, 2006 - McConnell, PhD, Patricia. Madison, WI Madison Marriott West. For the Love of a Dog: The Biology of Emotion in Two Species. 6 CH

June 24, 2006 - Phillips, Cindy, Farnham, Mary and Heath, Emily. Erin, WI Reindeer Games. Animal Healing and Wellness Forum. 6 CH

April 23, 2006 - Komitor, CMT, CHTP/I, CHBMT, Carol. Elizabeth, CO Victory Morgan Horse Ranch. Healing Touch for Animals Level 4 - Equine workshop. 7 CEUs

April 21-22, 2006 - Komitor, CMT, CHTP/I, CHBMT, Carol. Castle Rock, CO Dumb Friends League - Buddy Center Animal Shelter. Healing Touch for Animals Level 4 - Canine workshop. 14 CEUs

Courses and seminars attended by Kathy Edstrom (2001-2005)

November 19-20, 2005 - Mc Auliffe, M.Ed., Claudeen E. Oconomowoc, WI Kindness K9 Behavior Consultants. Tellington TTouch 2-Day Workshop. 16 CEUs

November 12-13, 2005 - Donaldson, Jean. Rosemont, IL Donald E. Stephens Conference Center (Sponsored by: Chicago Paws). Two-day seminar on training dogs that are not upset and what to do when training a dog that is upset. 11 CEUs

October 22-23, 2005 - Clothier, Suzanne. Ixonia, WI Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club. If Dogs Could Speak: The Integrated Approach to Relationship Based Training.

September 25, 2005 - Hutchison, DNS, RN, Cynthia. Racine, WI DeKoven Center. Healing Touch Advanced Practice 2. 8 CEUs

June 3, 2005 - Hutchison, DNS, RN, Cynthia. Fond du Lac, WI Fond du Lac Center for Spirituality and Healing. Healing Touch Advanced Practice I. 8 CEUs

May 21, 2005 - Miller, CPDT, CDBC, Pat. Chicago, IL Anti-Cruelty Society. Seminar- Bite Me; Body Talk, Managing and Solving Behavior Problems.

June 5-6, 2004 - Bregman, BSN, RN, CHTP/I, Marcia. Fond du Lac, WI Fond du Lac Center for Spirituality and Healing. Healing Touch (Level 3 review) 18 CEUs

September 6-7, 2003 - Bach, Chris. Ixonia, WI Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club. The Third Way Instructor's Camp.

July 10, 2003 - Browne, Sylvia. Milwaukee, WI. US Cellular Arena Seminar on Contacting your Spirit Guide.

March 24, 2003 - Meaney, PhD., Michael. Milwaukee, WI Four Points Sheraton (Cortext Educational Seminars) Stress and Disease. 6 CEUs

October 23, 2002 - Yapko, PhD., Michael. Racine, WI Marriott Hotel (Cortext Educational Seminars) Understanding Depression - Biological, Psychological and Social Issues. 6 CEUs

June 7, 2002 - Wolfe, MBBS, MA, Dr. Karen. Milwaukee, WI. Four Points Sheraton. (Cortext Educational Seminars) Fatigue, Sleep and Energy - Latest Treatment for Burnout. 6 CEUs

May 28, 2002 - Schultz, DVM, Ronald D. Ixonia, WI. Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club. An Effective and Safe Program for Vaccination of Your Dog.

April 29, 2002 - Barrett, PhD., Sondra. Milwaukee, WI. Four Points Sheraton. (Cortext Educational Seminars) The Immune System - Latest Mind-Body Research. 6 CEUs

April 19-21, 2002 - Komitor, Carol. Muskegon, MI. Healing Touch for Animals Level 3 Canine/Equine Workshop. 20 CEUs

April 3-7, 2002 - Bach, Chris. Ixonia, WI Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club. The Third Way 5-Day Instructors Camp.

March 11, 2002 - May 6, 2002 - Arndt, DVM, Linda. Oconomowoc, WI P.U.P.S. Learning Center. P.U.P.S. Learning Center Advanced Puppy Class.

January 17, 2002 - March 7, 2002 - Arndt, DVM, Linda. Oconomowoc, WI P.U.P.S. Learning Center. P.U.P.S. Learning Center Beginner Puppy Class.

November 10, 2001 - Bourne, DVM, Rachel. Acupuncture - Live Demo; Aunan, DVM, Anna. The Geriatric Horse; Langer, DVM, MS, Douglas. Colic - Treatment Options. Oconomowoc, WI. Wisconsin Equine Clinic, Inc. Open House 2001.

October 27-28, 2001 - Coppinger, PhD., Ray and Duman, Beth. Ixonia, WI. Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club. Canine Behavior - What Dog Research is Telling Us About Dogs.

September 21, 2001 - Nussbaum, PhD., Paul. Brookfield, WI. Sheraton Brookfield. (Cortext Educational Seminars) Aging Brain, Aging Mind - Latest Alzheimer's Research. 6 CEUs

August 12, 2001 - Komitor, Carol. Palos Park, IL. The Center Children's Farm Indoor Riding Arena. Healing Touch for Animals Equine Workshop (Level I review) 8 CEUs

June 30 - July 1, 2001 - Bach, Chris. Ixonia, WI. Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club. The Third Way Obedience Seminar.

May 26-28, 2001 - Thompson, Diana. Oconomowoc, WI. Stone Bank Farm. Diana Thompson's Hands-On Horse Care: Bach Flower Essences for Horses. 21 CEUs

April 25-29, 2001 - Bach, Chris. Ixonia, WI. Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club. The Third Way 5-Day Instructor's Camp.

March 25, 2001 - Schultz, Carol. Pewaukee, WI. Petlicious. How to Communicate with Animals.

February 17-18, 2001 - Ladwig, Sandra. Racine, WI. Greater Racine Kennel Club. Straight Talkin’ Training.

Courses and seminars attended by Kathy Edstrom (1997-2000)

November 18-19, 2000 - Bach, Chris. Racine, WI. Greater Racine Kennel Club. The Third Way.

September 30-October 1, 2000 - Bach, Chris. Fort Atkinson, WI. Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson. The Third Way - 4 Specialty Topics on Dog Training.

July 29-30, 2000 - Zink, D.V.M., Ph.D., M. Christine. Ixonia, WI. Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club. Coaching the Canine Athlete.

May 22, 2000 - Smyth, Ph.D., Joshua. Milwaukee, WI. Mind Matters Seminars. Listening To The Body. 6 CH

October 30-31, 1999 - Nelson, Leslie. Ixonia, WI. Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club. The Power of Positive Training.

October 24, 1999 - Cramer, Julie. Mukwonago, WI. For Pet’s Sake Dog Training School. Search and Rescue Aptitude Seminar.

October 9-10, 1999 - Bach, Chris. Fort Atkinson, WI. Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson. The Third Way, The Next Generation in Reinforcement Training.

July 7, 1999 - Hennessy, Lena. Independent Reiki Master. Wauwatosa, WI. Inward Books. Usui Shiki Ryoho - Second Degree Reiki Training.

April 18, 1999 - Rivera, DVM, Pedro. Sturtevant, WI. The Healing Oasis. Canine Veterinary Lecture (Various Health Topics).

April 10-11, 1999 - Bishop, Sylvia. Indianapolis, IN. Circle City Obedience Association. The Bishop Is Back, Positive Reinforcement Training.

February 13, 1999 - Rivera, DVM, Pedro. Sturtevant, WI. The Healing Oasis. Canine Veterinary Lecture (Various Health Topics).

May 14, 1998 - Hennessy, Lena. Independent Reiki Master. Wauwatosa, WI. Inward Books. Usui Shiki Ryoho - First Degree Reiki Training.

March 21-22, 1998 - Ruzzo, Patty. Cudahy, WI. Badger Golden Retriever Kennel Club/Cudahy Kennel Club. Proof Positive Training.

February 14-15, 1998 - McConnell, Ph.D., Patricia. Naperville, IL. Fox Valley Dog Training Club. Canine Behavior Seminar (Canine Aggression).

February 8, 1998 - Steidl, Laura. Mukwonago, WI. For Pet’s Sake Dog Training School. TTouch Seminar.

October 17-19, 1997 - Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association. Lake Geneva, WI. Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association Veterinary Technician Convention.

October 4-5, 1997 - Bach, Chris. Fort Atkinson, WI. Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson. The Third Way.

September 21, 1997 - Thayne, William. Waukesha, WI. Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club. AKC Obedience Seminar.