Meet the team

D for Dog I for Inspiration

We know you want a puppy that’s calm, friendly and well-adjusted… and listens! Or maybe you have a dog that overreacts to other dogs or people.

Either way, you want to enjoy your dog for years to come. All dogs are different, and we’re here for you!

If your dog pulls you hard enough to send you to the chiropractor, or lunges and growls at every dog he sees or barks at every human he meets or guards resources, we can help.

Meet the Lead Trainer
Kaajal Tiwary

Kaajal (aka “KT”!) loves puppies and is dedicated to getting new puppy guardians off on the right paw and guiding her students through the tough early days of owning a dog. Her goal? Transforming each bundle of raw puppy energy into the perfect adult companion.

She also loves helping people have a well-behaved adult dog that knows how to be part of the family. She’s dedicated her training career to helping her clients achieve just that.

She feels a special connection with dogs that are fearful, anxious, nervous, believe that the world is “unsafe” and then resort to aggression to communicate.

Kaajal is a big believer in continuing education and frequently attends workshops, conferences and seminars to hone her knowledge and skill set to bring the latest scientific understanding of dog behavior and training to her work. Committed to providing the most effective, convenient solutions to her clients’ dog training needs, she uses gentle, effective and fast training methods that work to develop enjoyable relationships between people in their dogs. This sets them up for a lifetime of good behavior for their people.

When not helping clients to enjoy easier lives with their canine companions, she does Holistic Consultations. She is a certified Reiki Master, Emotion Code Practitioner, Quantum Healing Practitioner and Numerologist. But became a professional dog trainer to pursue her passion and true life calling: to help pets and their people live better lives together.

Meet the Staff

Diesel, (my soul dog and the sole inspiration behind D For Dogz) is a 7.5-year old Pit bull. He’s the best teacher and mentor I could ask for. Diesel came to me when he was literally 5 days old. He has come a long way from his fear of the world in general, leash reactivity, sound sensitivity, was a classic “Dog In Need Of Space”. Today he is a better adjusted dog and absolutely loves puppies. He’s helped me raise many Board & Train and Day School puppies, teaching them appropriate dog-dog communication, the concept of sharing, confidence building in different situations, besides social skills. He is a fantastic puppy teacher. Diesel loves Nose Work, Free Style, Playing with me and lots of Snuggle time.

Meet the Staff

Henry is a 11 year old Pit bull mix. He is the most amazing working partner, especially with fearful dogs. He’s helped me build confidence in many leash reactive dogs and adult dogs that needed to learn off-leash play skills. He loves Nose Work and enjoys most things in life especially hiking, dissecting squeaky toys like a true terrier. He assisted me in classes for a long time (is now retired) but enjoys helping me work with fearful dogs


While our primary focus is dog training and behavior, we can certainly offer guidance on choosing comfortable and suitable dog beds and accessories for your furry friend. We want your dog to be as comfortable as possible.
Building a strong bond with your dog involves positive interactions, new behaviors, regular walks, and quality time together. Our training programs are designed to enhance this special connection between humans and their canine companions.
Absolutely! We specialize in behavior modification and can assist with addressing various new behaviors in dogs, including excessive barking, food-related challenges, or any other issues you may encounter.
Enjoyable walks for both dogs and humans are possible with proper leash training. Our obedience training programs include leash manners, teaching dogs to walk politely without pulling.
Effective communication between dogs and humans is essential for a harmonious relationship. Our training methods emphasize clear communication to ensure your dog understands your expectations and responds positively.

What Our Clients Say

“I took several classes with D For Dog and loved all of them. I really enjoyed that many of the classes were held in different locations around town so your pup gets to practice the skills in the real world.”

Kelly L, Mom of River & Kaylee, Pitbull puppies (Group Class Client)
“The one thing that sets Kaajal apart from other trainers is that she uses Positive reinforcement methods and is remarkably good at training humans in how they connect with their puppy as that sets the right foundation for a successful long term relationship with the pup.”
Mikkin P, Dad of Munchkin, a Labradoodle Puppy (Group Class Client)