About

Meet your trainer.

Kayla Diener, LVT/RVT, CTBC, KPA-CTP

Kayla grew up in California and attended California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She then became a licensed veterinary technician after attending Foothill College. She began her journey of training dogs by completing the Dog Training Internship Academy in San Francisco, CA where she earned her CTBC (Certificate in Training and Behavior Consultation). Kayla moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2019 with her dog Holly, and husband Brett. Kayla completed the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Training Professionals program and is now a KPA – CTP (Karen Pryor Academy – Certified Training Partner). She is also a Fear Free Elite Professional which is maintained through the Fear Free initiative that creates protocols in the veterinary, training and grooming communities to look at the animal as a whole and determine the best course of action for their care. For continuing education, Kayla has completed the Living and Learning with Animals course offered by Dr. Susan Friedman. Through all of her education she has wanted to blend her love of veterinary medicine with training animals so she has started the process of working towards earning a VTS (Veterinary Technician Specialty) in Behavior. Kayla is an LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician) at Mercer Island Veterinary Clinic in Mercer Island, WA.

Kayla enjoys hiking with her dog Holly in her free time. She also enjoys curling up with a good book while listening to the rain of the Pacific Northwest.

Pawsitive Living was started to offer animals and their humans a resource for positive reinforcement and science based training methods for everyday behavioral concerns, cooperative veterinary care and preparing to bring a new furry friend into the family. At Pawsitive Living we want to foster a mutual understanding between animals and their humans to create a positive environment where everyone can thrive.

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