Karen Krieg

Hi! I’m Karen

Owner and Lead Trainer at Dreamy Skies Dog Training

I do what I do because I have been right where you are. I get it.

I haven’t always been a dog trainer. My journey to this work started with a deeply loved and very difficult dog, then LOTS of my tears, mountains of frustration and guilt, and finally hopelessness. And then I met an amazing dog trainer who helped me understand how to understand my dog’s needs so we could form a real relations that was based on both of our needs and not just on my assumtions about what owning a dog was supposed to be.

I’ve been where you are now. I deeply understand that feeling of, “It’s a dog – I should know how to do this. This was supposed to be fun.

I’m Karen Krieg and promise I can help you with your dog. 

My professional background includes:


  • Canine Trade Group, Certified Dog Trainer 
  • Syn Alia Training Systems, Certified Conditioned Relaxation Trainer 
  • International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP), Professional Member 
  • Studies with some of the most excellent Dog trainers all over the world; I am a perpetual student of the most effective systems and trainings. 
  • Training Between the Ears (TBTE) Trainer

 Meeting that trainer years ago shifted my ability to truly LOVE having dogs in my life and that’s become a personal mission for me. 

There is nothing better in the world to me than watching a truly heart-centered relationship form between dog and owner. 

Is your dog…

  • Aggressive? 
  • Reactive?
  • Fearful? 
  • Anxious?
  • Or any other behavior that drives you crazy? 

I’ve got you.

We have everything we need to re-train and build trust between yourself and your dog.

We can stop these reactions and fears. 

Together, we identify your unique learning style and the best ways to connect you and your family with your dog so you can have the relationship you’ve always hoped for.

Our philosophy is that each situation and relationship is different and acknowledging that FIRST is where the most powerful and impactful strategies begin.

Many trainers have a system they try to place on every person and their dog, but we know from experience that no one system is going to work for everyone. This is why so many people come to me after working with others. 

My approach is to evaluate and observe both you and your dog first. While sometimes issues relate to a dog’s history (with a rescue, for example), but that doesn’t mean that the best way forward is up to training just the dog. I work with both of you. Because both of you have to work to meet each other in the middle. After all, your dog is trying to navigate your world just as much as you’re trying to understand theirs.

So when you work with me, expect it to be a team effort. We (you, me, and your dog) all have to build trust to find the best steps to move forward safely and happily.

If you’re ready to find your way to the happy part of dog ownership, let’s talk!

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The best way to know if we’re a good fit is to connect. In a quick, scheduled, 15-minute call you’ll get a sense of what we do and we’ll go over all the details lickity-split.

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