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About us

Teresa founded Kinetic K9s with one goal:
 

To enhance the lives of canines and their humans through education of canine body language, behavior, health, needs, and training.

We offer 5 paths to accomplish these goals:

Daycare, Day School, Private Training, Group Training, and Boarding.

Since we have been open, we have assisted hundreds of dog owners on their path to a peaceful relationship with their dog. We work with a variety of dogs including working search dogs, service dogs, sport dogs, and dogs with aggression problems to our precious puppies & beloved seniors.

Our staff is divergent in nature. Each member pursues their own special interest with dogs.

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Nothing to compare it to, but Teresa and Daniel are great and the agility equipment is cool, and my dog and I really bond & have a good time during agility class!

~ Laura & Ronnie

I have taken Teresa's basic Obedience Class, her CGC class and titled two dogs.  I also have taken Teresa's Trick dog class and titled one dog all the way to Advanced, and my young dog 8 months has also started her journey and she has her Novice Trick title.  I would highly recommend Teresa at Kinetic K9s for her positive training methods and her patience with dogs and humans.                      

~Catherine, Tella & Odette

We have been using Kinetic K9s for about 6 months now for daycare and we love it. My dog can’t get away from me fast enough when I drop him off and he’s exhausted (in a good way) at the end of the day from playing with all his friends. Great solution for high energy/social dogs if you have a busy day! Kennel area is clean and the owner is very nice!

~ Robin & Gibby

He was only a year when I adopted him and full of energy! I hate to say that he was a problem child at classes cause all he wanted to do was play with the other puppies and jump on me.
The trainer was really calm and helped teach me techniques to distract him from what he wanted to do and get him back on track.
Highly recommend for anyone interested in basic or advance training.

~ Reagan & Nate

Staff

Teresa Pankratz,

RVT CBCC-KA SARTech I, Canine Trailing I, III, IV.

Teresa started training dogs in 2005. She has personally owned, trained and competed with Miniature Schnauzers, a Pyrenean Shepherd, a Smooth Fox Terrier, a German Shepherd, and soon a Belgian Malinois.  The collection of breeds has created a unique journey of learning how to train supposedly "easy" herding breeds and "difficult" terrier breeds. More importantly, Teresa enjoys working with dogs full of personality and intelligence. Her favorite activities are training nonsense tricks, bikjoring, and spending time with her family.

Teresa and her Certified Search Dog, Nova, currently volunteer with a local Search and Rescue Team.

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Certified Behavior Consultant Canine - Knowledge Assessed
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Daniel Pankratz

Masters in Chemistry, Photographer, SARTech I

I graduated OSU with a Masters in Chemistry in 2014. I currently work at ASCO Aerospace but assist on phones and with Meet and Greets. If you call Kinetic K9s, you will typically speak with me.

I enjoy working with our Board N' Train dogs and watching the progress while we have them. I grew up with a Labrador Retriever who was, as my wife would put it, not well behaved. More than dogs, I enjoy spending time with our cat, Zena, and my horse, Galaxy. In the several years I've worked with Teresa, I've learned more about behavior and training than I ever thought possible.

I successfully titled our dog, Koda, in AKC Agility.

In my free time I enjoy building things at home, hiking, and learning about primitive survival skills.

Naomi, RVT

I graduated from the OSU-OKC Veterinary Technology program in 2007. I have worked at a small animal clinic in North Edmond for going on 8 years. Helping animals in need is my passion! My heart physically breaks for every animal in pain or suffering. I work long shifts in clinic and additionally work in preventative behavioral health to care for these animals. Behavioral Health often gets overlooked and untreated leading to additional suffering in our devoted companions.

Captain is my great big fluffy bear of a dog! He is a Newfoundland by breed and my best friend by nature. He loves all things involving water, playing ball, and cuddling watching a movie or playing video games.

 

When I got Captain I knew I had a lot to learn with how large and rowdy he was. He easily outweighs me and I wanted him to become a perfect citizen! We started obedience classes and have never looked back. Captain and I have achieved our Canine Good Citizen Title and Novice Trick Dog Title. We are actively working towards becoming a Therapy Dog Team. Currently, he is in agility classes preparing for competition!

Cynthia

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Lee

Lee has been involved in dog sports for over 4 years by showing dogs, stewarding at trials, and participating in seminars. He enjoys learning about the finer components of showing and training dogs. Lee is the president of Stillwater Dog Sports Club and board member for both the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Central Oklahoma and the Central Oklahoma Toy Dog Club.

Lee will be teaching conformation classes.

Pictured are Lee and Nessie, a blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

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Haley

Haley is a fourth-year student at OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. They grew up working and training hunting dogs. During college, they started learning and applying science-based, positive reinforcement training with their deaf dog, Jonsi. Haley and Jonsi worked as a therapy dog team during undergrad, earning Jonsi’s CGC along the way. Haley brought home a standard poodle, Eden, which they owner-trained as a medical alert service dog. Haley, Eden, and Jonsi began competing in dog sports in 2019. Her two dogs have a collective 50+ titles and four championships.
When not studying or training, Haley enjoys hiking, camping, overlanding, and ghost hunting.

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