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Resolve your behavior and relationship struggles with simple strategies that build trust, connection and cooperation …

(Even if your dog is reactive, distracted or anxious ... and even if you've tried 'everything' and nothing has worked!)

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"What do I say about a program that changed despair to joy? How do I put into words a gift so profound that everyday, without fail, I thank my lucky stars?"
~Dee Wilusz

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Kathy with her beloved border collies: Raven, Clark and Sue.

"I wish I would have known this sooner... "

Have you ever thought to yourself, while your heart ached for your dog: “I wish I would have known this sooner… “

I sure have, more than once, and it would have made such a difference in my relationship success if I knew then what I know now.

If you’re struggling with a reactive dog that completely loses it, and you want your dog to be calm around dogs and other triggers, my partnership framework will change everything. 

If your dog gets over-excited, goes over-threshold or gets distracted or anxious and just won’t (or can’t) listen and you want to help your dog to be attentive and responsive, calm and cooperative … please know that partnership is what will turn your relationship around. 

Just like it did for me, and for more than 3,000 students and members that I’ve worked with over the past 25+ years.

🐾"True understanding and real dialog get the relationship you dream about … and your dog will LOVE you for it!"
~Kathy Kawalec

Brilliant Partners are kind, loving, calm, clear, cooperative, attentive, and responsive — and when WE learn how to be Brilliant Partners, our dogs do too.
It’s a win-win-win! 
Now, that doesn’t mean that we live in a fantasy world filled with only rainbows and unicorns. 
A partnership lifestyle means that when life throws rocks (or boulders) at us, we are more confident in moving through the hard times. 
And if our dog has a meltdown, it doesn’t mean that we are a failure as a dog mom, it simply means that our dog is having a hard time right now … and we know what to do next.
Having a sensitive, anxious, hyper or reactive dog is tough.
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When your dog is trying to tell you something that you don’t understand, it’s frustrating – for both of you. 
Since dogs can’t talk it out, they ACT it out.
When your dog feels uncomfortable, vulnerable and unheard … their behavior escalates from a whisper to a scream.
• Your reactive dog completely loses it around other dogs or triggers.
• Your excitable dog barks and jumps and pulls when you try to go for a walk. 
• Your distracted dog won’t cooperate, and treats or games don’t help. 
• Your anxious dog panics, hides or barks and can’t be calmed.
• Your independent dog just doesn’t seem to care about your requests.
The longer that loop repeats, the shorter the dog’s trigger becomes…and their behavior keeps escalating as a result…as does our own overwhelm, worry and frustration.
Now, let me get real:

Our dog pulling on the leash, or barking at everything, or obsessively chasing or hunting, or anxious or nervous about things etc … are NOT training issues.

The truth is that these are all SYMPTOMS of miscommunication, misunderstandings, unmet needs, unrealistic expectations, and amplifications of the GAPS IN OUR RELATIONSHIP with our dogs.

It’s like skipping the dating part and jumping right into married life with someone from a different culture that speaks a different language. It’s gonna be a hot mess of miscommunication and misunderstandings. (even if it was love at first sight!) 💗

That’s why I have created a complete partnership lifestyle system for how to live successfully in loving cooperation with our dogs!!

After years of study and working with thousands of dogs and their families, we have cracked the code and are able to consistently and reliably break free of this overwhelming spiral.
It starts with us, the dog moms, leading the way to a life of feeling safe, calm and happy. Our dogs (and other family members) learn how to behave and how to calm down by following our steady lead.
We learn simple partnership strategies for staying grounded, clear, and kind. We use simple frameworks and implement simple daily practices that lead to better behavior, a better bond, and a brilliant life with our dogs.
This is what you’ll learn how to do in the Brilliant Partners Academy…
… so that you and your dogs can truly enjoy your life together … and so that you can fall in love with being a dog mom again. 🐾💕
That’s what I want for you! 
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What Was Your Dream?

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When you brought your new dog home, you imagined how life will be.

You imagined: long walks in nature together…fun social events…play…vacations…dog camps…

Or maybe you imagined: training, competing … standing in the winners circle with your best dog.

Perhaps you dreamed of all the lives you could change when you became a dog training or behavior professional.

Yes, these are the things we all dream about: 

Incredible partnership with a dog we adore.

Then real life happens.

You and your dog began to struggle. You reached out for help and tried working with several trainers and multiple methods, getting more worried or frustrated by the week.

Your struggles just never seem to get resolved. You have reached out again and again for help, but it just doesn’t stick. Or just doesn’t feel right. Or simply just doesn’t work for you and your dog.

You’re left with a dog who pulls, lunges and barks when you try to go for a walk. 

Or a dog who won’t come if there is something more interesting and you don’t have a cookie in your hand. 

Or: You walk away from your runs, head down, fighting back the tears, because you KNOW your dog is better than that.

YOU’RE better than that. 

Your friends come and give you a hug. 

You try not to let your dog feel your disappointment, but it’s so hard…so frustrating.

I have been there, my friend.  I feel your pain. 

With all that being said, your relationship transformation is right around the corner … and I’d love to be your guide and your partnership coach. 

Kathy xo

There's no better time than NOW for the brilliant partners lifestyle that you and your dog deserve.

Growing into a brilliant partner alongside your dog will be challenging, but also THE MOST REWARDING thing you’ll ever do. And if you’re ready to take on this challenge, then I’m here to support you.

It only takes 3 Simple Steps

To Grow a Brilliant Partnership Life with Your Dog ...
so that you have the freedom to enjoy every day with the dog you love.

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Communicate with Clarity for Easy Understanding

Learn our partnership skills for communication, connection and dialog so that you become a love magnet your dog can’t resist responding to!

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Develop Your Dance
as Connected Partners

Our 5 Dance Step elements make it easy: your dog loves to run directly to you whenever you call, loves to stay close so you don’t often need to call, and learns to walk WITH you.
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Become Brilliant  and Balanced Partners

Use simple holistic tools to rebalance and heal; become a kind loving leader; and learn to walk in partnership with your dog for a life of freedom enjoying activities that you both love.

Skip YEARS of the training and behavior modification struggle and learn how to use simple, sustainable, proven partnership strategies...

Become a Brilliant Partners Academy Member Today!

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An online education and coaching program
for DEVOTED dog moms

You get everything you need to start right or start over with your dog. Interrupt relationship-damaging behavior patterns ... and launch empowering daily practices and skills that work in REAL LIFE!

Get clarity, coaching and ALL the skills you need so that…

It’s in the Brilliant Partners Academy that we guide, coach and mentor you to ...

... create and nurture a GREEN-ZONE LIFE for you and your dog! It’s a life where your INNER CIRCLE is so strong that you can handle whatever is happening ‘out there’.

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When You Join Our Brilliant Partners Academy Coaching Membership...

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The Complete BPA 5-Module Foundation Formula Core Training Course

I’ll guide you step-by-step through the Foundation Formula lessons as we uncover the 5C’s of our Tree of Trust that lead to brilliant partnership life with your dogs.
You’ll discover the partnership way: to call your dog so they LOVE to come; to handle unwanted habits like chasing and barking; to walk in partnership with your dog and how to transition smoothly with my ‘training wheels’ system; and so much more.
Each module has its own set of videos, workbooks, templates and tools.

By itself, this course is rich with detailed education…
and there is also the supporting role of the 3 Additional Membership Benefits.

These 3 Membership Benefits are designed to give strength to an already incredible foundation program!

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Monthly Level Up Themes!

Our monthly focus topics dive deeply into our pillars of partnership so that you and your dog can move through the 5 Partnership Stages from Starting Partners all the way up to Brilliant Partners.
Every month, we focus on important topics that will accelerate your partnership success!
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Live Spotlight Coaching Calls - 6 per Month

This is NOT your ordinary online training class … It’s a Real Coaching Program!

You’re invited to 2 Live coaching calls with Kathy every month, plus 4 additional Live coaching calls every month with our expert Certified Partnership coaches, personally trained by Kathy. Get live, face-to-face expert coaching support and feedback.
Full support, feedback and all of your questions answered in our members-only group. Our Community Manager, Member Support Manager and our Partnership Coaches fully support you on every step of your journey. Coaching support, feedback, suggestions, video reviews…we are there for you. #askacoach

Don’t worry, if you can’t make any of the coaching calls, they’ll be recorded and put in your members HUB…  AND you can submit your questions in advance if needed!

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Brilliant Partners Community

This community is one of the best parts of this program, and feels like a sisterhood.

Connect, share and engage with your sister dog moms as much as you like inside our private Facebook group. This is a fully supportive group that offers only love and empathy. 

So much support, sharing, celebrating…real friends are made and genuine, heartfelt support is freely offered. 24/7 – you are never alone with our international group. 

These bonuses are designed especially for those passionate and truly committed to reaching their true potential and making their dreams come true! That's YOU, right?

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Bonus: Brilliant Partners MasterClass Library

This is really special! You have full access to our best masterclass workshops that will guide you deeper into our partnership principles and skills and problem solving strategies! There are over 45 Masterclasses in the BPA library for you to check out as you need.

These lessons and discussions go deep … and pull in not only my own 35 years of experience, but tap into our coaches and members experiences and transformations. Very powerful stuff!

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Bonus: Quarterly Clarity Clinics

Every quarter, we’ll gather for a LIVE Online virtual training clinic. You won’t believe the results you will achieve from this level of coaching, planning, staying on track toward your dreams!

Partnership skills, mindset and confidence expansion … planning for success, coaching, and review of your submitted videos will ensure that you and your dog are on the fast track to success.

You Also Get:
Free Membership in The Brilliant Dog Foundation Builders program

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Brilliant Dog Foundation Builders: The Course

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New Trainings and Tools Every Month

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Educational, fun, and interactive trainings and tools that you can use!

Live Q+A's with our Expert Partnership Coaches

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Get your questions answered, and your worksheets and plans reviewed by our partnership coaches.

Worksheets, Guides, Templates and Planners

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All the worksheets, journals and planners to guide you every step of the way.

How to Stop Hyper Barking Guidebook

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Guidebook for Sensitive, Anxious or Reactive Dogs

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Stop the trust leaks with your hyper, anxious or reactive dog

Dog Mom's Guide to Breathe, Bond and Calm Down

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If you’re like many of us dog moms, you’re feeling a bit stressed these days!

The Brilliant Partners Academy is Expertly Designed to Guide You to Level UP through the Partnership Stages … from Starting Partners all the way to Master Partners.

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while paying just a fraction of the usual cost!

But Wait! There's More...

When you join today, You'll also get instant access to:

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🐾The Most Powerful, Positive and Proven, Step-by-Step Framework to a Brilliant Partnership with YOUR Dog

Join us for the ONLY Holistic, Positive, Heart-Centered Partnership Coaching Program You'll Find Anywhere:

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Behind the Scenes with Brilliant Partners...

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Steph has a difficult struggle with her Akbash mix...

Ros was anxious about her two Viszla girls reactivity

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Ana struggled with her border collie's reactivity

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“It’s the best decision I’ve made in years!”

“Bela was not enjoying her walks and neither were we…I was so frustrated and sad. This partnership lifestyle is so much easier! It is the best decision I have made in years.”

~Ulla K and Bela Lisbon, Portugal

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“Life is good!”

“My rescue dog Charlie was totally overwhelmed at everything in his new environment. I was exhausted, humiliated and frustrated. After BPA, I’m so happy and amazed at how wonderful life is with my dogs!”

~Sue Mimm, with Charlie and Leila Tyrol, Austria

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“Our walk today was perfect!”

“There was a time when walks were difficult, unhappy and uncomfortable … but today, our walk was perfect. I am here, standing on the building blocks of the Brilliant Partners Academy … … all the insights and wisdom of classes, live coaching, sharing with and learning from fellow BeePees.”

~Marianne with Clover and Bowie Huntington, NY

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“What do I say about a program that changed despair to joy?”

“My dream dog had become a nightmare, my life was in turmoil and my family was miserable. With our partnership foundation, life is liberating, joyful and totally works! Who knew?”

~Dee and Phalen

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“I'm so proud of my 3 fur kids, and forever grateful for Kathy and her program.”

“I thought: I’ve tried everything, training classes, behavior sessions, reactive dog classes, I have nothing to lose. 10 months later, we all enjoying our Brilliant Partners lifestyle and I’m so proud of my 3 fur kids!”

~Bettina, with Murphy, Mary and Bear

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“Kicked out of obedience class … to brilliant partners!”

"After being kicked out of obedience class, I found Kathy Kawalec. Instead of focusing on obedience and training, we breathed a sigh of relief and began focusing on appreciating each other and observing and listening to each other. Life since is a daily delight with my girl!”

~Jane and Skye

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a new dog mom, will this work for me?

Absolutely! This works especially well for new dog moms. The right start along with partnership skills will create a better bond, a better relationship and better communication for a life of happiness with your new dog!

I'm an experienced dog mom, will this be valuable for me?

No doubt about it! Brilliant Partners Academy is disrupting the outdated dog obedience culture, and will provide you with a fresh, modern way to connect with and help your dogs to reach their true potential with you. You'll have all the resources you need to start right or start over with your dog or puppy.

What if I can't attend the Q+A calls Live, because of my schedule?

Replays!! Many of our dog moms catch the replays - it's so convenient ... and you get to choose what time is best for you. Plus, you can post your question in advance and your coach will answer during the live call, and you can listen/watch later.

Does this only work for a certain type of dog?

This works for all puppies and dogs of any age, breed/mix, or history ... even if your dog is reactive, hyper, anxious, fearful, non-cooperative ... and even if you have tried 'everything' and nothing has worked.

We have literally hundreds of real dog moms with real dogs in real life in all varieties of environments who have transformed their life with their difficult dogs, and they started with this foundation work, just like you.

I'm not tech-savvy. Will I be able to make this work?

Yes. You can easily access everything from your phone, tablet, laptop, or computer. You'll need internet access and your favorite device - that's it!

When will I get access:

You will receive an email with all of the details within minutes of your purchase, and you can login and get started immediately! Just follow the roadmap and you'll be on your way to a brilliant partnership life with your dog.

Can I cancel the membership anytime?

Yes, you can cancel anytime. Simply let us know 48hrs before your renewal date (monthly or annual) and we'll happily care of it for you!

Is there a money-back guarantee?

Yes, we have a 7-Day, 100% money back guarantee. We'll happily refund 100% of your money if you cancel within 7 Days.

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