Be A

Brilliant Partner

to have a brilliant life

Brilliant Partners are kind, loving, calm, clear, confident, and cooperative ... and when WE learn how to be a Brilliant Partner, our dogs do too.

Become a  Brilliant Partners Academy Member – Join Us During Your Special Offer Enrollment Promotion for Partnership Kickstarter Mini-Course Students:


You're invited to join us for ongoing personalized education and coaching so that you can nurture and grow a connected and cooperative partnership lifestyle with your dog.

Congratulations on taking the first step to a partnership lifestyle with your dogs...

In this kickstarter course, we’ve focused on shifting your mindset to seek a better understanding of your dog and your relationship…digging under the surface to discover important clues for how you and your dog CAN live cooperatively together…
letting you experience for yourself that:
“Unleashing the power of partnership is the simplest and most sustainable path to a life of connection, cooperation and freedom with your dog …
YOU can have the freedom to do all you dream of doing with your dogs. You CAN have the kind of partnership that I’ve been telling you about, and I KNOW that you can do this.
Now, I’m not saying that it’s a piece of cake. We do have to work at it. We need to have the inspiration and the motivation to WANT that kind of life with our dogs.
And, it really helps to have some help from someone who’s been there, figured it out, and is willing to guide you through the process. 
That’s why I made this kickstarter course for you, and that’s why I created the full Brilliant Partners Academy program … where I teach a deep dive into all of these skills that you need … guiding my students along their path from Stressed-out Starting Partners to Confident Brilliant Partners.
Let me tell you about our Brilliant Partners Academy coaching program, so you can decide if you’d like to take advantage of this special offer.

"Become the Brilliant Partner your dog deserves… so that together, you and your dog can reach your True Potential."

Your Partnership Roadmap
  • 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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An online education and coaching program
for modern dog moms

ALL Dogs need ONE thing to thrive :
 To feel Safe, Calm and Happy

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.

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…

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.
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 feel calm, happy and truly enjoy your life together.
That’s what I want for you!
From the moment we bring our new dog home, we imagine walks in nature, fun social events, snuggling and laughing and sharing a happy life.
Then real life happens and we begin to struggle with our dog’s behavior. Cue stress, worry and overwhelm, right?
I want to set your mind at ease. As a passionate dog mom with 30+ years as a professional dog trainer and holistic behavior consultant, I’ve taught thousands of dog parents simple partnership lifestyle secrets…so they can feel calm, happy and have the freedom to do all they love together.
I can teach you too..

In the Brilliant Partners Academy, we focus on learning how to get calm behavior, a better bond and a brilliant life with our Sensitive, Anxious, Hyper or Reactive Dogs — through Trust, Understanding and Partnership…

…Without Time Consuming or Difficult Training Setups.

It’s time to say NO to:

…and YES to love, trust and cooperation.

This program will guide you how to be the kind, clear and loving leader that your dog needs to be a calm, cooperative member of your family.
We work on helping you to ‘speak dog’, and to teach your dog how to behave as a loved member of the family … without needing to do training sessions, or to train obedience. 
You will learn the skills for a partnership lifestyle built on trust and connection with your dog , so that…
Your dog comes running eagerly, every time you invite them to come to you!

Your dog patiently waits at doorways, and gateways until you invite them through…without training a sit/stay.

Your dog feels calm and attentive to you, even when there are distractions.

• You and your dog learn the skills of leash walking in partnership.

• Your dog understands how to greet people calmly, without needing to jump up.

You have the skills to communicate with your dog, so that your dog understands, and looks to you for guidance.

The Tree

of Trust

The Tree of Trust is like a spiral – the bulding blocks for our partnership lifestyle are the 5C’s that we touch over and over again in a tapestry of creation as we travel our path from starting partnership to master partnership.

As we learn and implement the 5C’s, we continue expanding our understanding and our ability to incorporate the partnership principles into our lifestyle.

All successful relationships follow the 5 C’s that grow on The Tree of Trust:
Communicate – Delightful Dialog
Clarity – Clear is Kind
Competence – Manage Your Mind
Connection – Be in Balance
Collaborate – Partners in Possibility
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of Partnership

Our path to a brilliant partnership lifestyle is supported by the four pillars of partnership:
  1. Mindset + Thinking
  2. Foundation Skills
  3. Loving Leadership
  4. All lead to TRUST
Pillars of Partnership

As we travel the path of partnership, these pillars are the cornerstones of our lifestyle and expand in an endless and synergistic flow that leads to deeper trust, a stronger bond and greater resiliency to handle the challenges life brings to all of us.

Everything starts with our mindset and our thinking about what a partnership lifestyle really is.

Our mindset is centered around TRUST, consent and deep listening. Our thinking is never about ‘fixing’ our dog or shaping our dog’s behavior for compliance or to fit into a mold that ‘all dogs are supposed to fit into’ … 

We are continually asking the question: 

“How can I be a better partner, role model, loving leader and clear communicator, so that my dog and I can live cooperatively, and in harmony?”

Some of the partnership skills are about understanding the ‘mechanics’ of interspecies communication, like how to use your body to invite your dog, and how to effectively use the leash as a tool of connection, and how to interrupt unwanted behavior, and what foods are best suited for your dog’s personality profile.

But the REAL POWER of PARTNERSHIP is unseen...

It’s about how we choose to think, and how we choose to feel.

It’s about invisible connections of the heart.

It’s about intentions and mindfulness…

It’s about love and respect and agency.

It’s how we live … in brilliant partnership with our dogs!

🐾“True understanding and real dialog get the relationship you dream about … and your dog will LOVE you for it!”

~Kathy Kawalec


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Build your Foundation
Easy to implement communication, connection and partnership lifestyle skills build trust and bring calm.
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Grow Your Relationship
Having a loving, respectful relationship and an attentive, responsive dog is simple with the partnership roadmap.
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Become Brilliant Partners
A deep bond and heart connection result in having the freedom to enjoy the life of your dreams with your dog.


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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.

The Foundation Formula Self-Paced Training Course

The Foundation Formula Is Your Core Program…with 5 Modules Full of Amazing Content
I’ll guide you step-by-step through the Lessons in the Foundation Formula, as we uncover the Tree of Trust and the 5C’s that will build your solid foundation and lead to brilliant partnership with your dogs…and get you the best start possible for herding, agility, obedience…anything and everything! 
Each module has comprehensive video lessons that you can watch as many times as you need…and each module has it’s own set of downloadable PDF’s for your homework and fun exercises including Partnership Practice and Success Maximizers. 
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By itself, the Foundation Formula 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!

Your 3 Partnership Mastery Benefits:

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#1. Brilliant Partners Community

There is NO other group that offers this level of positive partnership support. You are not alone!!

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. 

This community is one of the best parts of this program. So much support, sharing, celebrating…real friends are made and genuine, heartfelt support is freely offered. You are not alone!!
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#2. Monthly Level Up Themes!

Our Monthly Focus Topics dive deeply into our Pillars of Partnership so that you and your dog can reach your true potential, and become ever more brilliant together…month after month and year after year.

We’ll be covering topics like:

That’s just the start – every month, we focus on important topics that will accelerate your partnership success!
Don’t worry, everything is recorded and put in your members HUB…
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#3 COACHING CALLS ... All Live, with Kathy or a DH Certified Partnership Coach!

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

That means that you are invited to two LIVE Coaching calls with Kathy EVERY MONTH so she can personally answer your questions … 
and help you solve any roadblocks that have come up for you and your dog. 
PLUS – 2-4 additional LIVE coaching calls with one of our awesome certified partnership coaches EVERY MONTH! Our coaches have been intensively and personally trained by Kathy, and they are experts in helping our BeePees grow a brilliant partnership with their dogs!

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!

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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Quarterly Clarity Clinics

Every quarter, we’ll gather for a LIVE Online virtual coaching 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.

Winners Circle here you come!! And, to be sure: winners circle is defined as YOUR DREAM … whether it’s living life to its fullest, dog sports training or competing … or reading to kids at the library. If you can dream it, it is possible … and we will support you every step of the way.


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

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For as long as you want to stay, you're locked in at this special rate. (Reg $59/mo) You can cancel at anytime.
$ 49/mo


Or Save $200 with a SPECIAL ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP (Reg $597/yr) LIMITED TIME ONLY and you get locked in at this special rate
$ 397/yr


GUARANTEE: Try BPA out for 7 Days, and if you don't love it, just send an email to and cancel for a full refund, no questions asked.​

What Happens After I Join BPA? How Does It Work?

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

Rhiannon turns life around for her rescued feral dog

Ana struggled with her border collie's reactivity

Charlene helped her traumatized dog feel loved

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Alicia creates harmony with her rescues

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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

Do I need to sign a contract, or commit to a certain amount of time?

No, you may cancel your membership subscription at any time before it renews. Simply email Kathy at least 48 hours before your monthly or annual renewal date ... that's it!! Easy peasy.

Is there a guarantee?

Absolutely! Try BPA out for up to 7 Days, and if you don't love it, just send an email to to cancel your membership for a full refund, no questions asked. After 7 days: Stay as long as you want! It's like a family, and many members never leave! Cancel Monthly membership subscription any month. Cancel Annual membership subscription before your annual renewal date.

What if I enjoy training my dog ... will I have to stop my positive reinforcement training?

Absolutely not! In fact, you'll find that your level of success will dramatically increase when you add in this partnership based foundation! Remember ... our partnership lifestyle meets the core needs of our dogs ... and the training is the additional stuff.

I'm really busy...I'm not sure I have time for this.

One of my philosophies in life is to make choices on how to spend my valuable resources like time and money, and choose where my dreams can be nurtured, and I can live the life I envision. I hope you do the same.

Yes, You will need to devote time to watch the video lessons, and catch the coaching calls live or on replay...

Remember: a partnership lifestyle is just that - no need for special training sessions, setups and all that. I want to spend my precious time enjoying my life ... not struggling with unnecessary training ... and I want that for your too. And you have 24/7 access to the entire program for as long as you're a member, so you set the schedule that works for you!

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

Replays!! Many of our BeePees catch the replays - it's so convenient ... and you get to choose what time is best for you.

What if I am not on Facebook? Will I be able to use the program?

Yes. All of our courses, replays, masterclasses, workbooks etc are organized for easy access inside of our members HUB...a special website just for my members to enjoy! That said, there are easy ways for you to join our community discussions which are AWESOME without getting sucked into endless social scrolling. There are apps to help you with that, so that you only go directly into the BPA page. It's worth it, really!! But it's also ok if you don't. xo

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