Meet the Owner

Giene Keyes

Giene Keyes, CPDT-KA is the Owner of Dog Face, LLC. Giene started working with dog behavior in 1990 when she adopted a 4-year old Greyhound from the racing track.  To date he is the most severe separation anxiety case that she has seen.  He taught Giene about the psyche and learning process of dogs.  It wasn’t until Giene was training her little pot-bellied Labrador puppy in 1995 that she became interested in the training process of canines.  Starting her small training business in 1997 she developed her own methods and ideas of positive reinforcement.  She took what she had learned from her Greyhound, as well as positive methods she used to train horses, to create what is now the base of our training methods in the classes we teach today.

Giene is a professional dog trainer and behavior specialist in Southern Wisconsin. After winning Best of Madison for two years in a row, Giene sold her Madison Dog Daycare to devote her time to dog behavior and helping owners create harmony with their pets in their homes. Specializing in aggression and difficult dog cases, Giene also works with rescue groups and shelters, evaluating dogs for adoption, developing Canine Aggression Management programs, and educating staff on dog language and behaviors.  She has provided behavior consultations for service dog organizations and rescue groups throughout the Midwest.  She is contacted by police departments to work with individuals that have dangerous dogs. As a mother of 3 young children, Giene also realizes the importance of family dog training. She incorporates realistic training methods and helps to incorporate dogs into the family. She is an Instructor with the American Red Cross in Pet CPR and First Aid, a Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator with the American Kennel Club, and a Licensed Judge with the WI Dept of Ag, Trade & Consumer Protection.  Giene routinely presents seminars on dog behavior and training as well as educating her staff on dog body language and pack mentality.

Giene is one of the only dog behavior experts in the area that is also a Mom. She can offer effective, realistic training methods that are family friendly too!

Giene is available for seminars and speeches on dog training and behavior. Giene's expertise on training dogs along with her excellent people skills make her wonderful choice to speak on any dog topic! She has given seminars for shelters, rescue groups and individual training groups. Giene is also available for writing dog training and behavior articles for your monthly newsletters, web site behavior pages, etc.

Please call or email the Dog Face office for rates and availability.

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