About Caity

Dear dog owner,

My name is Caity Bruttig, I am the owner and head trainer of Balanced Behavior Dog Training and Pet Care. I have been raising and training a variety of animals all my life. I began professionally caring for animals in 2005 when I got a job working with horses. In 2007, while pursuing my undergraduate degree at Sonoma State University, I began working with dogs and have never looked back. I was hired by Olivet Kennel and Dog Training Resort and was given the opportunity to apprentice with well-known master dog trainer Sapir Weiss, who has over 35 years of experience training dogs and their owners. I started as a kennel technician, moved up to manage the kennel and then became an assistant trainer. For six years, Sapir taught me how to work with both dogs and their owners in order to develop the balanced behavior approach I use now.

I also had the opportunity to work part time at a small non-profit animal shelter. There I gained valuable knowledge in evaluating behavior by setting up training and foster programs for the dogs in the shelter. It was hard work but very rewarding to see dogs get a chance at finding a new home.

Most recently, I have been providing in-home lessons for an established trainer in the South Bay. As a result of these experiences, I have been exposed to and trained a multitude of different breeds and owners.

As a Healdsburg native it has always been my dream to start my own business here in the Wine Country and now that has become my reality. It is my pleasure to bring these services to you and your dogs.

I look forward to getting to know you and your dog!

- Caity Hastings