The Team

My name is Cathy Daugaard, I am the owner and trainer for Family Dog Training.

How I Got Started Training Dogs

I truly love dogs and want the best for them and their owners. Your pet is precious to you and I appreciate your trust by allowing me to train your dog. I will do whatever it takes, within the confines of the class setting, to help your dog become an ideal companion and I will never knowingly disappoint you.

  • Licensed & Insured – 30+ Years Experience
  • Certified Nat’l Asso. of Dog Obedience Instructors
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen & Puppy S.T.A.R. Evaluators

Hi, I am Nauti!  No, not naughty, I am a very good girl–Nauti is short for my registered name:  Nautilus.

I am a German Shepherd Dog from European working lines.  My coloring is called sable, and is a typical color for a working German Shepherd.  I am trained and titled in IGP (aka schutzhund) and AKC obedience and its really fun when I win!

These days I am mostly retired and help Cathy train other dogs by demonstrating certain techniques, socializing puppies, and serving as a distraction for dog(s) in training.