Dogs are family.
I believe this to my core and built my company around this idea. The relationships we have with our dogs can be some of the longest and deepest we’ll experience in our lifetimes. Dogs make our lives better by their presence. And in return, we have the responsibility—and pleasure—of providing love, structure & the highest quality of life that we can. We're all here to help you do that.
Kate Titus, Founder & Owner
My relationship with a dog changed my life & set us on this course to help families stay together. In 2005, I was adopted by a handsome & stubborn hound, Harley, soon after the sudden passing of my mother. Over the years, we’ve built a deep & meaningful relationship that led me to launch A Loyal Companion in 2008. He has a mind of his own & isn’t afraid to use it, but that’s what makes me love him. His loyalty, trust, respect & never-ending supply of silly grins adds an element to my life that nothing else could.
University of Tennessee certificate program in Canine Physical Rehabilitation, courses in canine rehabilitation, physical/electrotherapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise prescription/aquatic therapy, designing & implementing rehabilitation programs, comprehensive pain management
FitPAWS Master Trainer, courses in canine body mechanics, anatomy, functional movement, behavior, nutrition, and fundamentals of canine fitness and conditioning.
Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure & Massage, Certified Canine Therapeutic and Sports Massage Therapist
Purdue University Veterinary Technology Program, foundational courses in anatomy, physiology and pharmacology
Continuing Education Seminars
VSCOT, Management of Osteoarthritis Pain with a Multi-Modal Approach
K-Laser USA, Emerging Trends in Veterinary Laser Technology: Revolutioninzing Pain Management and Wound Healing
Triple Crown Academy, Pet Obedience Instructor: Theory and Application of Canine Behavior
Community service is also a family affair. Kate and Harley volunteered with Gabriel's Angels, providing pet therapy for at-risk children in Southern Arizona. Kate is a board member of the Gabriel's Angel's Southern AZ advisory board.
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Nikki started her career as a pet sitter in 2007. Knowing she wanted to work with dogs as a career, she moved into working in a dog daycare setting, where she built her foundation of dog behavior and dog body language as well as learning different styles of play and its impact of the energy of the pack.
In late 2011, she earned a full time manager position of the dog daycare. During this time, her work with a timid and fearful German Shepherd Dog sparked her interest in further canine behavior work and education. She attended That's My Dog training school in Dubuque, Iowa where she added clicker training and low-level e-collar training to her skills. She also attended Chap Mackin workshops where she learned more about canine behavior and socialization.
Nikki wouldn't trade working with dogs for any other career.