Kayla M. Fratt

Animal behavior expert, writer, world traveler.

Let's get to know each other.

Animal Behavior Expert

I'm one of only ~300 Certified Dog Behavior Consultants in the World and am a sought-after expert in canine behavior.

Hire a writer who has published hundreds of articles on animal behavior and biology and has been quoted by Wirecutter, Hill's Science Diet, How Stuff Works, and more.  I specialize in difficult behavior cases like aggression and anxiety. I'm not just going to Google something. If you want to write about dogs, I am one of the experts.

Fast, Efficient Writer

I got a degree in biology on the "block plan" of 3.5-week classes. I love working with deadlines.

The block plan taught me when it's time to put my head down and get to work. I learned to immerse myself in my writing and my studies, and I still do this today. I'm motivated to learn and get good results so that I can spend my weekends in the mountains or on the ocean. My work is deadline-focused, in-depth, and science-oriented.

World Traveler

I spent much of 2018-2019 traveling the world, driving from Canada to Panama with my dog and my partner.

This means I'm a true remote-work expert. I'm also fluent in Spanish and have a lot of experience navigating borders in countries like Guatemala and Nicaragua. Driving the Pan-American highway has always been one of my dreams, and I made it a dog-friendly reality. Working remotely allowed me to build Journey Dog Training to its current size!

I have worn a lot of hats. In the past, I've:

  • Helped revamp the decisionmaking process regarding outcomes of animals in an animal shelter.
  • Instructed other dog trainers on how to conduct virtual behavior consultations.
  • Mist netted bats in the Amazon rainforest and birds in the Chiricahua Mountains.
  • Clicker trained hippos.

  • Trained thousands of dogs of all shapes, sizes, and behavior problems.
  • Founded a college Nordic ski team.
  • Competed in 50-kilometer ski marathons (and a few running marathons).
  • Studied the factors influencing stress and stereotypic behaviors in zoo-housed gorillas.
  • Researched functional vocalizations of Monk Parakeets.