MaryKaye Kendrick, IAABC-ADT, SBA, Family Paws Parent Educator

  • Illinois consultant. Travel radius extends to Aurora, Elmhurst, Plainfield, Homer Glen, and Burr Ridge.
  • Services include: in-home consultations.
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MaryKaye Kendrick, IAABC-ADT, SBA, Family Paws Parent Educator, is a dog trainer and behavior consultant with Pet Harmony. She enjoys working with both dogs and humans by meeting them where they are in their educational journeys. She also enjoys attending science-based seminars about animal training and behavior to advance her skills and knowledge.

MaryKaye found her way to animal behavior by first working in human mental health and teaching. She graduated from Illinois Benedictine College (now Benedictine University) with a BA in Psychology. After graduation she was a Case Manager for PLOWS Council on Aging which included assessing seniors at risk for mental health/behavioral concerns as well as aiding and advocating for senior citizens who were victims of exploitation and abuse. After her career in social work, MaryKaye started teaching preschool and kindergarten at Montessori Moppet Centre, Inc. where she stayed for 17 years and loved helping kids not only academically but also with their social/emotional growth.

MaryKaye has been volunteering with the Naperville Area Humane Society since 2011 and has volunteered over 1200 hours with NAHS. Her volunteer tasks have included training and behavior modification for challenging dogs, mentoring and training new volunteers, and fostering kittens and puppies in her home. MaryKaye has been professionally dog training since 2017 and joined the Pet Harmony team in 2018. .

MaryKaye is a Family Paws Parent Educator, an Accredited Dog Trainer & a Shelter Behavior Affiliate through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and her dog, Fonzy, has earned his NW1 title from the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW).