Before joining the QK team, Kate began private lessons as a client of QK close to four years ago with her black Labrador Skye. Since then she has successfully passed Skye through Senior Level AKC hunts test. This year she looks forward to testing Skye’s two year old son Blue this year in the Senior level with their sights set on the Master Level in the future. Kate’s love for retriever training grew quickly into a passion over the past few years and is now her primary focus outside of work. Kate also owns two other Labradors, Lucky and Ricki, and a Portuguese Pointer, Kona. Kate is an avid outdoor and nature lover who enjoys hunting, particularly upland hunting with her dogs.
Born and raised in Wallingford, CT, Kate’s love for animals started at a young age. At the age of sixteen Kate graduated high school early to work as an apprentice horse trainer at a dressage stable; where she worked for many years. Kate’s extensive equine care and training knowledge has helped her transition into the dog training arena.
Kate graduated from Charter Oak State College with a BS in Marketing and Management and is also member of the internal marketing team here at QK Dogs. In addition, she has run her own photography business, Kate Lussier Photography llc, for the past four years. Kate’s photography career has primarily focused on canine and equine subjects. Kate now offers her photography packages at a discount for in-house QK Dogs clients through the kennel.