Meet The Trainers

Tyler Parsons Co-Owner

My name is Tyler Parsons. I am a recent transplant to Colorado from Kansas and have lived in the area for almost 2 years. While growing up, I lived in a house with four German Shepherd dogs which I helped to train as cadaver dogs. Currently, I live with my wife and two dogs, a lab/shepherd mix named Karma and a miniature schnauzer named Stasia. While in Kansas, I was the lead trainer for the Kansas Humane Society where I would lead classes such as puppy and basic manners. During my time I also assisted with reactive dog classes and was a Canine Good Citizen evaluator. After working for the Kansas Humane Society, I was the owner and lead trainer of Outside the Box Pet Solutions. I provided services such as private consultations and worked to find unique solutions for individuals who live with disabilities to be able to build bonds with their pets. Since moving to Colorado, I have worked as an adoption counselor at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and have also volunteered with their behavior team. I look forward to working with your whole family to help bridge the gap between family and pet.


Kat Salcedo Co-Owner

Kat has had a strong passion for dogs since she was a little girl.  Before she could read, all she wanted was books with pictures of dogs. Kat loves to study dogs, their behaviors, and breeds.  With the help of books, podcasts, videos, and her own passion, she helped build up her pup’s (Kyle’s) confidence and now he’s a wonderful little member of society. Her enthusiasm for training her own pup gave her the inspiration to help other dogs stay in their forever homes. 
After visiting Denver, she loved how dog-forward (not just dog-friendly) Denver is and fell in love with the mountains! She decided to leave her job in NYC and pursue her dreams of working with dogs. She started her career with dog handling and dog walking, and has been able to hone in her instincts at understanding dog body language and behavior. She has been training Denver dogs for 2 years and avidly pursues ongoing continuing education and professional development by attending several seminars and keeping current on industry practices. 
Prior to her career in training, Kat worked as an executive assistant, caring for people’s finances and homes. She uses that experience and manages the Padfoot In-home services to give the best support to your home and your pets. Kat’s mission is to not only help dogs cope with their new environments, but to teach dog owners how to communicate with their furry friend!


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