MEET THE STAFF
Catherine "Cat" Clutton has spent years working professionally with both pet dogs and working canines resulting in a wide range of unique experience in the dog world. She graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Animal Sciences and Microbiology. She worked as a Service Dog Trainer for iK9—a private company producing service dogs and emotional support dogs for military veterans under the guidance of the VA. After iK9, she went to work for Auburn University's Canine Performance Sciences where she developed detection dogs for Auburn's state-of-the-art program. She founded REkALIBRATED k9 in 2017 with the desire to increase the average dog owner's access to safe, fun dog activities and educational resources.
She actively participates in canine-assisted therapy and a variety of dog sports with her own dogs and is always encouraging others to do the same. She maintains a certification in Pet First Aid and makes keeping up with the latest research and discussions on canine behavior a priority. She is one of only 14 Certified Professional Dog Trainers in the state of Alabama, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. She has been an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator since 2016.
Cat Clutton, CPDT-KA
Becky Jones is a two-time Auburn alum who is passionate about improving the bond between people and their animals. She started working as a veterinary assistant in 2012, graduated with her BS in Organismal Biology in 2016, and graduated with her MS in Biomedical Sciences in 2018. Becky's first foray into the world of training was teaching her betta fish to jump through hoops when she lived in the Auburn dorms. While she was a student, she volunteered at the Southeastern Raptor Center helping to train the birds of prey used in their educational programs.
She has two dogs of her own: a coonhound/whippet mix named Lilly and an English Shepherd named Macintosh, and actively participates in various dog sports with them, including agility, dock diving, canine disc, and Barn Hunt.
Becky Jones, MS
Samantha Gann is an Auburn University graduate with a BS degree in Animal Science. Sam grew up loving animals and knew that she wanted to make a career out of working with them. She has three years of experience working as a veterinary assistant with small animals and exotics. During her time at the veterinary hospital, she helped train and rehabilitate the dogs and cats that would come through the rescue portion of the hospital. Sam also has several years of experience training detection canines.
Sam currently resides in Opelika with her husband and three dogs: a Golden Retriever named Aubie, a German Shepherd named Jerry Lee, and a Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd mix named Tucker.
Kaytlan Casares is an Air Force brat from CA who was first introduced into the dog training world by her father, a retired K-9 handler. As she puts it, she has always had a German Shepherd in the house! She has been traveling her whole life and has lived in ND, TX, AK, Turkey, and finally AL.
She graduated from Prattville High School before spending the next 4 years at Auburn for Pre-Veterinary Medicine with a focus in Organismal Biology. She was a part of Auburn’s Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Club from 2013-2016 before becoming the club’s Service Chair for 2016-2017. She's dabbled in DJing for Auburn’s Campus Radio from 2013-2016, WEGL. During that time, she also volunteered at: Storybook Farm, Southeastern Raptor Center, Macon County Humane Society, iK9, Global K9 Solutions, and Canine Performance Sciences. After graduation, she spent the summer working for Auburn University out in Conecuh National Forest as well as Geneva State Forest conducting research and data collection for the state of Alabama on gopher tortoises and the longleaf pine ecosystem. She also did a side project with LiDAR surveying the vegetation for bat habitats within the same ecosystem.
She has a little border collie mutt named Sullivan whose favorite past-times include chasing his cat-sibling Kiki around the house and outings with his people.
Customer Care Specialist