Joyce Gamsby Kesling & Boudicca

Responsible Dog and Cat Sarasota Florida

Responsible Dog is in Sarasota Florida .  We use the most widely accepted scientific and advanced methods to train puppies,  improve social skills, work with rescues and newly adopted adult and adolescent dogs and help resolve behavior problems with your veterinarians referral. We provide puppy training, teach dog manners and instruct and educate you about dog behavior.  We also offer dog boarding and specialized dog daycare.

Because we care and want only the best for you and your pets, we want to be sure your pet has first been thoroughly checked by your veterinarian before scheduling a behavior consult and why we require a veterinary referral.  

Read why this is important here http://www.diamondsintheruff.com/healthandbehavior.html first!  

Responsible Dog and Cat is owned by Joyce D. Kesling.  Joyce is a certified dog behavior consultant, associate certified cat behavior consultant and member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.  To review IAABC, who we are and our mission statement go here http://iaabc.org/about to review our code of ethics go here http://iaabc.org/about/ethics .  You can find members using the international member locator here http://iaabc.org/consultants .

Joyce is also a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.  You can learn about APDT here http://apdt.com/about/who.aspx their mission statement here http://apdt.com/about/mission.aspx , code of conduct here http://apdt.com/about/code.aspx , position statements here http://apdt.com/about/ps/default.aspx and member locator here http://apdt.com/petowners/ts/default.aspx .  You will also find an article on what to look for when choosing a dog trainer at the top of the page.

Responsible Dog & Cat serves the following communities: Sarasota, Siesta Key, Long Boat Key, Bird Key, Casey Key, Lakewood Ranch, Osprey, Nokomis.


Responsible Dog and Cat carries liability insurance for your and our protection. Coverage includes dog training, behavior modification, kenneling, and daycare.

We provide the most effective training and behavior plans based on your needs. We use dog friendly training methods.  We’re concerned about your dog’s behavioral wellness. We require veterinary referral for all behavior cases.