The goal of Kindred Spirits is to help families and their dogs to build happy and successful life-long relationships. Liz Palika has been teaching dogs and their owners in San Diego's North County for 25 years. Her training is based on an understanding of dogs and what makes them 'tick.' With her business partners Petra Burke and Kate Abbott, Kindred Spirits Dog Training in Vista, CA has more than 700 dogs per year in its dog training program. In addition to puppy, beginning and intermediate classes, Kindred Spirits offers fun activities for families and their dogs: agility, trick training, therapy dog training, carting, flyball, and an assortment of special events like canine freestyle (dancing with your dog) and their annual Halloween party. Safety training events include an annual rattlesnake avoidance clinic and Red Cross Pet First Aid. All of these take place at their beautiful park-like outdoor facility in Vista.