Chelsey Montgomery 

Owner & Lead Trainer

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Chelsey Montgomery is the owner and lead trainer of Knallhart Kennels & Training Academy, specializing in providing the most personalized and elite dog training in the Midwest. She is committed to helping all owners and their canines reach their goals as efficiently as possible. Her unique program is formulated with both positive reinforcement and corrective training and structured to ensure that her clients understand the dog psychology behind all the training that is taking place. Chelsey's methods have had proven results. Her goal is to ensure all her clients to feel as though they can handle, train and live alongside their canine with ease!


Chelsey has experience in AKC obedience and has trained, competed and titled multiple dogs, even placing with a top rank in the Companion Dog Excellence class (CDX, AKC’s second highest competition level) and has also been invited to compete at the National AKC obedience competition in Orlando, Florida multiple consecutive years .  She has experience training and certifying service dogs and therapy dogs for the disabled and volunteers her time in her community using her training dogs to help those with disabilities.


Chelsey has solved countless behavior modification cases (aggression, leash pulling, excessive barking, etc.) and is willing to take on nearly any case confidently. She always takes the time to ensure that she trains her human clients so that they feel comfortable and understand the dog psychology and processes behind all the training that she does.

Chelsey strives to be honest and transparent about the training that your dog needs. 


Chelsey is always looking for ways to expand her skills and her most recent venture has been joining the protection, working dog Schutzhund sport. She trains with the Mid- Iowa Working Dog Club with her personal German Shepherd Dog canines.

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Chelsey Montgomery is certified through the AKC as an approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and well as through the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) as an elite level dog trainer. She is definitely a jack of all trades when it comes to canines. 

There hasn't been a dog she hasn't been able to train and client she hasn't been able to help!

If you are looking for a fun, experienced trainer to help you and your dog achieve success, contact Chelsey today!