The Experts

Meet Our Training Expert

Lisa Desatnik, CPDT-KA, CPBC, is a certified dog trainer through the internationally recognized Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers; and, is a certified Fear Free Dog Training Professional. She is also a certified parrot behavior consultant. An animal lover her entire life, she began studying Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as it relates to helping pets and their people succeed over 17 years ago; and continually takes courses from leading positive trainers and behaviorists.

Lisa offers individualized coaching on dog and puppy training, as well as one-on-one training for pets, using and teaching the most positive strategies for dog manners behaviors as well as solving and preventing pet problem behaviors. For families with children, she applies lessons from her My Dog’s Super Hero curriculum to teach how dogs communicate, and how to be a safe and positive dog teacher and friend. Additionally, she shares her knowledge through her columns in CincyPet Magazine, Living Magazines, and speaking engagements. Learn more about her, and contact her, at

Meet Our Veterinary Experts

Dr. Katie Hogan is a full-time veterinarian at Grady Veterinary Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She works with dogs, cats, and exotic companion animals and is dedicated to furthering the human-animal bond. In her free time, she creates online content for her blog,, which is dedicated to helping pets, pet parents, and veterinarians live the best lives imaginable.

Dr. Katie is originally from Frankfort, Kentucky. She went to Murray State University for her undergraduate studies and obtained a bachelor’s of science degree in agriculture. She attended Auburn University for veterinary school, graduating in 2016. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Katie enjoys horseback riding, camping, and kayaking. She lives in Kentucky with her wife and their five pets: three dogs, two cats, and a lizard named Buckley.