Meet the Trainer

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Claire Silvey set up Gallatin K9 Dog Training to offer the people of Montana a better path forward to improving the relationship and connection with their dog, through a balanced, safe, and effective method of training.

She is a lifelong animal lover and has been training dogs and horses all her life. Having spent a lifetime educating herself on the methodology and philosophy of horse riding she decided to take a deeper look at dog training after seeing a need for it in the area. She spent many years working with the Big Sky Working Dogs learning about the sport of IGP, advanced obedience, tracking and protection work.

As a lifelog student professional education is paramount to being the best and Claire has studied with, and continues to pursue education through, these programs:

  • Top Tier K9 School - Pet Dog Trainer Program 

  • Michael Ellis School of Dog Training 

  • Continuing education seminars through Big Sky Working Dogs

  • Training Without Conflict Methodology 

  • NePoPo system of training


She is focused on continuing education for herself and is always seeking to be a better trainer and teacher and loves taking educational classes, seminars and dog training and psychology courses.


Claire has had five dogs, and fostered many, from the Montana Belgian Malinois & Dutch Shepherd Rescue and loves being a part of the rescue effort of these amazing dogs for many years. She currently owns three dogs, a retired Belgian Malinois that she competed in IGP with, a Dutch Shepherd who is in training for IGP and PSA and her demo dog Rocky who is always a crowd favorite!

Owning a dog is an amazing and rewarding experience, but also a responsibility, not a luxury. Training your pet properly will lead you to a greater understanding of the animal, and she firmly believes in the owner-pet relationship needs to be one of mutual understanding and respect. You will be immersed fully in the training process, and with this holistic approach, owners end up learning as much as their pets and have fun doing it 


I'm excited to use my knowledge and experience to help you create the very best training experience and have a dog that is a joy to own. 

Call to find out more about my unique approach to training and how I can help you! 

Claire Silvey

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Claire Silvey is a proud member of these professional organizations. 
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