About Drew

Hello! My name is Drew Kaufman and I am an Animal Behavior College (ABC) Certified Dog Trainer with over 14 years experience in dog training. Animal Behavior College (ABC) is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school. As part of my certification requirements, I completed an externship at the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission (JARM) in Ridgeland, SC. My year-long commitment to that program provided me with a formal education in canine obedience training and an understanding of behavior.

I’m passionate about continuing education and staying current with the most effective training methods. Throughout the years I’ve honed my skills by taking continuing education courses with Leerburg Online University. I’ve taken courses in Dealing with Dominant and Aggressive Dogs, The Power of Training Dogs with Markers, Obedience and Behavior Foundations Parts 1 & 2, Intermediate Dog Obedience, Leash Skills, and Remote Collar Training. My certification, education, and experience provide me the skills required to effectively and humanely train your dog while keeping alive the spark that makes your dog so special to you.

When not training and walking dogs, Drew enjoys tennis, running, and attending concerts.

Quick Facts About Drew & Just a Walk in the Park

Dogs have always been part of my life with my family having pets that included Akitas, Dalmatians, Greyhounds and most recently Rhodesian Ridgebacks. And then four years ago I rescued Cassie, a Shepard mix. All of these pets helped me realize my passion for dogs and a desire to better understand animal behavior and to become involved in training.

Drew Kaufman

Owner & Founder, Just a Walk in the Park

Our Mission

Just a Walk in the Park was founded in 2011 on the values of patience, care, and compassion. Every animal has a unique personality and disposition. Because of this, every animal needs to be trained differently. This requires a unique trainer, with a wide range of experience and a wealth of knowledge. Whether you want to train a young or an older pet , you need expert guidance to effectively train your pet. You can count on Drew to train with love and compassion.

Why Choose A Professional Dog Trainer?

Empowering the owner

Drew Kaufman can help you understand the psychology behind successful dog training. If you know why you are using a training method, you will be more likely to stick with your training plan.

Passionate About Education

Drew is certified and stays current with the most effective training methods.

Learn Lifelong Skills

The lessons at Just a Walk in the Park will help you to be more organized and effective when training your dog.

Progress Checks & Feedback

You will learn the importance of consistency, possibly the most important ingredient in successful training.

Strengthen Your Bond

Just a Walk in the Park sessions are FUN & REWARDING for both dog and owner!

Expert Support

You have access to expert guidance when problems with your dog arise.

Expert Recommendations

Drew Kaufman can help you to understand and choose training devices when appropriate.

Improved Quality of Life

In the long run, training is far less labor intensive than coping with an unruly, destructive or annoying dog for the next 10 to 15 years.

What Our Clients Have To Say

We called Drew for help with training for our 8 year old German Shepherd Dog. He identified the problem quickly and we were on our way to a much better behaved dog. We were fortunate to meet him and appreciate his help.
There are not enough words to describe how much Drew and Olivia mean to us. Just a Walk in the Park entered our lives just a year ago but have become family. Our rescue Lucy has received training, friendship and above all, love. A wonderful team that truly cares for your pet.
This week I became suddenly ill with a stomach virus. I was too weak to walk my dog. I called Drew for help. He didn’t even hesitate-Drew came and picked up my dog, took her to my vet to be boarded till I got well. Drew is the perfect example of a kind and selfless young man. Also Drew did not want to be paid for doing all this! Great dog walker too. Thanks Drew

We serve Hilton Head, Bluffton, and surrounding areas

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