Kasten’s Dog Training is a family run business that was founded to educate dogs and their owners in order to achieve its motto, breathing life into your dog.

After 18 years in the corporate world as director of operations for a local company, Steve Kasten felt inspired to take a leap of faith and start Contain-A-Pet by Kasten’s Dog Training, a company that uses electric fencing to protect thousands of pets, allowing them to play safely in their yards.  However, Steve soon realized that he wanted to do more for dogs and their owners.  He decided to attend a nationally renowned school for dog training to enhance his existing knowledge of dogs and their behaviors, becoming a dog trainer who also installed electronic pet fencing.  Steve has since attended many seminars and classes, furthering his knowledge of dog training.

In April 2016, the new Kasten’s Dog Training facility opened. After 11 years of selling, installing, and servicing electronic pet fences, and after much thought and prayer, Steve relinquished his Contain-A-Pet license and made another leap of faith into full-time dog training.  The new facility offers residency training, boarding, private lessons, group based training re-inforcement, and puppy preschool.

Memberships, Certifications, and Degrees

  • National K-9 School for Dog Trainers
  • International Association of Canine Professionals
  • Certified in Obedience Training
  • Certified in Behavior Modification
  • Associates Degree from Vincennes University
  • Bachelor of Science from Ball State University