Meet our Founder

Kim Merritt Butler - Good Dog in a Box

Kim Merritt

Kim is the co-founder of Good Dog in a Box, a dog products and training company that focuses on reward-based dog training, dog bite prevention, and humane education, in an effort to reduce dog bites and the number of dogs abandoned at animal shelters due to bad behavior.

Kim co-wrote the Reach and Teach Humane Education curriculum and the SAFE Dog Bite Prevention curriculum, with her sister, professional dog trainer Jenn Merritt, CPDT-KA, BS.  Designed for elementary school children, the programs are in use by school systems, shelters, and dog trainers across the US, Canada, England, and Australia, teaching the next generation of pet owner safe and responsible behavior around dogs. Dogsurance finds its roots in SAFE and has been updated for a corporate audience.

Kim is a serial entrepreneur who started her first company, Kim’s Khocolate, at the age of eleven. After being discovered by Guy Kawasaki at the age of sixteen, she later went on to do business with Apple, The Rolling Stones, AT&T, and Range Rover. Kim has run e-commerce companies and is also the principal at The URL Dr, an e-learning and video/animation production agency.

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