I am the luckiest person I know. My passion is my work. It is easy and exciting to provide the best services for both those with paws and their human counterpart alike when I love what I do. I have a degree in zoology and animal behavior and have worked in the field for over 10 years I recently became certified through the AKC to train and evaluate for the Canine Good Citizen Program. I started my career working as an exotic animal caretaker and trainer and have since been a professional dog trainer and service dog trainer providing additional services like boarding, board and train, and in home training. I'm looking forward to receiving your request and working with you and your dog!
I love having dogs around, it makes me so happy. I love all the silly, cute antics I am entertained by. I enjoy working with dogs to improve their manners, decrease unwanted behaviors, and improve the bond between owners and their dogs through appropriate communication and understanding. When I welcome a pup into my home I do above and beyond to make their stay comfortable, fun, and like they're on a vacation! Dogs keep me active, give me a reason to get outside, and I act like a total kid when I have dogs around to play with! I love having dogs in and out, I get to experience so many personalities and breeds!
KC is the best! She is a true animal lover through and through. Her suggestions and method of training is spot on. She's a talented girl and it's obvious when you start to work with her. Thank you Krista C!!
After exchanging messages, the next step in to communicate over the phone to further discuss the details of the services you are looking to recieve. If you are in need of training the phone call would include scheduling an initial consult during which I assess your dogs behavior, get details from you about the problematic behaviors or target behaviors, we will discuss goals, time line, and recommendations, and set up future training sessions. If you are boarding the next steps after messaging are to talk over the phone and either set up drop off time or if you are more comfortable/have enough time prior to boarding, i am more than happy to schedule a meet and greet.
I have a bachelor's degree in zoology and animal behavior from the University of New Hampshire
I am accredited through the American Kennel Club (AKC) as a Canine Good Citizen trainer and evaluator
I have 5 years of experience as Service Dog Trainer and Evaluator (ADI Standards)
After college I started my journey as a Training Intern in Florida at The Dolphin Conservation Center (Marineland). There I was immersed in the world of zoology, learning real experience application of my behavior and animal care knowledge and training skills. Shortly after completion, I was hired to train for a company called Joel Slavens Professional Animals. I was contracted through Sea World Orlando to perform with the animals I trained in a show called "Pets Ahoy!". Transitioning into dog training was unexpected for me but has been the most interesting and rewarding. I began training Service dogs about 5 years ago. I have worked for a few different companies along with my independent training/boarding services and my goal is to eventually build a big enough client base to operate completely as an independent trainer!
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