Kristi is a Certified Fear-Free Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), and has achieved the Silver Level of Low-Stress Handling certification. Kristi most recently completed all the requirements for the CBCC-KA, Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed. She is member of APDT, The IAABC & The Professional Pet Guild and she continues to enhance her education by attending seminars on training and behavior modification.
Kristi has been involved with rescuing, fostering & rehoming dogs with groups in NE, IA, KS & MO for over 15 years, specializing in taking in hospice dogs and the older, difficult to rehome dogs. She enjoys rescuing cats with special needs as well.
When a puppy named Jack entered her life, her interest in dog training was piqued and it quickly developed into a passion.
Always one to enjoy a challenge, Kristi has an avid interest in dogs with behavior “quirks” and teaching them and their owners the life lessons & skills needed for success in today’s world.
Knowing the importance of early socialization for puppies and effective communication between dogs and their families, Kristi enjoys sharing her experiences with others and starting them down the correct path to a great life together.
Kristi’s dogs have earned their Canine Good Citizen, AKC Community Canine, and AKC Trick Dog novice & intermediate titles. They have participated in Agility, Rally-O, Rally-free, Canine Freestyle, Canicross, Parkour, weight pulling, tracking and nose work.