Owner / Canine Behavior PRofessional
Based in the Fox Valley, Kirstin has been working with dogs in a variety of capacities for 25 years and practicing privately in Behavior since 2008. She received an undergraduate degree in Biology from St. Olaf College in Minnesota and has a Masters Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Animal Behavior through University of Wisconsin. Kirstin is a professional member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and has also been certified through The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) which requires that she pursue continuous education. Additionally, she has built collaborative relationships with several area veterinarians and their staff who often refer clients. Kirstin believes that training your canine friend is not about tough love or who is top dog. She has developed a method for training dogs that is not about force, but is fun for all, and focuses on positive, science-based techniques. Kirstin is passionate about helping owners understand their dogs in order to create a lasting, harmonious, and stress-free home.