Kristin has had a lifelong interest in behavior and cognitive processes which led her to earn her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in counseling. Her everlasting love of and interest in animals motivated her to join the veterinary field from 2005 until 2017. She has always enjoyed the casual training and activities with her dogs. In early 2013 she acquired Ash, a reactive Australian Cattle Dog, and her interest in canine behavior modification fully emerged. Her goals were reached with dedication, balanced training, and the help of seasoned trainers. Her passion for using her veterinary experience, education, and experience training guided her to a three-month apprenticeship where she continued to learn and practice balanced training methods for basic obedience and behavioral modification. In 2015 she began offering private lessons, conducting group classes, and training dogs in the board and train program and has been training people and their pets ever since. She believes learning, like training, is a lifelong process and continues to learn with hands-on experience, research, seminars, classes, and working beside other experienced trainers. For Kristin, it is incredibly rewarding to assist dogs and their owners in overcoming personal limitations, building healthy relationships, and living happier lives together. In addition, she is an AKC CGC evaluator and a professional member of the APDT. In her free time, Kristin enjoys taking her Australian Cattle Dogs, Ash and Rowan hiking and participating in herding training.