Dogologie is excited to announce that we have a Dogologie Approved Trainer on board with us! We are in the beginning phases of this amazing partnership with Kierstin, another fine companion to the dog-love lifestyle. We value each other, and we value our pets, so that means we work like a family, and every family member needs some guidance and training.
Meet our Trainer: Kierstin
Kierstin is a Fredericksburg native with an undeniable passion for dogs. She received her Canine Training and Behavior Specialist certificates from Starmark Academy, graduating after an intensive 480 hour training program. Her dog-lover days started when she got involved in a canine fostering program over 9 years ago. Since then, she has worked within different positions at pet resorts, vet clinics, and an animal shelter. She knows the ropes!
What we love about Kierstin is her focus on improving the relationship between the dog and the dog-loving owner by using the simplest form of training: motivation. A dog should receive an appropriate response to their actions and using motivation can help enforce the good behaviors and eliminate negative ones. Every dog has its own set of “key motivators”, so she’ll work with each case personally to find the most effective training tools and techniques. And while getting your dog to be more obedient is important, Kierstin also wants to make sure you, as a handler, feel comfortable and knowledgeable with every tool you use with your dog.
Starting is easy and low-impact. We offer a free phone consultation with Kierstin so everyone can get a good feel for the other, dog included! Everyone needs to feel warm and fuzzy before you jump into the training process. The next step is an in-person meeting, for a nominal fee.
Our Private Lesson program is perfect for owners who want to be involved in the training. We design the one on one training sessions around your behavior goals & utilize our techniques with you in the comfort of your own home.
We Will Teach
- Basic- Advanced Obedience
- Potty Training
- Crate Training
- Trick Training
- Remote Collar Training
- Case by case basis Behavior Modification
This program helps dog-lovers get positive results while providing education on how to effectively maintain this obedience without the need to get frustrated.
To begin your journey, contact Kierstin today.