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About Your Trainer


Christy has an extensive background and has been professionally working with dogs for nearly a decade. Her specialty is in aggression, fear, reactivity, and canine Separation Anxiety. She is Pet First Aid and CPR certified, certified as a CCPDT-KA through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, obtained a Certificate of Completion for the Aggression in Dogs Master Course, and is a Professional Member of the Association for Professional Dog Trainers.

Christy was working as a Professional Figure Skater traveling the world for many years. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she decided to settle down in Florida when she accepted a figure skating contract at Busch Gardens. During this time, she began studying animal behavior in her spare time and hasn’t stopped learning since. 

Her passion for animals has existed since the day she was born. She believes she was put on this Earth to help animals; specifically, teaching dogs and their families how to build a strong bond through training.

She went on to start working in a dog shelter where she discovered a profound love for rescue. Christy got hands-on experience rehabilitating, training, and fostering a wide variety of breeds, as well as those exhibiting fear, aggression, anxiety, and reactivity.



Christy is an active volunteer for multiple different rescues such as Husky Haven of Florida where she assists in fostering, transporting, and performing behavior assessments on dogs entering the rescues. She is also on the behavior team at Owl's Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife where she trains a fox, owls, a swallow-tailed kite, and works with many other species.

Christy is proud to share her life with her very supportive husband, Tim and their 5 rescue dogs Keela a retriever mix, Lumen a Siberian Husky, Teegan a Husky/Malamute mix, Zayn a Siberian Husky/Boxer mix, and the newest addition, Jaxon who is a husky/chow.



My Mission is to provide education, compassion, patience, knowledge, and kindness to humans and their dogs alike. 

I believe in you and your dog and know that with my guidance you can achieve your training goals and learn to live in harmony with your furry family member.

I will respect your time and financial investment. I will create a training plan that will provide ethical, welfare-based care for your companion.

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