Hi, I’m Kari! I’m excited that you’re looking into building a better relationship with your dog, and would be honored to help you in the process.
After adopting my dog Crosby from a local rescue in 2014, I jumped head first into the world of rescuing and fostering dogs. I discovered quickly that most dogs coming through rescue had some sort of behavior issue whether it be separation anxiety, socialization, fear, anxiety, leash reactivity, or aggression. I also began to realize that I had a natural awareness with dogs and their behavior that allowed me to get them successful for their adoptive homes.
Whether its teaching puppy socialization, basic obedience, or working on a severe behavior modification case I have found that our dogs are here to teach us about much more than dog training. My goal in working with every dog and their owner is to relay those life lessons and help facilitate a relationship based on both trust AND respect.
In the years since, I built a thriving socialization and training facility in Parker and a wide network of clients across Colorado. I’ve made it a point to continue my education by joining the International Association of Canine Professionals, attending conferences and workshops, becoming a Pet Food Nutrition Specialist, and employing a whole-body approach to training and behavior modification.
A little about me and my pack–we call Parker, Colorado home and enjoy being outdoors, supporting local small businesses, and sporting together. I’m active in the Conformation and Rally rings with my Alaskan Malamute Eden and my rescue pups Crosby, Buddy, Faith, and Tilly are big fans of Nosework!