Kelsey fell in love with dog training at the age of 11 while watching Victoria Stilwell’s “It’s Me or the Dog.” She spent her free time training the old family dog new tricks and learning as much about dogs and their behavior as possible. In college, she became interested in working with dogs in a more serious capacity and was always the go-to for her friends when it came to information about their dogs and help with training. Kelsey began working with dogs
professionally in early 2018, primarily in training, but also in daycare and pet-sitting contexts. Her goal has always been to have the most well-rounded knowledge and hands on experience with dogs as possible. During her professional career, Kelsey has taught a variety of classes including puppy, basic skills, intermediate and advanced skills, trick classes, as well as service dog classes.
Kelsey is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and is pursuing her KSA (Knowledge and Skills Assessed) this Fall. She is a student of the Karen Pryor Academy’s Dog Trainer Professional Program, and is also working towards her CDBC (Certified Dog Behavior Consultant.) In her free time, Kelsey volunteers with Friends For Life’s Behavior Volunteer Program and works with the dogs and cats there to promote behavioral change that will lead to increased adoptability and welfare.