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about the trainer


Kristen Perrus CPDT-KA

Certified Fear Free Professional Dog Trainer. Scout's Honor Owner. Cat Nerd. Loves Tacos. Star Wars Enthusiast. Video Game Hobbyist. 

Kristen started her professional career working with dogs in 2017 as a pet care attendant at a local dog boarding and daycare facility. Her passion for animals grew with each shift. Her formal education began while working under various Head Trainers. Inspired by the message and science behind positive reinforcement training continued her education through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. In 2022 she completed her Professional Certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers pledging to follow Least Intrusive Minimally Invasive (LIMA) guidelines. She has also completed her Fear Free Dog Trainer certification and her Heroes for Healthy Pets certification


Kristen believes that structure and consistency in the home is the first step towards having a positive relationship with your dog. She hand tailors each training recommendation to ensure the best fit for you and your dog’s goals and lifestyle.


Kristen is an advocate for continued education and strives to stay up to date on science-based dog training to guarantee that your dog is having the most paw-sitive experience while they are with us.

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