*Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed and Certified Behavior Consultant Canine by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).
*Certified Dog Trainer-Advanced by the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP).
*Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Licensed Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach and Stunt Dog Judge Official by DMWYD.
*Official TORC Judge by Canines At Training (C.A.T. School).
*ATT, FIT, CGC, CGCA, CGCU and S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator by the American Kennel Club (AKC).
*DMWYD All Star Trainer of the Year.
*Professional Premium Member and C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator for the Association of Profesional Dog Trainers (APDT).
*International Association of Applied Behavior Consultants - supporting member.
RVT, VTBC, CPDT-KA, OTJ, SDJ, CCFC Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. AKC ATT, CGC, CGCA, CGCU, & STAR Puppy Evaluator. DMWYD & AKC Certified Trick Dog Instructor. APDT C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator. Licensed Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach. Stunt Dog Judge. Wendy has over 25yrs experience in the animal field. She has worked in both domestic and wildlife rescue, Surgical research, veterinary (neurology and general practice) and Training and Behavior. Wendy is the owner of Founder of Midnight's Equine Rescue and Sanctuary. Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Supporting member of the International Association of Applied Behavior Consultants
Our Apprentices and Staff
After working for years in research administration management at a University, Grace recently left her job to focus on her passion for dogs and dog training. She has 8 years dog training experience. Grace raised her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from a puppy and trained him in CGC and Obedience. More recently, she and her husband adopted two Australian Cattle dog mix strays from an Ellicott City shelter, and has been training them in Rally, CGC, Trick and Agility. Grace has completed over 100 hours with CANINES AT TRAINING's – Intern/Apprentice program; and is now enrolled in the Level 2 trainer program. She is currently pursuing Trick Dog Trainer Certification and Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessment (CPDT-KA). She has earned titles in Obedience, CGC, Rally and Trick through AKC and Do More with Your Dogs.
Kirsten started out young with her love for animals. At the age of 3, she began riding horses, then at age 5, was competing. Her love for horses endured through her entire childhood. When she was 14, she worked at a small animal veterinary hospital. At the age of 17 she was providing pet sitting services. She moved on to pursue a large animal vet tech position. Realizing she was more interested in the training aspect of animals, she took a barn management position interned in natural horsemanship. From there, she managed an Olympic Rider's barn. She also managed a doggie daycare and boarding kennel. She knew from that point, that dog training is where her passions were and enrolled in the apprenticeship with Canines At Training.
Our Credentials and Professional Affiliations
Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed
CDTA (Certified Dog Trainer Advanced) - Professional