*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 Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).
*International Association of Applied Behavior Consultants - supporting member.
RVT, VTBC, CPDT-KA, 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 her career at George Washington University, Grace recently transitioned to focus on her passion for dogs and dog training. She has more than 8 years dog training experience, having 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 mixes from Small Miracles Rescue in Ellicott City, and has been training them in Rally, CGC, Trick and Agility. Grace has completed close to 140 hours with CANINES AT TRAINING – 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, Rally, CGC and Trick through the AKC and Do More with Your Dogs.
Kirsten’s love of animals began as a young child. She started riding horses at the age of three and competing at the age of five. When she was 14, she worked for a small animal vet. She then started pet sitting at age 17. Her next venture at age 18 was pursuing a position as a large animal vet tech. She realized she had an interest in the training aspect of animals and took a barn management position and an internship in natural horsemanship. From there she moved on to manage an Olympic riders barn. Kirsten’s next pursuit was managing a doggie daycare and boarding kennel. Her exploits in her various animal-related experiences lead her to realize dog training was her passion, and entered in the apprenticeship program at Canines At Training.
Grant has been employed as a kennel attendant at an animal rescue for the last year, primarily working with dogs. He is currently studying at CCBC in the veterinary technology program to become a RVT. He has a 2-year-old rescue dog that he raised from a puppy; he is still working with her on basic obedience in addition to beginning agility training.
Our Credentials and Professional Affiliations
Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed
CDTA (Certified Dog Trainer Advanced) - Professional