About the Trainers
About the Trainers
Kira is a graduate of Animal Behavior College where she earned her certification as a Certified Dog Trainer. Animal Behavior College (ABC) is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school. Her commitment to this program has provided her with a formal education in canine obedience training and understanding behavior and its motives. Her certification, ongoing education and years of experience provide her the skills required to effectively and humanely train your dog while keeping the spark alive that makes your dog so special to you. “I am a dog lover first, and a dog trainer second.” I know from first-hand experience the difference dog training makes in the relationship between dog and owner. I am a firm believer that any dog can be trained using positive reinforcement techniques. You and your dog will look forward to the next training session. It is fun to see how enthusiastic the dogs are to learn. Without professional training it can sometimes be a frustrating relationship, but with an investment in good training a wonderful transformation will occur. I have been working with dogs and their owners for many years and there is nothing which satisfies me more than to see a happy dog, a happy owner and the strong bond between them! I am a proud member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers. My mission is to help you and your dog enjoy many happy years together.
I am originally from New Mexico, and moved to Colorado in 2005 from Florida. Working with animals has always been one of my passions. I got my start at an animal shelter in New Mexico in 1995. From there I moved on to veterinary clinics, and worked my way up from a kennel technician to a hospital manager. As much as I love the veterinary field, I wanted to do something else that involved working more closely with animals. So I decided to learn how to train dogs and help rehabilitate dogs that have come from less than ideal situations, so that they may find their forever homes. Ultimately, I would love to train dogs to help both people with disabilities and children that come from broken homes. I lost my 2 dogs last year to old age and illness and currently share my home with 5 cats; Salem, Snarfis, Dr. Sandnambula, Officer Nash and Sindee Laupurr. I love filling my spare time with reading, sewing, video games, spending time with friends and family, traveling and playing music.