Kristi joined the What a Great Dog! team in 2016. She is a Senior Trainer, teaching Pet Manners in both group classes and private lessons at our Frisco location.

While working with dog playgroups in the daycare setting, she became fascinated by canine behavior. After 8 years in banking, she decided it was time to change careers.  She completed the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Foundations course in 2016, and the WAGD Trainer Education Program in 2017.  In 2019 Kristi earned her CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer).  Kristi is an AKC Tricks and CGC evaluator, as well as a member of the Pet Professional Guild.

Kristi enjoys teaching people to use positive training methods to teach their dogs to better fit into their families. She believes that training should be fun for the dog as well as the human.  Kristi and her husband, Robert, currently have 3 Boston Terriers named Joey, Chandler, and Doctor Geller, as well as a deaf Boxer named Gunther.