Hello! My name is Christina and I am the owner and trainer here at Best Paw 4ward Training, which I opened in 2019. My goal in becoming a dog trainer was simple: To teach owners and dogs how to happily live together so dogs will not get surrendered to shelters. I have worked in shelters on and off for almost 15 years, as well as owning my own hunting dog rescue in the mid-west which I have re-opend in the PNW. Behavior issues are one of the main reasons dogs are turned over, and more often then not those issues are fixable problems. It is my hope to change that, both before someone even brings a dog into their home (I believe in adopt OR shop and happily help find reputable breeders for people as well!) as well as after they have added to their family.
My professional interests include Nosework (I am a member of NACSW), gun dog training (I DIY trained my pointing dog and hope to expand to training them for others in the near future), therapy dog work (my little Pom Seiko is a therapy dog whom I take to care homes and other areas people will benefit from him), and working with kids and dogs together (things such as getting a dog ready for a new baby and helping parents dog proof their children). I live with my husband, our daughter, and our 6 dogs (Bailey, the German Shorthair; Stella Luna, the Shep/Collie mix; Seiko, the Pom and a certified therapy dog; Jagger the German Shorthair; Winston the Shiba Inu/Chihuahua mix; and Brody the Rottweiler/Husky mix)
I hope I get the chance to meet you and your dog and share my passion for canine behavior with you. Find out about our training programs on the "Training Program Options" tab. Owning a dog is one of life's great joys, we are blessed to have them in our lives and homes.
For the Dogs,
Christina, Dog Trainer Foundation Certified by the International Association of Canine Professionals