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How do you serve precious pets?

  • Pet Training

Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?

  • Pet Behavior Modification
  • Dog Obedience Training

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Dogs

What licensing do you have?

  • Business License

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • under 20 lbs
  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs

Proud member of...

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • 24 hours notice required

Without pet parents, Petmasters wouldn't exist. What discount do you offer our dedicated members? (e.g. 20% off their first session, etc.)

15% Off First Lesson

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

Atlanta, GA

What year did you begin serving pets?


How did you hone your craft?

Kirstin began working with animals within veterinary hospitals as a Kennel Technician and an Assistant Veterinary Technician. Set on a career in behavior, she obtained a bachelor's of science from the University of Georgia studying wildlife biology and spent three years working in the field of wildlife behavioral research. While Kirstin has worked extensively with both wild animals and domestic animals, she found her niche with canine behavior and worked as a dog trainer apprentice for four years in Athens, GA. Kirstin has always been extremely passionate about animal behavior and bridging the gap in communication between people and their companion animals. A published researcher, Kirstin approaches training with a scientific mind that integrates learning theory and ethology to improve the lives of dogs. She is set to test for her CPDT-KA (Certification for Professional Dog Trainer--Knowledge Assessed) in Fall 2019.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

Patience, positivity, and perception are immensely important when working with your furbabies. No one performs well under pressure (not even our pets), and communication between humans and dogs is not as straightforward as we think.