Daisy, Kristy's dog

Daisy, Kristy's dog

“Just want to say Thank You for all your help with Bailey. We could tell you were very experienced in your field. All the suggestions you gave us to try really helped us deal with Bailey's issues. You sure have a lot of patience and a way with dogs. Thanks to you Bailey is coming along really well.” Debbie and Al


"We worked with Kristy on our shy/fearful dog. She is a gift to dogs and humans alike. Not only does she have the knowledge, she has the ability to make the dog AND the humans feel at ease, which is essential for everyone's learning and success." Catie S.

"We worked with Kristy to address leash reactivity and prepare for a move with our very energetic 4-year-old lab mix and we are so impressed with the progress we have made in a short time. She has given us so much more confidence by providing us with a better understanding of his body language and giving us effective tools to work on his reactivity towards other dogs. Our walks have completely transformed from stressful to calm and enjoyable in a few weeks. Her positive, encouraging approach was a great fit for us and we have appreciated how she has really listened to us and customized our plan to work on our specific concerns. We cannot recommend Kristy highly enough - our only regret is that we didn't do it sooner!" Jennifer and Anthony





Our Services

Private Training

Kristy will come to your home to work 1:1 with you and your dog. You will receive coaching and homework assignments.

Day Training

Kristy will come to your home to work with your dog. Once the training is completed, she will coach you on the training in order for you to know how to "drive"  your dog.

Puppy Socialization

The all-important puppy socialization. This is for puppies prior to 16 weeks of age. Puppies need to be exposed to as many possible things in a non-scary way during the sensitive period which ends between 12-16 weeks of age. Kristy will work with you and your puppy to maximize your puppy's experiences. The more positive experiences, the less scary the world will be for your dog as an adult.

Basic Manners: This course is for dogs 19 weeks to 18 months at the start of the first class. A 6 week course to teach your dog common behaviors such as sit, down, stay, walking on leash, etc.

Puppy Kindergarten: This course is for puppies 8 weeks - 18 weeks of age. This is a 6 week course that is heavily focused on puppy socialization.

Items Needed for Classes:

  • Six foot leash, non-retractable

  • Flat collar, head collar, or harness

  • Small tasty treats


BestFriends Veterinary Clinic, 10904 57th Street NE, Albertville, MN 55301

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