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Kelsey Courtwright

I am currently taking the Train the Trainer class with Katie. I volunteered at the humane society for many years and have also been doing dog walking and dog sitting for a few years. My love of animals started at a very young age and when I was four my parents took me to pick out a puppy. I decided on a German Shepherd/Beagle mix, Sassy. I enjoyed 16 years with her. She is where I got my love for German Shepherds. She is also the reason I began to love working with and training dogs. 

 

In middle school I would get dog encyclopedias and study dog breeds. I would also go around and teach family members dogs basic obedience. 

In 2017, I got a German Shepherd, Josie. We have done puppy and obedience classes along with the many things I taught her on my own. Our most recent classes at The Canine Campus were Resource Guarding and private lessons. Through these I became extremely interested in learning as much as I can about dog behavior and training. 

In 2017, I began fostering kittens through a local rescue and over the last two years fostered over 20 kittens. I fell in love with four brothers that came to me extremely sick, and after two got adopted I ended up "foster failing" Charlie and Blue in September of 2019. 

In October of 2020, I adopted a pit bull/chow mix, Nash. We have been enjoying our classes at The Canine Campus and our ultimate goal is for him to become a therapy dog.