Creating Harmonious Homes for Hounds and Humans!

Your dog is your family.

Your dog is your family.

Families are my specialty.

All types of families. Families with puppies, older dogs, and rescues. Expecting or empty nesters. Toddlers, tweens, or teenagers. Or maybe your only child is your dog.

Hi, I’m Kristina and I provide caring, rewards-based, customized training and show families how to effectively communicate with their furry members so they can have a lot more fun together!

Dog Training

Need help with your dog’s unruly behavior? Relief is a click away.

Family Paws® Parent Education

Pregnant and expecting a baby or have a toddler and a dog? I can help you find harmony in your home.

The Family Dog Program

Have kids and a dog and want them to learn together? I can help with that, making it fun for all.

Loose Leash Walking

Is your dog still pulling your arm off after going through basic training? I can help.   

Virtual Training

Many people ask, “Is virtual training effective?” Our resounding answer is YES! In fact, many clients find they prefer meeting virtually.

Dog Walking

Want personalized one-on-one walks for your dog? Let me take walking the dog off your to-do list.

What I can help you with

I work with everything from basic manners and puppy training to frustration-inducing naughty behaviors and aggression issues. Whatever your dog is doing–or not doing–I’d love to help.

Basic Manners

Polite greetings
Nice leash walking


House breaking
Chewing, nipping, and mouthing
Positive vet visits
Leash walking
Basic manners

Babies, Kids, and Dogs

Safety with dogs and children of all ages
Preparing for baby
Life with babies and toddlers
Training with tweens and teenagers


Fears, phobias, and sensitivities
Destructive chewing
Excessive barking
Aggression towards dogs and people
Resource guarding

What my clients are saying

"There is something about Kristina, that just works so much better."

“When Kristina was recommended to us for Oliver, she was compared to being to like “Snow White”—that comparison couldn’t have been more accurate! She is naturally patient, kind, and loving. She also communicates with us well and is totally reliable.
Kristina sends us videos of the things that she and Oliver are working on (as well as other updates), that way we can carry on with the training throughout the week. We had heard that six is a very good age to train your dog, and that turns out to be true for us. Oliver has had professional training on a few other occasions but there is something about Kristina, that just works so much better. They love each other and we are very lucky. ”

— Toni J., Santa Barbara