Meet Your Training Team

Mary Crawford, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CCS, Behavior Specialist

Mary left her long term career as a foot and ankle surgeon in 2018 and focused all her energy and passion toward the care and well-being of dogs and their humans.  She had previously volunteered at the local animal shelter and saw dogs who were relinquished to the shelter due to behavioral problems. It quickly became apparent that to really help these animals, the behaviors needed to be addressed in the home before they got to a shelter. Mary began the educational journey to become a canine behavior specialist and has since obtained a number of certifications and certificates, including certification as a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine–Knowledge Assessed, CBCC-KA, Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, CPDT-KA and is a Fear Free Certified Professional. She continues to participate in online and weekend courses, along with other activities to further her education and skills, including local hands-on workshops and national conferences.

CBCC-KA: Certified Behavior Consultant Canine-Knowledge Assessed
CPDT-KA: Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed
CCS: Certificate in Canine Studies, Northwest School of Canine Studies
IAABC: Supporting Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
APDT: Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
PPG: Supporting Member of the Pet Professional Guild

Other Credentials:
CDW: Certified Dog Walker by Dog Walking Academy
Karen Pryor Academy: Certificate in Dog Trainer Foundations
CCN: Certificate in Canine Nutrition, Academy of Natural Health Sciences

                    

Kimberlee Spicer, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, Behavior Specialist

A life long animal lover, Kimberlee has worked with animals professionally for over 12 years. Her career working with animals began at a local animal shelter as an adoption counselor. It was there she had an opportunity to work under one of only eighty Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist. It was at that moment she realized that training the animals that society has given up on was the work she was meant to do. Her focus and compassion then helped her create an entire behavior program for the shelter and was the shelter’s first behavior manager. 

Since then Kimberlee’s passion has taken her on a journey of working with families and their pets doing in home behavior consulting and training and eventually to Seattle Animal Shelter as their animal behavior consultant/trainer. Because of Kimberlee’s decade in shelters she has seen and worked with a variety of behaviors from on-leash reactivity, resource guarding, barrier frustration, jumpy/mouthy behavior, dog aggression, human aggression, dog-cat interrelations, anxiety and fear based behaviors. 

Kimberlee understands that education is an ongoing process and constantly seeks out opportunities to expand her knowledge so she can continue to offer clients the best information available. She has obtained her certification as a Certified Behavior Canine-Consultant, CBCC-KA, Certified Profession Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, CPDT-KA and a Fear Free Certified Professional.

Kimberlee’s experience with animals far surpasses just dogs and she has had the pleasure of consulting on cases including cats, guinea pigs, rats, reptiles, rabbits, pigs and goats! Kimberlee understands that the key to a successful behavior plan is not just “training” the dog but working with, educating and supporting the family members that love and support their animals to become successful members of the family.

Kimberlee is also is affiliated with:

  • APDT: Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • PPG: Supporting Member of the Pet Professional Guild

                 

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