Meet Your Training Team
Mary Crawford, CCS, Canine Specialist
For 30 years Mary was a successful foot and ankle surgeon in Everett, Washington. Six years ago, she began her journey into the world of canine behavior. Bound by her lifelong love of dogs, Mary began as a volunteer at the local animal shelter. She became a member of a special team focusing on rehabilitating dogs relinquished to the shelter due to behavioral problems. One by one, the team helped these dogs change their behavior and become adopted back into the community. This stirred within her a passion to help such dogs before they got to a shelter by helping their owners manage behavioral issues and glean a better understanding of their dog. Since then, Mary has obtained a number of certifications and certificates (see below). She continues to participate in online and weekend courses, along with other activities to further her education and skills, including national conferences, internships in puppy camp at Ahimsa Dog Training, and serving as an assistant trainer in behavior with Canine Behavior Science.
CCS: Certificate in Canine Studies, graduate Northwest School of Canine Studies
ABS: Member of the Animal Behavior Society
IAABC: Supporting Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
APDT: Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Karen Pryor Academy: Certificate in Dog Trainer Foundations
CDW: Certified Dog Walker by Dog Walking Academy
PPG: Supporting Member of the Pet Professional Guild
CCN: Certificate in Canine Nutrition, Academy of Natural Health Sciences
Meet Your Consulting Team
Kimberlee Spicer, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, Behavior Specialist
Kimberlee’s deep passion for helping pets that society has given up on was inspired by working eight years as Homeward Pet Adoption Center’s Animal Behavior Manager and now, as the behavior manager of one of the large animal shelters in Seattle. She is responsible for creating, implementing and coordinating both their Dog and Cat Behavior Teams as well as post-adoption behavior evaluations. In her role as behavior manager, she works with many canine behavioral challenges including:
- fear based aggression
- leash reactivity
- muzzle training
- resource guarding
- human-directed aggression and
- dog-on-dog aggression.
Kimberlee has obtained her certification as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, CPDT-KA, a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine-Knowledge Assessed, CBCC-KA, and is also a Fear Free Certified Professional. She provides behavioral consulting services to Crawford Canine Connection upon request.
Kimberlee is also is affiliated with:
- APDT: Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
- PPG: Supporting Member of the Pet Professional Guild