Christina Amos CPDT-KA
From a young age, Christina has been fascinated with the behavior of animals. She obtained her B.S. in Animal Science in 2007 from Washington State University. After joining Columbia Basin Dog Training Club in 2008 she started training for rally, obedience, and agility. When a personal dog presented a training challenge she began learning as much as she could to help him. She also began teaching beginner Rally and pet classes with CBDTC. In 2014 she added nose work to her list of favorite dog sports. From 2015-2019 Christina taught group classes at 4 Paws DogWorks as well as in-home private lessons before branching off to start Canine Collaborative. In 2022, Christina and Shannan decided to branch off into "Canine Collaborative West" and "East" respectively. You can find more about her goals for her new space "Eventide Farm" for herding events, workshops, and clinics at this link.
Christina describes herself as a relationship based trainer who follows LIMA - least intrusive, minimally aversive. You can read the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultant statement on LIMA here. All dogs and owner relationships are unique and special but sometimes we all need help fulfilling our dogs broader needs - such as the desire to hunt/seek things. She focuses on play and building a strong foundation to help your dog through whatever behavioral challenges you may be experiencing.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. -Pablo Picasso
Based in Benton County off Badger Road