Kaitlyn Charney has had an overwhelming passion for animals for her entire life. Growing up, she always chose Discovery Channel and Animal Planet over Saturday morning cartoons. She also loved exploring the outdoors, catching frogs, and watching birds and other wildlife. She had dreams of becoming a veterinarian, but working for one in high school made her realize that it wasn’t the right career choice.
While finishing her bachelor’s degree in conservation and wildlife management, she found that her true passion is teaching. Learning new things and sharing them with others in order to spread enthusiasm and harmony is what makes her happiest in life.
She has an intimate understanding of animal behavior and a love of problem solving, so dog training came naturally to her while growing up with her own dogs. She decided to pursue ecological research jobs after college, but then a break between seasonal jobs led her to work as a trainer at a pet store. Over the next three and a half years she adapted the basics, and created her own various techniques to meet the exciting challenges she faced.
She is beyond thrilled to be able to go a step further and change people’s lives through Service Dog training. She looks forward to every challenge with vast enthusiasm and a determined smile.