About Krista

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The most important thing you want to know about me is…

Dogs aren’t a part of my life. They ARE my life. I love dogs!

My dog pack usually includes border collies, golden retrievers, and Doberman pinchers.

I always have a puppy in training, agility dogs to show, and vintage dogs to keep moving and motivated.

I grew up with terriers and mixed breeds, I lived with and trained a Saluki — so I understand the "hound" mindset too.

It’s important to me that you will learn stuff that makes sense to your dog so she wants to do, what YOU want – first time, every time.

I teach group classes, private lessons, make home visits, and help people by phone. You can find classes in agility, obedience, puppy kindergarten, family pet dogs, and Canine Good Citizen® classes!

My North Phoenix training facility has three different fenced rings – puppy, competition, and show.

I would LOVE to help you with your dog!

Krista

Krista Cantrell M.A. is a cognitive animal behaviorist, agility competitor and instructor, whisperer, qigong practitioner, and internationally published dog book author.

She is fascinated by how dogs think, process information and learn.

Her training approach was summed up in the title of her first dog book, “Catch Your Dog Doing Something Right: How to train any dog in five minutes a day.” First edition published by PenguinPutnam Inc., second edition published by The Lyons Press.

Krista loves to run agility with her dogs.

MEET THE PACK

COMPETITION DOGS

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PDCH LICKITY SPLIT

PSCH, PKCH, PRCH

Performance Dog Champion

Performance Tournament Master – Gold

Silver Medal Biathlon - 2019 Wild West Regional

LICKITY OAP, OJP, NA, NF

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KIP

APD, PGM, APJ, APS, APG, APK, SPS, SPK, SPJ, SPG

KIP NA, NAJ 

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JACK

PD, APG, SPS, SPG

JACK NA, NAJ

RETIRED DOGS

Steele

NATCH, NATCHS-2 VERS-NATCH STEELE

TN-E, TG-E, WV-E, HP-E

STEELE AX, AXJ, NAP, NJP, NF

STEELE SPD, SPS, SPJ, SPG, SPK

NADAC

Elite Triple Superior Award

Elite Versatility Award

Open Versatility Award

Novice Versatility Award

2305 Lifetime Points

Boots

BOOTS

NJC, NAC, G-N

BOOTS NAP, NJP

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RANGER

NAC

RANGER NAP, NJP

RAINBOW BRIDGE

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NATCHS-2 ANGEL

WV-E, HP-E, TN-E

ANGEL MXP, MXJP

NADAC Elite Triple Superior Award

Open Versatility Award

Novice Versatility Award

2013 NADAC Three Top Ten National Rankings out of all golden retrievers in the USA

Elite Chances 5th

Elite Jumpers 10th

Elite Regular 10th

2012 NADAC Top Ten National Ranking out of all golden retrievers in the USA
Elite Jumpers 8th

2235 Lifetime Points Earned

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PIP

EAC, OJC, OCC, TG-N

PIP MX, MXJ, CGC

AKC

Highest scoring dog in Excellent, Arizona show.

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MACH NATCHS-4 VERS-NATCHS JET

JET HPS-E

JET OF, NAP, NJP

JET PD3, PS2, PJ3

QUALIFIED USDAA NATIONALS 2007, 2008, 2009

NADAC

Elite Triple Superior Award

Open Versatility Award

Novice Versatility Award

2500 Lifetime points

Zoe

ZOE

OJC, OAC, O-TN-N

ZOE CD, MX, MXJ

Logan

LOGAN

OCC, OAC, TG-N, TN-N

LOGAN CD, AXP

FREESTYLE DANCER

AKC

Highest scoring dog in Excellent, Arizona show

Highest scoring dog in Novice, Arizona show

Next Steps...

Contact Krista with any questions - new classes are always starting!
Private lessons ALWAYS available!