What is a Canine Behavior Consultant?
Kirstin Zaspel MS, CPDT-KA – Owner / Canine Behaviorist:
Kirstin Zaspel earned her bachelors degree in Biology from St. Olaf College in 2002.
After finishing her undergraduate degree, Kirstin worked for a biotech company in Minneapolis.
She later went on to complete a Masters degree in Psychology in 2007. Her classes focused on animal behavior, animal learning, canine psychology, counseling and biopsychology.
Her Masters thesis addressed anthropomorphic perception of dogs or the degree to which people attribute human-like characteristics toward dogs.
Kirstin opened Beyond Obedience, LLC in 2008.
Over the years, Kirstin has worked in veterinary clinics, humane societies, volunteered for behavior-help-hotlines, headed a pet therapy program, and attended numerous behavioral seminars.
She is a memeber of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers and is required to complete continuing education credits. She belongs to a network of other positively-based trainers in the Fox Valley.
In the past, Kirstin has also worked to provide in-home therapy for autistic children.
Kirstin resides in NE Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, dog Buckley, and cat Edie.
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