There hasn’t been a moment of Lindsey’s life when she hasn’t been completely obsessed with animals. While she didn’t get to grow up with dogs of her own, she did start riding horses at a young age. She firmly believes that those experiences gave her a strong foundation for animal care, as well as the knowledge of how to use proper aids and tools so that you can communicate effectively with your animal.
Even though she didn’t acquire a dog of her own until her adult life, she gained canine handling experience through various jobs, such as doggie daycare, boarding, veterinary technician and more. While she was living in Nashville, TN, she had the opportunity to be an assistant trainer for a local positive-reinforcement trainer. This afforded her one of the most rewarding experiences of her life – they worked with a local men’s prison and a greyhound rescue where they would teach the inmates how to train basic obedience to the retired greyhounds so they would be better suited for adoption to loving families. It was so exciting to see the bond between these dogs and the inmates through positive communication.
As Lindsey took on the daunting task of training her own working breed dog, a Belgian Malinois, she realized the importance of balanced training. This completely changed the communication and the relationship between her and her dog for the better and she has never looked back!
Prior to joining KeenDog Training, Lindsey used her leadership and coaching techniques in the fitness world. Because she has a passion for teaching people, she is excited to show clients how they can lead happier lifestyles with their dog, both in the home and out-and-about in their active social lives. She loves the bond that is created when a client and their dog finally click together. “I love that moment when you see the smile on the faces of both the owner and the dog. Seeing the bond between the owner and the dog as they experience and enjoy life together is one of the best rewards you can have!