Nancy Kloss CPDT-KA, CPR, BA

Nancy Kloss is certified through the Council of Certified Professional Dog Trainers nationwide. She has been training since 2001 when her mission was to help rescues with behavior issues. Her inspiration came from training her own dog “Tia, her beloved Boxer /Bulldog” who struggled with fearful and reactive issues.

Nancy takes pride in teaching positive reinforcement/force free methods. She feels it is the best way to build confidence, trust, and enhance the human-canine bond. Nancy believes that Dog Training should be a positive experience that teaches the dog to think for itself, and to choose the right path to succeed . Her style is to utilize motivational techniques to teach in a calm and collective way.

Her roots stem from helping those with anxiety, separation, reactivity, and fearful behaviors.

Nancy teaches good manners classes along with puppy socializing classes. She also offers one-on-one private lessons and consultations.

In addition to teaching, Nancy has fostered and placed over 200 dogs and puppies, including hospice, critical care, behavior issues and handicapped dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes.

She is also certified in CPR for dogs

Max Machon KPA-CTP, CPDT-KSA, Certified Fear Free Professional

Max has been working with and training dogs for over 7 years. He is dedicated to strengthening the bond between dogs and their humans. Max is a graduate and Certified Training Partner of Karen Pryor Academy is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge and Skills Assessed through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, is a Certified Fear Free Professional and has completed Michael Shikashlo’s Aggression in Dogs Master Course.

When not training clients dogs, Max enjoys going on walks and hikes with his two dogs Clover and Remmy. Practicing Rally Obedience and doing husbandry training. Max loves the outdoors and enjoys backpacking and hiking throughout the U.S. He also enjoys playing the guitar.

Cory Cripe KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA Certified Fear Free Professional

Cory has been working with and training dogs for over 4 years. His passion is helping people and dogs learn to communicate with each other and live together in understanding and compassion. Assessed through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, a Certified Training Partner at Karen Pryor Academyand a Certified Fear Free Professional, he believes education and learning is the basis for us to better engage ourselves with our animals.

When Cory is not helping people and dogs communicate, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Mechelle and his dog Coda. He has two turtles and takes great pride in decorating their tank with different themes. Enjoys backcountry backpacking, landscaping and tying knots in paracord.

Jonathan Farris, Trainer

Jonathan has a passion for working with dogs. He has been training dogs for over ten years. His specialty is working with special cases like aggression and fear as well as dogs that have come from hoarding situations. “They have to learn to be a dog” he says. Jonathan received his training while incarcerated at the Allen County Correctional Facility. He has trained over 500 dogs and once they started testing he has had over 200 pass their Canine Good Citizens test. Jonathan was a mentor to many young men while incarcerated earning him a Certificate of Appreciation from the facility. “I am proud to be a part of Toledo’s Pet Bull Project. There is nothing more rewarding than working with people and their dogs so they can have the same appreciation for their dogs as I do”.