Courtney started with A Fox & Hounds in August of 2012.
When she is not working, Courtney spends her free time training her dogs to compete in rally obedience as well as practicing other sports such as nose work, agility, bite work and most recently scent tracking.
She owns 5 adopted dogs. 4 Pit Bulls – Beans, Scooby, Leo, and Mufasa and 1 English Bull Terrier named Dozer.
Courtney is certified in both Advanced Dog Socialization and Dogmanship by Pack to Basics. She has also attended the following courses:
Large Field Socialization by Jason Vasconi and Chad Mackin
The Art of Attention with Duke Ferguson
Aggression with Ted Efthymiadis
Problem Solving with Tyler Muto
Dealing with Difficult Dogs with Heather Beck in Utah
Relationship-based Behavior Modification with Nelson Hodges
The Biology of Canine Behavior with Chad Mackin
She is also Certified in Pet First Aid by Fetch First Aid & CPR for Pets.
Kristina started at A Fox & Hounds in March 2018. Kristina has had a lifelong passion for training and caring for dogs. While in high school she started her own dog walking and sitting business and worked for several kennels and daycares. She is an ambassador for several dog food and equipment manufacturers.
Kristina is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire where she earned a BA in Recreational Management. During her junior year of college, she had an internship with DockDogs where she traveled to canine aquatic competitions throughout the country working with participants and their handlers and for her senior year internship, Kristina assisted The Upbeat K9, a national dog training company, in opening a new location in Cape Corral, Fla.
Kristina has two English Springer Spaniel brothers, Shawney and Quinn and a McNab name Willa. Kristina is training Willa in performance sports for future competition. She also enjoys photography, developing social media and cooking.
Kristina has trained with Jesse Dalton, focusing on Clear Communication; April Pelletier on Canine Conditioning; and Nelson Hodges on Relationship-based Behavior Modification.
Alex has been with A Fox & Hounds since March 2017. While she always knew she wanted to work with animals, it wasn’t until starting at AF&H that she realized just how rewarding it was to work with them.
Alex graduated with a B.S in Psychology from UMASS Amherst with studies focused on animal behavior. From there she started volunteering at the New England Aquarium in the marine mammal department. She spent time with the trainers assisting in their sessions with Atlantic harbor seals, fur seals, and California sea lions as well as learning husbandry techniques.
Alex owns a Doberman Pinscher, Maui, and a Border Collie named Tula. She is an active member of a weekly, local recreational training group headed by Courtney W. She also attended The Biology of Canine Behavior in PA with Chad Mackin in July and is certified in Fetch Pet First Aid & CPR.
Jenna has been training dogs since 2004, starting in the Plymouth County 4-H dog club while taking training and handling classes at Norfolk County Agricultural High School and working as a dog groomer. She has since been certified as a canine instructor through two corporations, has earned a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology, and currently volunteers with Kingston Animal Control as a training consultant.
She has experience working with dogs of all sizes and breeds and has been teaching group training classes since 2008. Her position with the Kingston Animal Shelter primarily consists of assisting animal control officers and going on field calls. However, she also dedicates her time to caring for the dogs in the shelter and helping those available for adoption to overcome any problem behaviors with the aim of preparing them for a loving forever home.
Jenna continues to further her canine education by attending training seminars.
Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology
Certified in advanced dog socialization by Pack to Basics
Certified as an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
Certified in basic dog obedience by the Leerburg Online University