Courtney started with A Fox & Hounds in August of 2012. Originally having worked in the daycare she became General Manager of the Grove Street location and additionally the Harborside location at its inception in 2018.
When she is not working, Courtney enjoys hiking and training her dogs.
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.
General Manager and Training Manager
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. Also while in high school and college she worked for several kennels and daycares. She is an ambassador for several dog food and equipment manufacturers.
Kristina is a 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.
Kristina has two English Springer Spaniel brothers, Shawney and Quinn and a McNab name Willa. Kristina is also a founding member of a local disc dog club, Boston Area Disc Dogs. Kristina is training Willa in performance sports for future competition. She also enjoys photography, developing social media, trick training and cooking.
Kristina has trained with April Pelletier on Canine Conditioning; and Nelson Hodges on Relationship-based Behavior Modification. She is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.
Alex joined the A Fox & Hounds team in 2017. She began working in the daycare and along with Courtney and Kristina, opened AFAH Harborside.
Alex graduated from UMASS Amherst with a B.S. in Psychology, with a focus on animal behavior. She got her start in training while she volunteered with the marine mammals at the New England Aquarium. There, she learned a lot about positive-reinforcement training by assisting in training sessions with Atlantic harbor seals, California sea lions, and northern fur seals.
After starting at A Fox & Hounds, she frequented a weekly recreational dog training group headed by Courtney. There she learned about balanced training methods. Motivated by her human and dog reactive doberman, Maui, Alex consistently attended training nights. Through hard work and practice she was able to successfully rehab him into a well-trained, well-mannered, dog that she was able to take anywhere!
These days Alex spends her time trick-training and competing in disc competitions with her border collie, Tula. She enjoys continuing education by taking a variety of training classes, as well as attending seminars around the country. Her dream is to own a whole pack of border collies and compete in a variety of sports.
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 volunteered with Kingston Animal Control for years as a training consultant.
She has experience working with dogs of all sizes and breeds and has been teaching group training classes and private lessons since 2008. Her position with the Kingston Animal Shelter primarily consisted of assisting animal control officers and going on field calls. However, she also dedicated 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 permanent 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 in basic dog obedience by the Leerburg Online University
Certified Animal Control Officer
Trainer - Puppy Socialization & Enrichment
Thomas initially joined the A Fox & Hounds Family back in 2014, working at the Grove Street location seasonally during the summer and part-time during the end of high school and throughout college.
In the Fall of 2015 he attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst studying political science. During his time at UMass he worked at The Good Dog Spot (TGDS) to keep in touch with some dogs and continue working on his handling skills. He worked there for two years until he left school and came back to work at Grove Street full-time.
Between working at AFAH during the summers and on weekends and at TGDS while away Thomas realized his true passion was working with dogs. More specifically, he was interested in the behaviors he saw in the daycare setting, pushing him to learn as much as he could about dog behavior and psychology.
Thomas now works at the Harborside location, starting there in the summer of 2019.
He spends his free time training his two year old Australian Cattle Dog named Otis. Thomas and Otis enjoy just about any kind of training including basic and advanced obedience, tricks, and scent work. They also enjoy spending any time they get outside, walking trails and hiking whenever they can. They are always learning and keep sharp by practicing their skills and attending seminars. Thomas is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR.