Paws & Purrs Pet Sitting
Professional Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Services

"L
oving Care When You Can't Be There."

Phone/Text:  (518) 605-7855


Kristi Hechler

Certified Pet Sitter
Certified Dog Trainer


(518) 605-7855

Loving Care
When You Can't Be There.

Certifications & Continuation Education Information




Certified Dog Trainer

Animal Behavior College
http://www.animalbehaviorcollege.com

Dog Obedience Instructor Training Program
January 15, 2007 - December 10, 2007
CERTIFIED:  January 2008


On-line program & 16-week externship with Certified Training and Behavior Counselor, Jody Diehl (Dog's Best Friend, LLC)

 

Certified Pet Sitter

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters
http://petsitters.org
CERTIFIED:  September 2008



Part-Time Volunteer

Saratoga County Animal Shelter
2008-2011
Performed behavior assessements on dogs at the shelter; took pictures of shelter dogs and was responsible for updating Shelter's PetFinder site.

Estherville Animal Shelter
2008-2011
Took pictures of all animals at the Shelter.  Created Shelter's website and Petfinder page.


Full-time Volunteer

The Animal Protective Foundation
January - November, 2007
Walked, Socialized, Trained & Photographed Dogs



General Animal Care Internship (completion of)

Best Friends Animal Society, Kanab, UT
May - July, 2006
6-week Program; w/concentration on dogs


Pet First Aid Certification

American Red Cross
April 2006
http://www.redcross.org


MEMBERSHIPS

 

Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
http://www.apdt.com


Pet Sitters International
(PSI)
http://petsit.com

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS)

http://petsitters.org


CONTINUING EDUCATION
Seminars/Workshops Attended


Dog Behavior & Handling:
Relating to Dogs in Shelters, Sanctuaries & Rescues
Presented by Best Friends Animal Society
September 15-19, 2008, Kanab, UT


Animal Protection Forum
Sponsored by the NYS Humane Association
November 2-3, 2007, Poughkeepsie, NY

Workshops Attended:

* Humane Education:  Putting the Tools in the Teacher's Hands
   Speaker: Nicole Hirsch (Lollypop Farm) & Laura-Ann Cammia (NYSHA)

The Shelter of the Future:  Training Wheels
    Speaker:  Jane Kopelman (Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption)

Marketing Your Pets Online:  Tips & Tricks to Increase Adoptions
    Speaker:  Lynn Katz (PetFinder)

Off-Site Adoptions, A Marketing Miracle
    Speaker:  Barbara Carr (SPCA/Erie County)

Cujo Meets Pavlov:  "Leash Aggression"
Presented by Kathy Sado, MA, CAAB (Associate)
Sponsored by Clicking With Canines
July 29, 2007, Endicott, NY

Assessing Canine Temperament
Presented by Sue Sternberg & Jane Kopelman,
Rondount Valley Animals for Adoption
July 5-6, 2007, Accord, NY

Aggression
Presented by John Rogerson
(co-sponsored by Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption)

May 5-7, 2007, Accord, NY

Animal Protection Forum
Sponsored by the NYS Humane Association
October 5-6, 2006, Albany, NY