My name is Allison Woldstad and I have dedicated my life to helping owners and their dogs build a better life together. I have always had a love for animals but my love for dogs really started to appear when I was 16 years old and I got my first job at a dog kennel. Throughout my 8 years at that kennel, I realized that I not only enjoyed the presence of dogs, but I was also extremely interested in their behaviors and why they did what they did.
When a rescue dog came through with no home because his dog aggression was out of control, I decided to take him home because I was determined find balance for him and change both his and my life. In 2016 I left home to start my adventures to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer at The National K9 School For Dog Trainers in Ohio. During my time there I became certified in basic obedience (on and off leash), behavior modifications, tracking and trailing, protection training, K-9 units, confidence building, and training assistance dogs.
My mission now is to help other families who are struggling create a calm, safe, and happy home. I feel that it is important for everyone to know that they are not alone when it comes to needing help with their dogs. That is why I crated K9U!
Passionate. Patient. Persistent. Pet-lover. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe my style. I know each animal is different, and I’ll work with yours to give them guidance that is tailored to their needs.
I also have my Associates Degree in business from Normandale Community College. I make sure to spend a lot of my time continuing my education in dog training. I have attended the Train the Trainers seminar, which is a unique workshop focusing on balanced training methods and behavior modification, taught by Jeff Gellman of Solid K9 Training (canine aggression specialist and host of “What Would Jeff Do?” radio show) and Sean O’Shea of The Good Dog Training and Rehabilitation (an internationally-recognized dog trainer and dog behavior expert who has studied with and assisted Cesar Millan).