Professional Dog Trainer


Kristina Hinote-Meler is a Certified Dog Trainer (CDT) from Animal Behavior College. She also has her First Aid for Pets, and is an AKC CGC (canine good citizen) evaluator. Her goals include to continue on her education and to be able to work with therapy/service dogs. She grew up in both Oklahoma, and Maine always having dogs as a part of the family and has always been a dog lover. Spending time in the northeast she was able to show dogs in the confirmation ring, as well as be a client in obedience, and agility classes. She moved out to California after marrying her Marine Corps husband Robert. Kristina has also worked as a pet walker/sitter and a veterinary assistant. Her current fur babies are her pug Deja-vu, and Zeus her lab/dobby mix. She has been educated in positive reinforcement and clicker training. You can usually also find her volunteering with the SPOT rescue. Please contact her if you have any questions.

Services Include: Private in-home lessons, group classes, Preparing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test (CGC), getting ready to adopt puppy/dog consultation, behavior instruction, and obedience.

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Tel: 760-207-5225
Email: dandttraining@gmail.com


"Kristina has been wonderful to work with. Just recently SPOT rescued a little Chihuahua with some fear issues. He received Kristina's gentle training and learned to come out of his shell and greet potential adopters appropriately. Now he's in his new forever home!"

-Kris Nelson