MEET KAREN ANDERSEN
Karen Andersen is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and the owner and principal trainer for 4 on the Floor Dog Training. For over a decade, Karen has helped numerous families and pets using the most up-to-date, science-backed force free training methods. Through her use of positive reinforcement, Karen is confident she can help you and your dog, too!
Karen brings years of experience with pets of all kinds. She has worked professionally with animals since 2004 in a variety of settings, including pet sitting, boarding, doggie daycare, grooming, but her one true love is training. Karen understands that all dogs need physical exercise, mental stimulation, and communication to be healthy, happy members of the family.
In addition to her hands-on experience training, Karen has numerous qualifications to best help you and your dogs. In 2009, Karen graduated the Starmark Academy (formerly the Triple Crown Academy for Professional Dog Trainers), where she received her certification as a Canine Training and Behavior Specialist. She then went on to become nationally certified as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed, which means she passed a comprehensive exam and has over 300 hours of dog training experience! Karen is also a Certified Trick Dog Trainer and a AKC Canine Good Citizen and STAR Puppy evaluator. To stay current in the world of dog training, she is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Taken together, Karen has the knowledge and skills to assist you and your dog!
In her free time, Karen enjoys spending time with her dogs, Maisie and Yippee. They continually train to improve home manners and learn new tricks! Once COVID restrictions lift, Karen is looking forward to competing in agility with her dogs.