Meet our

trainers

Spencer Bowman

Hi I’m Spencer, the proud owner of Prestige K9. I manage and help run our three amazing locations in Washington, California, and Colorado. My passion for training dogs extends beyond it being my career, I also spend my free time training and competing locally and internationally with my own dogs. I have won at the regional and national level for obedience and protection competitions. I enjoy teaching both dogs and owners to gain the knowledge and skills needed to communicate effectively. I love what we do here and I think you will too!

Kristen Lee

I’m Kristen and I have been training dogs since 2005, when I attended National K9 School for Dog Trainers. I have always been fascinated by how dogs learn and love that I can help owners and dogs to better understand each other through my work. It’s very rewarding to see people enjoy their canine companions, and to see dogs that get to do more in life with proper training. 

I train my own dog in various sports that require teaching complex behaviors and demand off leash control and focus for prolonged periods of time. I have titled several breeds in Obedience and enjoy working with different personality types of dogs, from shy and timid to pushy and confident.

Jackie Lind

Hi Im Jackie and I have been training dogs for over 6 years. I compete in dog training sports and love spending time with my own dogs. 

Marissa Bowman

Hi I’m Marissa! I have been training dogs since 2012 when I got started training my own dog in dog sports. I am a CGC evaluator and have helped certify many dogs to do therapy work in schools. I enjoy hiking and paddle boarding with my dogs!

 

Rachel Givan

Training dogs has always been a passion of mine. I started training dogs when I was a teenager, everything from obedience along side my horse to taking in dogs that needed help learning every day life skills in order to find their perfect home. The years following that included training dogs for confirmation, agility, Akc obedience and French ring sport. Some of my accomplishments include multiple obedience titles, with some high in trials. Building a relationship with my dogs has been one of the most rewarding things in life, therefore I enjoy helping people build relationships with their own dogs. 

Stacy Dugdale

I’m Stacy and I have been training dogs professionally since 2014.  I completed my education and underwent an extensive apprenticeship program to learn about canine training and behavior in depth!

I’m a CGC Evaluator with American Kennel Club (AKC) and also a certified Canine Nosework Trainer.  I love working with all breeds of dogs and personality types such as shy to impulsive and overly excitable!

What I love most about being a dog trainer is that I get to help owners better understand and communicate with their canine companions so that they can thrive and live happier together.

I enjoy weekend getaways with family and love hiking and splashing around at the lake with my dogs!  Much of my personal time is dedicated to training my Belgian Malinois’, Devo and Rhetic in ringsport!

Ben Graumann

Hi I’m Ben.  I’ve been training dogs since I got back from my last deployment in 2014.  I spent 10 years in the Army and got a chance to work with some amazing dog/handler teams which helped me identify a new field I’d enjoy working in.

Since 2014 I’ve worked in multiple training facilities and have enjoyed learning and training dogs in a wide variety of activities, from AKC events such as canine good citizen tests to protection and detection work.  I’ve found that I really enjoy problem solving and training new behaviors for dogs, whether it be for behavioral modification or to have the freedom of off leash obedience.

Sarah Mueller

Hi I’m Sarah. I have been training dogs since 2008. I started out seeking help with my own dog, which lead me to want to help other people with their own dogs. I enjoy taking my dogs on hikes and competing in various dog sports, including competitive obedience and protection sports.