Hi, I’m Devan Kistner!
I am a 23 year old animal lover living in Buffalo, NY. I have been involved in training and working with dogs for 2 years now and have 2 dogs of my own as well as two ferrets and a turtle! When I am not working, I enjoy spending time at coffee shops, buying new plants, and taking hikes with my two rescue dogs, Reba and Emma.
Reba is a 3.5 year old Lab mix and, before we met, she was a stray in Oklahoma. The rescue down there found her with her ten puppies freezing in the cold. Only two of her puppies made it. When I adopted Reba, she was terrified of life. She wouldn’t go up to random people and even dogs. Fast forward today, that little girl that used to be terrified of life is now a Therapy dog. Reba also has her Canine Good Citizen, Advanced Canine Good Citizen, Trick Dog, and her Intermediate Trick Dog. Reba is also involved with Scent Work, Rally and Competition Obedience.
Emma is a 3 year old boxer mix that I adopted from an amazing family who just didn’t have the ability to take care of her unique needs at the time. Emma came to be super reactive to everything and didn’t trust anyone. She would lunge at any person she would see and would low growl or bark at anyone that approached her or any weird noises that would make her feel unsettled. Now, Emma can go to family parties and exist around people. People can go up to her and pet her. I’m so proud of Emma and how far she has come! Emma has her Canine Good Citizen, Trick Dog and Intermediate Trick Dog. We are working towards our Advanced Canine Good Citizen. Emma is involved with Scent Work and Agility.
Even prior to my dog training experience, I have always been passionate about animals and dogs in particular. I would love to be able to use what I know to not only help your dog, but help enhance the relationship you have with your dog. Whether it be treating them to a little fun during the day while you’re busy at work, or working on important skills like confidence building and obedience, every dog could benefit from individualized sessions with an experienced dog handler, carer, and trainer. 
For more information, you can reach me at Dkistnerk9@gmail.com