Madelyn Krkljus, CTC
Madelyn began her professional career working with dogs in 2009 when she founded TrailDogs Canine Adventures, the first to offer Napa Valley an off-leash group hiking service just for dogs. She is a Certified Professional Dog Walker through dog*tec, a title that she earned by passing intensive written and practical exams showing her mastery of canine body language, managing dogs in a group, proper trail etiquette and ethical business practices. In 2010 Madelyn completed the Canine Behavior Academy program at the Marin Humane Society. In 2013, she was accepted into The Academy for Dog Trainers where she furthered her formal education in animal learning theory, applied animal behavior, behavior modification and consulting. Madelyn graduated with Honors from the The Academy, earning her Certificate in Training and Behavior Counseling.
Madelyn is proud to be a member of the force-free dog training community and is excited to share her knowledge of science based training techniques with her clients. She is a member of several professional organizations including Doggone Safe, The Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the Pet Professional Guild. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Wine Country Animal Lovers, a 501(c) non-profit animal rescue group that provides support for Napa Valley and the surrounding communities. While pursuing a formal education in professional dog training, Madelyn has worked extensively with both shelter dogs and family dogs throughout California and Northern New Mexico.