Paws & Purrs Pet Sitting
Professional Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Services

oving Care When You Can't Be There."

Phone/Text:  (518) 605-7855

Kristi Hechler

Certified Pet Sitter
Certified Dog Trainer

(518) 605-7855

Loving Care
When You Can't Be There.

Certifications & Continuation Education Information

Certified Dog Trainer

Animal Behavior College

Dog Obedience Instructor Training Program
January 15, 2007 - December 10, 2007
CERTIFIED:  January 2008

On-line program & 16-week externship with Certified Training and Behavior Counselor, Jody Diehl (Dog's Best Friend, LLC)


Certified Pet Sitter

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters
CERTIFIED:  September 2008

Part-Time Volunteer

Saratoga County Animal Shelter
Performed behavior assessements on dogs at the shelter; took pictures of shelter dogs and was responsible for updating Shelter's PetFinder site.

Estherville Animal Shelter
Took pictures of all animals at the Shelter.  Created Shelter's website and Petfinder page.

Full-time Volunteer

The Animal Protective Foundation
January - November, 2007
Walked, Socialized, Trained & Photographed Dogs

General Animal Care Internship (completion of)

Best Friends Animal Society, Kanab, UT
May - July, 2006
6-week Program; w/concentration on dogs

Pet First Aid Certification

American Red Cross
April 2006



Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

Pet Sitters International

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS)

Seminars/Workshops Attended

Dog Behavior & Handling:
Relating to Dogs in Shelters, Sanctuaries & Rescues
Presented by Best Friends Animal Society
September 15-19, 2008, Kanab, UT

Animal Protection Forum
Sponsored by the NYS Humane Association
November 2-3, 2007, Poughkeepsie, NY

Workshops Attended:

* Humane Education:  Putting the Tools in the Teacher's Hands
   Speaker: Nicole Hirsch (Lollypop Farm) & Laura-Ann Cammia (NYSHA)

The Shelter of the Future:  Training Wheels
    Speaker:  Jane Kopelman (Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption)

Marketing Your Pets Online:  Tips & Tricks to Increase Adoptions
    Speaker:  Lynn Katz (PetFinder)

Off-Site Adoptions, A Marketing Miracle
    Speaker:  Barbara Carr (SPCA/Erie County)

Cujo Meets Pavlov:  "Leash Aggression"
Presented by Kathy Sado, MA, CAAB (Associate)
Sponsored by Clicking With Canines
July 29, 2007, Endicott, NY

Assessing Canine Temperament
Presented by Sue Sternberg & Jane Kopelman,
Rondount Valley Animals for Adoption
July 5-6, 2007, Accord, NY

Presented by John Rogerson
(co-sponsored by Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption)

May 5-7, 2007, Accord, NY

Animal Protection Forum
Sponsored by the NYS Humane Association
October 5-6, 2006, Albany, NY