MEET THE TEAM
Animal Sitters, Dog Trainers and Interns

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Karri

Summer Intern

Hi! My name is Kerri and I’m a journalism and digital media student at the University of Minnesota. I love spending time on my boat with my dogs! Here’s me and my Boston terrier Louie :) I cannot wait to be the Summer Intern for Kelsey this Summer and work with Happy Tailz

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Bree

Animal Sitter

Hello, my name is Bree. Animals have been a big part of my life, with having over 30 years experience with dogs and cats, and almost 20 with ferrets. I love that every animal has their own personality and enjoy learning what makes them unique. When I’m not with animals I enjoy journaling, crafting and gaming. I hope to one day program my own game.

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Lexie

Animal Sitter

My name is Lexi and I am an animal lover to the core. I love and care for each and every animal I meet. My dream job has always been a veterinarian but until then I am just happy to work with my furry friends! I am excited to have this job because this is what I love doing. Animals bring a special light into my life!

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Philip

Dog Trainer

Hello, my name is Philip. I’ve had a dog obsession for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I used to play the video game Nintendogs dreaming of the day I could take care of my own dog. My first job was taking care of dogs at a dog day care and I still volunteer at my local shelter. Now I’m proud to call 3 dogs part of my family! I love teaching them new things and I’ll love teaching your dog too! With positive teaching techniques, your dog will love it as well! I was inspired to study psychology in part by Dr. John Pilley who taught his dog Chaser over 1,000 words. I'm amazed at the level of communication that can be achieved between people and their dogs and I want as many people to experience that as possible!

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Sarah

Dog Trainer

My name is Sarah. I have been around animals my entire life, I started working with horses and dogs when I was 12 and did training and showing for 6 years. In my early 20 I went to full time work with dogs, studying behavior, training and observation. I have been training for the last 16 yrs. Dogs are my life and passion. I’m so excited to work with Happy Tailz and get to spend all my time helping dogs and building great relationships with dogs and their owners! 

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Elie

Dog Trainer

Hi! I’m Elie and I’ve been around animals my whole life. From as long as I can remember animals have been my favorite thing in the world. As soon as I was old enough to get a job, I applied at the pet store down the street. Low and behold, I got the job and my obsession grew, but now I had more knowledge to feed my obsession. I quickly learned that my favorite thing in the world was helping others with their animals, and what better way to do that then dog training! I have dedicated my life to helping dogs with behavioral issues or just basic obedience training with minimal stress on the dog. Training should be fun for both the owner and the dog, and by creating a safe environment for your dog to thrive in, training is very rewarding. I am here to help you grow and strengthen your relationship with your best friend!