Kelly Steinhoff knew that she wanted to work with animals, but as she attended veterinarian school, she realized that her real passion was training. When she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, she began shadowing trainers. During this process, she learned about the Tom Rose School for Professional Dog Trainers. After six months at the school, Kelly started her own business.
Kelly has been working out of her home for three years, giving individualized instruction to dogs and dog owners both at her home and at theirs. Now she feels it is time to branch out. She has big dreams – plenty of space for grooming and for group training sessions. She would also like to have an area to board animals and to be able to help rescue dogs. The added space would allow her to give group lessons, which would add to her income and make it possible to reach more people at the same time.
She has created an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, with the hope of gaining sufficient funds to realize her dream. She says that if she cannot raise the $100,000 it would take to complete her idea, she would apply whatever funds she receives toward developing a facility. She would probably give up the boarding part of her dream and focus on grooming and training.
You can learn more about Kelly and the way she works with dogs by visiting her website, Premiere K9.com. Not only will you see the usual testimonials from customers, you will be able to view videos of Kelly working with various dogs. The dogs look up at her, eagerly waiting for the next command or for her attention. Their tails wag, and they follow directions with an eager bounce that goes with happy dogs. She demonstrates several training techniques, including socializing a German shepherd that had been aggressive toward strangers.
One of the things that is most impressive about the testimonials is references to follow-through and support after the classes are over. One client mentioned how Kelly was always available to help if there was a problem, and that she continued to work with her even after the formal training was over. Kelly currently offers boarding and training on a limited basis. Working out of her home restricts how many dogs she can handle at one time.
Rewards for contributing to this crowdfunding campaign are goodies for your particular canine companion. They include a bandana, leash and collar from Bait Free — an organization that rescues pit bulls, a water dish, a container for waste bags, a basket of chew toys or a large canine gift basket. The only reward that does not go to your canine friend is the $300 reward, which would pay for boarding and training of a rescue dog for one week. There is no need to explain to dog lovers the value of this particular package when it comes time to find a home for the rescue dog. Crowdfunders, this is a campaign to which you can contribute and feel truly good about where your money is going. You will be helping a young woman boost her career, and you will be making the world better for many happy canines.