The Management Team
Kristin Higgs (Mills)
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certified
Dogs are Kristin's life and she will do everything she can to make sure your pooch's experience at her facility is one of a kind. Kristin has worked with over 1,500 dogs in the Oklahoma area and surrounding states. Her calm and positive attitude makes learning fun for any dog! She uses a reward based behavior modification program and never uses any force training methods. The positive reinforcement Kristin provides makes the transition from trainer to owner easy and fun! Kristin is a member of the Professional Association of Pet Dog Trainers, CDPT-KA certified, AKC Canine Good Citizen Certified and has worked with animals all her life. She specializes in family pets and in rehabilitating abused and shy dogs. Kristin was recently honored as a member of the Journal Record Magazine's Achiever's under 40 Class of 2013. Kristin has four spoiled rescue dogs, Mack, Millie, Walter, Briar, and Rumor. Her other animals include Chester the chinchilla and two Morgan horses named Captain and Clooney.
Paige is here to make sure your dogs are getting the full Pleasant Pooch experience! She is an Illustration major at the University of Central Oklahoma and is our graphic design guru. When she's not in class, she's coming up with new ideas for Pooch! She is working on earning a CPDT-KA certification, as well. She works with our board & train dogs and teaches basic obedience classes. Paige has an Australian Shepherd named Piper and fosters Sophie, a Pug/Boxer mix. Chances are you will probably see her at the dog park after work!
Sarah runs the administrative side of the business and takes care of the play areas! She is our local PetExec software expert and works to make sure all front-end processes run smoothly. Sarah is going to school for a master's degree in mental health counseling through Northwestern University's distance learning program. She is currently working on earning her CPDT-KA certification. She leads basic obedience classes and works with our board & train clients. She has two cats, Tigger and Ary, who like to keep her on her toes.
Mariah has been with us from the beginning! She knows the business inside and out. She is getting her CPDT-KA certification and is available for in-home training or daily home visits to come check on your dog. Her laid back personality helps even the most nervous dog relax and feel at home here. Mariah is active in Greyhound rescue and has two Greyhounds of her own, Ava and Ziggy. She also has a Newfoundland named Lana and a Husky named Archer.