About Kristi Benson, Special Correspondent to Companion Animal Psychology

Learn more about Kristi Benson CTC PCBC-A, Special Correspondent to Companion Animal Psychology, and read her pieces.

Kristi Benson, writer and dog trainer, in a field with two dogs

Kristi Benson is an honours graduate of the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, where she earned her Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC). She also has gained her PCBC-A credential from the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. She has recently moved to beautiful northern British Columbia, where she will continue to help dog guardians through online teaching and consultations. Kristi is on staff at the Academy for Dog Trainers, helping to shape the next generation of canine professionals. Kristi’s dogs are rescue sled dogs, mostly retired and thoroughly enjoying a good snooze in front of the woodstove.

Contact her through her website and check out her blog, Facebook page, or Twitter for training tips, articles about dogs and training, and more.

Pieces by Kristi Benson CTC PCBC-A

David and Patrick's fairy-tale land of kindness could be our gift to dogs

Overcoming the colossal fear of looking like a graceless noob.

Salience, motivation, and good fortune in dog training.

Peeling carrots like Grandma: Lessons in efficiency for dog training.

Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold: Nursery rhymes as a window into our shared history with dogs.

The Prince and the Pea is the canine fairy tale to make you happy right now (Kristi Benson interviewed by Zazie Todd about her reinvention of the classic fairy tale).

The first citizen scientists: Dinjii Zhuh knowledge and the advantage of uncertainty.

Select media mentions

200 compelling female bloggers of 2020, Lady Boss Blogger, 14 Nov 2020.

15 everyday habits of great dog owners, Reader's Digest, 3 Dec 2019.

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