Kristin Rosenbach

Kristin (she/her) is a truffle hunter, teacher and trainer in the Pacific Northwest. She has been teaching and developing educational programs since 1998. From the college lecture halls to practical settings and online classrooms, she has found there are very few barriers to learning opportunities. Through collaborative learning, Kristin guides clients in developing strong relationships with their dogs in a meaningful, genuine, and gentle way.

Having originally studied sports medicine, Kristin achieved an undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound continuing to graduate school at Old Dominion University. She became involved in dog sports in 2005 and discovered truffle hunting when an agility injury temporarily sidelined her dog. As her curiosity grew, she changed her career to pursue one where she could work alongside her own dogs and teach others to do the same.

Kristin has been self-employed since 2001, first in the field of human performance and later as a dog training professional. Her business, Wagnificent K9 Truffle Dogs LLC, was founded in 2010 and enables her to explore her passion for truffle hunting with her own dogs while also teaching others to do so and educate them about the importance of developing a partnership with animals. For Kristin, when a student’s dog finds their very first truffle, it’s a magical moment! Every single time. And while her students are successful at finding truffles, she relentlessly reminds them that “it’s just a truffle” and everything comes down to the relationship they share.

Kristin lives in western Washington with her husband, two Border Collies, a Belgian Tervuren, a Sheltie, four sheep, four ducks and five Koi. She is currently writing her first book.

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