Dog trainer, translator and traveler Chrissi is based in Antigua, Guatemala. Chrissi has been fond of dogs of all sizes, shapes and personalities for as long as they can think - especially the so-called difficult ones. After training the dachshund of their early teenage years in traditional ways at their local obedience club, they learned about clicker training and got hooked on force-free, motivational methods. Their work days are spent doing the things they love most: thinking about languages, writing, and teaching pet dog manners and life skills to human and canine clients. Chrissi's (German-language) puppy book "Nur Mut!" was released in 2017, followed by their recall book "Komm zu mir!" in 2018. Chrissi loves working with people and dogs, and training, playing and hiking with their Malinois Game and Border Collie Mick.

Chrissi's pet dog school website is, and their dog training blog can be found on

Pronouns: Chrissi goes by they/them, but feels the need to add that they have never met a pronoun they truly liked. In their ideal world, they'd have the option to opt out of the concept of gender altogether: N/A.

Current and Upcoming Courses

FE240: Calling All Dogs

  Do you dream of a reliable real-life recall? Do you dream of a dog who pays attention to you, making sure not to lose you when you're out on an off-leash hike? A dog w...

October 1, 2020

FE565: Finding Five - Training for a Busy World

  Too much work, and too little time? Too exhausted to train your dog at the end of a busy day? Feeling guilty for not having exercised her enough? Come join us in Findi...

December 1, 2020

Contact information

Have a question about an upcoming course taught by Chrissi?  Not sure if your dog is suitable for a specific class?  We welcome you to contact instructors by email to make sure the course is suitable for you and your dog.

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Student Testimonials

FDSA is excited to welcome Chrissi for the August 2017 session.