Meet Allison

Experience

  • Founder/President/Trainer - Canine Solutions
  • Bachelor of Science degree - Colorado State University, Animal Science, Behavior concentration
  • Level 1 peace officer - State of Colorado, police officer for City of Boulder
  • Animal emergency services coordinator - American Humane Association
  • Boulder Animal Control Supervisor
  • Board member and team leader - Park County Animal Evacuation team
  • Kennel manager - International Hearing Dog
  • Kennel manager - Denver Dumb Friends League (Quebec Shelter)
  • Recognized court expert in dog behavior - Jefferson, Boulder, Clear Creek and Denver County
  • Trained numerous dual purpose dogs (narcotics and patrol) for various police and sheriff’s departments – references available upon request
  • Colorado Task Force 1 (FEMA) - training assistant K-9 urban search and rescue
  • Competing and training in schutzhund (IPO) since 1991. Schutzhund is a working dog sport where the dog and handler team compete in 3 phases; tracking, obedience and protection.  They must pass all 3 phases before going on to the next level of difficulty.
  • Scored in the top 10, competing at an IPO III level at 3 national championship competitions.
  • Received over 19 repeat IPO III titles with her Belgian Malinois, Luna.  13 of the titles earned were with an impressive overall V’rated score (286-300pts), as well as 42 individual phase V’rated scores (92-100pts).
  • 2nd Place, DVG Western Regional Championship.  Scored 292/300pts with Luna.  Highest scoring and largest regional championship in DVG history.
  • Animal assisted therapy dog handler - Delta Society
  • 4H dog obedience guest instructor - Jefferson County
  • Dog behavior evaluator/advisor - Intermountain Humane Society, Evergreen Animal Protective League and Clear Creek Animal Rescue.
 

Current and past certifications/training

  • State of Colorado – Level 1 peace officer standard and training (POST)
  • CPR & 1st responder
  • Training director certification - DVG
  • Dart gun, net gun and chemical immobilization capture
  • State of Colorado – animal cruelty investigator
  • Canine good citizen instructor - AKC
  • National Animal Control Academy (NACA) – animal control officer level 1
  • IS100, 200, 700, 800, 10, 11 & 240 (FEMA courses)
  • Swift Water Animal Rescue – Code III
  • Slack Water Animal Rescue – Code III
  • Large Animal Rescue – Code III
  • Technical Animal Rescue – Code III
  • Ropes Animal Rescue – Code III
  • Animal Emergency Services and Animal Emergency Sheltering – American Humane Association
  • Canine Emergency Medical Care – Texas Engineering Extension Service and Red Cross
  • Registered animal assisted therapy dog team – Denver Pet Partners and Delta Society