Kristina’s passion and desire for helping canines has shown through her dedication to them since 1997. Over the course of her 19 years in the dog grooming profession, she researched other ways she could help dogs feel better. Often times when pet parents would drop off their dog for a day at the ‘spa,’ pet owners would mention that the dog has arthritic legs, an old back injury or hip dysplasia. Kristina recognized that relieving a sore pet was where her future lay.
Kristina graduated from Canine Massage Chicago’s 200-hour Canine Massage Therapist program in the fall of 2011. She has also attended a Pack to Basics seminar focusing on understanding canine behavior. Kristina incorporates the use of essential oils every day at work and at home. One of her favorite techniques to apply on animals is the Raindrop Treatment.
Kristina rounds out her abilities by applying low stress handling grooming techniques. When not grooming, massaging, cooking or staying fit, she enjoys playing fetch with her 9-year-old Boston Terrier Diesel and relaxing with her two cats, Spacey and Cody.
Kristina Dodge’s Curriculum Vitae:
Graduated Lewis University Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education: 2005
Graduated Lewis University Master of Arts in School Counseling and Guidance: 2007
Usui System of Natural Healing Reiki Level 1 Practitioner: September 2011
Canine Massage Chicago Certified Canine Massage Therapist: October 2011