Krystal Inman BSA, DOT/I
Krystal Inman is the owner of Blue Ridge Canine.
She's been working with animals for more than 15 years and started her career as a veterinary assistant and pet sitter at 16.
After graduating cum laude from Murray State University with a major in Animal Health Technology and being awarded Outstanding Senior in her class she followed her passion into canine behavior and training. On top of owning her own business she worked as a contract trainer for the Kentucky Humane Society, worked for Animal Resorts & Training/Protection Dog Sales in Goshen, KY, completed the Dog Obedience Training/Instructor course from Penn Foster and Michael Ellis's Principles of Dog Training I.
Since moving back to Virginia Krystal has titled dogs in AKC CGC, CGCA, CD, and Rally obedience and is an AKC CGC Evaluator. Krystal worked as the Head Dog Trainer for a company focusing on dogs with severe behavioral issues. She continues her education with training videos, seminars, behavior and training books, and working with other trainers.
Krystal was accepted to Bergin University of Canine Studies and began her Masters in Canine-Human Life Sciences in August this year.
In her spare time Krystal enjoys spending time with her husband Kris, 6 year old son Konnor, and 3 year old daughter Kayley. Personally Krystal has a 14 year old beagle/border collie mix Lucy, a 3 year old Beagle name Kopper, a few rescued barn cats, a 75 freshwater chiclid tank, and several chickens! She takes time to go hiking, kayaking, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.
Operations Manager & Head Coach
Alexa has been working with dogs for almost 10 years. She started her career out dog walking and quickly worked her way over to doggie daycare. Working at a doggie daycare she met Krystal and started a dog trainer apprenticeship working with her. For 2 years Alexa worked to learn about canine psychology, training methods, and behavior modification. She taught classes, lessons, handled and trained dogs with severe behavior issues, and ran a board and train program.
Alexa teamed up with Blue Ridge Canine from day 1 working with Krystal to help develop a top notch dog training camp. She leads the way to ensure each dog gets the best training possible during their time at camp.
When not training dogs Alexa enjoys spending time with her two children Jaydon and Maliyah and her pack of dogs. She goes hiking with friends and enjoys the occasional vacation!
Canine Coach & Behavior Specialist
Brittany Wilkinson is such an amazing person! She has so much passion for working with dogs that need help which is why we are so lucky to have her on the team at Blue Ridge Canine. She helps cover all of our Maryland client and also trains our of Sunchaser Kennels in Union Bridge, MD right outside Fredrick, MD.
Brittany has two amazing dogs Boomer and Buddy who travel all around with her. If you're looking for a trainer that can get you to where your dog can go any where with you Brittany is your go to!
Brittany specializes in our behavior cases and excels in working with dogs that have fear, anxiety, or dog reactivity issues.