Kendra hails from Michigan, where she grew up with an extreme passion to work with dogs. As a young adult, she adopted her first Rottweiler puppy, Bailey. Kendra consumed herself with training Bailey, and soon began to realize the impact that training had for both dog and pet parents, and wanted to learn everything she could. This new-found passion led her to volunteering with her local shelter where she gained invaluable experience working with a variety of dogs – a passion she still holds dear to her heart 20+ years later. Her passion for dogs turned into a full-time career as she came to better understand the complex workings of the canine mind, how we can best fulfill them as individuals, and how we can help them become the most enjoyable companions they can be. Since those early days, Kendra immersed herself in her field by completing a nine-month intensive Shadow Program, and studying under some of the biggest and best names in dog training, including Larry Krohn, Tom Davis, and Robin MacFarlane, which inspired her to found Doggie Mannerz in 2008. To this day, she still continues to expand her education and skills by traveling around the country to bring back the latest and greatest information for her clients and their dogs. Kendra sets herself apart by bringing a tailored approach to each and every dog she works with by providing dog owners with the knowledge and understanding of dogs that she has gained over the years. Her down-to-earth approach is fun and easy to understand for both the dogs and the people who love them. She continues to share her incredible skills with the shelter and rescue community through her love of fostering rescue dogs. She shares her Millcreek home with her husband, Ryan, and their three rescue dogs, Jelly, Rollie, and Tulie.