Week 1 with a new rescue dog

Topic: Week 1 with a new rescue dog.

Synopsis: Kat and Becca discuss how to welcome, manage, and learn about your new rescue dog. They cover setting priorities, what to concentrate on, and what can be left for later.


Rescue Smart


Kat Camplin, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP

Kat CamplinKat Camplin, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant (CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA,) a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP,) and a Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She has served on the Board of Directors of a local obedience club, with 2 terms as President. Kat is an avid advocate for creating fun activities for dogs and their families to do together to shape positive relationships. She stays abreast of the latest research and training techniques and continuing education by attending workshops and seminars.

A native of California, Kat has 30 years of experience in many dog training styles. She started as an apprentice to a “Dog Trainer to the Stars” before moving on to competitive Obedience training. She volunteered her training services at a local dog rescue for 8 years, which allowed her to work with many dog personalities. Kat is an active member of several dog training clubs and competes in Rally and Obedience. She has also dabbled in Tracking and Nosework and loves hiking and traveling with her dogs.


Becca Hintz, KPA-CTP

Becca HintzRebecca Hintz has competed at World Shows and throughout Europe with her Parson Russell Terrier, Vixon. After a viscous attack by 2 large breed dogs, Vixon developed fear and anxiety that presented as reactive behavior. Becca fell in love with helping dogs like Vixon and donates behavior work to her local open intake shelter, SPCA and several rescues. She is once again active in the show world with her 11 year old daughter and is enjoying the wonderful training adventure with a new Russell Terrier in the house although her rescue mastiff is never one to sit out a training session.

Becca was disabled at 25 in a car accident and has a passion for helping those with disabilities. She is an ADA advocate and trains a limited number of service dog’s with their owners. Pet dog training began when Becca retired from competing with her first pregnancy. She loves working with families to create relationship focused partnerships between dogs and their owners. Parrots, horses, cats and reptiles have all been part of Becca’s rescue and training life. Studio work is also a joy and she works with multiple species on set. Future plans include the continuing membership in the Karen Pryor Academy with a strong pursuit of continued education to both fulfill her KPA CTP certification requirements and her passion for knowledge to help the dogs and other species she loves to train. She is also a member of IAABC, is a CGC evaluator, and is a member of her local kennel club where she teaches confirmation. Becca lives with her husband, son, daughter, 2 dogs, 2 indoor cats, several barn feral cats, a ball python, a parakeet, and 3 horses on the farm. Life is not boring!