Christine has always had a love and commitment to dogs and their people. She became the youngest person to complete an Obedience Instructor Apprenticeship program while simultaneously earning her Associates Degree in Animal Science from the University of New Hampshire. In 2007 Christine opened Fuzz Grooming LLC, her first dog grooming shop. We are delighted that Christine has joined our staff as a Day School Trainer this year. Christine is thrilled to work with with the awesome trainers and amazing dogs of Rhodes Collar. She lives in Preston Ct with her sons Troy, 16 and Jake, 9. She is owned and adored by her two 14 year old rescued chihuahuas, Bean and Me-too and also by her new puppy Henry, a beagle mix and upcoming Agility and Movie star.
Toni was born in the desert Phoenix, Arizona but knew at an early age, she wanted to train Killer whales! She went to Arizona State University and received a B.S in Biology. Soon after graduation, she moved to Florida to work with marine mammals. Toni has worked with a wide variety of marine mammals over the past 25 years. She has always felt that the best job is training animals! Her passion, training animals, is now focused on dogs. We are thrilled that Toni has joined the training staff at Rhodes Collar. Toni has a Rottweiler named Sampson. He is a character and has been Toni’s canine companion for the past 10 years. When not working with animals, you can find Toni in a flower garden!