Areas: Wasilla plus mobile classes in Palmer, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai Peninsula
Trish Houser is a certified canine massage practitioner and the first Dogsafe Canine First Aid Instructor in Alaska. She is also the founder of Smiling Dog, a holistic massage and nutrition consultation studio in Big Lake. With a soft spot for senior dogs, the heart of her business is promoting alternative pain management therapies and improving quality and longevity of life through diet, exercise, massage and homeopathic remedies.
Trish is active in her community and enjoys teaching children how to properly care for their dogs. She also actively fund raises for The Roscoe Fund, a charity that provides economic assistance for pets in need of emergency medical treatment.
Karla Malcolm lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley and with the launch of Karla Malcolm's Canine First Aid, she's excited to be the first Dogsafe Authorized Instructor for Oregon. For Karla, it's a dream come true to be able to bring together her love of both people and dogs in such a worthwhile course. Karla has been involved with animals in a variety of way for the past twenty years and professionally working with people as a Mental Health Therapist for even longer. Her own "zoo" includes three dogs -- Fizz, French bulldog, Rosie, cairn terrier and Nui, bullterrier -- plus nine chickens, a rabbit, a bearded dragon and a school of fish!
Areas: Seattle plus Burien, SeaTac and Normandy Park
Helga Karisch, SAMT, LAMT, is the owner of Happy Hounds & Horses, LLC and is a board-certified and licensed massage therapist for Large and Small Animals with a special interest and training in rehabilitation techniques. Helga's work offers a gentle and focused touch tailored to the needs of your animal companion.
Teaching Dogsafe Canine First Aid classes, together with her dog Mia, is another exciting opportunity to share her love and knowledge about animals.