Certified Professional and Master Dog Trainer
One of the few who graduated the Master Trainer Program summa cum laude, Kari is a "best of the best" alum of TRS who was invited into a staff position, as Business Coordinator. Both a Certified Master Trainer and Certified Educational Instructor.
Kari’s experience in obedience includes AKC, PSA (Protection Sports Association), Schutzhund as well as dog training and handler teams for all phases. She exhibits in AKC and in PSA where she competes at the National level, and has professionally obedience trained over 3,000 dogs of all breeds and ages. Kari is an approved AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) evaluator.
Kari brings over 25 years of experience in sales and marketing in the pet industry from one of the top kennels in the country. Kari is a major supporter of many rescue groups, having rehabilitated over 350 dogs during her successful career. Her continued support includes putting on demonstrations for many humane societies, rescue groups and veterinarians.
During Kari's stay at TRS she was in charge of facilitating the curriculum, instructing, and student relations for the Tom Rose School. This includes training dogs for Obedience, Agility, Narcotics Detection, Tracking, Search and Rescue and other police-related requirements. She also headed the training department for the Doghouse, TRS’ affiliate pet-care and boarding facility.
Kari helped many students that came through TRS realize that they had more ability than they thought possible and was successful because of her passion and dedication. It is with our utmost confidence and passion that that Kari Koch will be an Asset wherever she goes and will be missed by all of us here at the Tom Rose school.