Dog trainer, translator and chocolate-addict Chrissi is based in Vienna and Lower Austria. She has been fond of dogs of all sizes, shapes and personalities for as long as she can think - especially the so-called difficult ones. After training the Dachshund of her early teenage years in traditional ways at her local obedience club, she learned about clicker training and got hooked on force-free, motivational methods. Her work days are spent doing the things she loves most: thinking about languages, writing, and teaching pet dog manners and life skills to her clients and their dogs. Her (German-language) puppy book "Nur Mut!" will be released in April, and her recall book in the fall of 2017.

Chrissi loves working with people and dogs, and training, playing and hiking with her own three dogs: party Poodle Phoebe (superpower: six feet high standing jump), Greyhound Fantasy (superpower: mad interior design skillz), and Malinois puppy Grit (who hasn't yet decided what her superpower will be, but thinks it might involve a bite sleeve).

Her pet dog school website is, and her dog training blog

Current and Upcoming Courses

Contact information

Have a question about an upcoming course taught by Chrissi?  Not sure if your dog is suitable for a specific class?   We welcome you to contact instructors by email to make sure the course is suitable for you and your dog.

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Student Testimonials

FDSA is excited to welcome Chrissi for the August 2017 session.