Fresh Start Dog Training and Boarding

About Fresh Start Dog Training and Boarding

Fresh Start Dog Training And Boarding

Founder & Owner: Karin Grahn

43 years ago, Karin got her first dog and has been working with animals ever since. She was employed for 17 years as a State Humane Officer for the Marin Humane Society, lived and worked at an animal hospital as a night attendant for 18 years and for a year, worked at one of the best known kennels in the Bay Area.

Karin realized she wanted to create a different environment for dogs which allowed for personalized attention and socialization. Additionally, she wanted to provide the animals with a more natural boarding environment rather than locking them into concrete kennels for the duration of their stay.

Fresh Start Dog Training And Boarding

The Result
In 1997, Karin founded Fresh Start Dog Training, incorporating a proven love for and logical approach to training dogs. Her initial business not only provided group puppy lessons and private, one-on-one lessons with owners and their dogs but also offered clients the combined service of dog training with boarding in her home.

In 2006, Fresh Start Dog Training expanded in response to numerous requests from clients to formally include general boarding (i.e. boarding without training) at Karin's home. Fresh Start now provides unique family style home care and boarding accommodations for canine companions (lodging up to 15 dogs per night maximum availability) with the same well known hands-on owner and dedicated staff.

I am committed to providing dogs with the same love, attention and life enrichment that they themselves daily bestow on their owners.

- Karin Grahn