Meet Our Team
Here at 4 On the Floor, we operate as a team. We plan curriculum together, train together, and help one another grow in our skills. We model what we hope to see with our clients, a community based on respect and support.
Kelly Citrin, CPDT-KA, MBA
Founder & Lead Trainer
Kelly’s background in rescue is what drives her to make changes in the lives of the dogs and humans she interacts with. Her training philosophy is “Patience, Persistence, Positive Reinforcement, Praise & Play." She believes an integration of these concepts is key to a successful and happy human and pup. In addition to serving as the trainer for Capitol Canines Animal Rescue and Forever Changed Animal Rescue, she volunteers for and works with several other rescues. Her areas of concentration include working with reactive dogs, preparing pups for their CGC & Training Therapy Dogs/coaching them for their test, and providing proper training for puppies & rescued dogs right from the start, including a focus on supplying family training, non-competitive agility and more.
Kelly lives in Bethesda with her three rescued pit bulls, Ayla, Brutus and Sadie. All three had been tossed away and are now living as one, big, happy family.
MBA, CPDT-KA, Member APDT, PPG & MAAPPPT (Mid Atlantic Association of Professional Positive Pet Trainers)
Secretary, National Capital Therapy Dogs Trainer
In 2013, Mimi adopted an Alaskan Malamute from CHAAMP.org and she volunteered so much that she became Vice President Treat Giver. Mimi consulted with Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA who recommended that she register for the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Geek Week and for CHAAMP to join the PPG. Pat also referred her apprentice, Stephanie Peebles, whose presence created peace and tranquility. Positive reinforcement works for dogs and people! In 2021, Mimi met Kelly at Beltway Barks and is so grateful. She is now a PPG Shelter & Rescue Organization member, and is studying to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer.
Michele has many years experience in all things rescue. In 2018, she met her match in her 110lb reactive, resource guarding, adolescent Newfoundland foster, Lucie! Determined to help Lucie live a happy, Michele sought out help from the force free community as well as her regional working dog group. Over the past 5 years, Michele has worked with and assisted several trainers, attended 2 intern academies with Pat Miller at Peaceable Paws, and volunteers with Colonial Newfoundland Club's Working Dog and Education committees. She's the Vice President of Colonial Newfoundland Rescue where she manages intakes and provides training support to fosters and newly adopted dogs. Michele is driven by her commitment to improving how we assess and manage the behavioral needs of dogs in rescue and supporting the use of force free training methods in the working dog and dog sports communities.
Janine has been training and competing in the sport of agility for several years and training dogs for over 10 years. Agility and tricks are her favorite sports.
Janine finds teaching agility, tricks and training in general to be a uniquely rewarding experience. She loves being together with the students and the dogs are great. She enjoys watching them progress in dog sports and grow as teams.
In addition to volunteering for a dog club, Janine has volunteered for a few dog rescues, where she advocates for positive reinforcement training.
Meg is the 4 On The Floor apprentice trainer. She is a professional pet sitter with two years of experience. Meg has taken care of, and walked dog of all ages & activity levels. She is in training toward becoming a force free and fear free certified dog trainer. Her goal is to become a therapy dog trainer.
Kimberly Reilly Agzigian, Member APDT, PPG
Kimberly’s dog training journey began as a result of volunteering for collie rescues. She was shocked to see so many young collies being surrendered or returned due to “behavioral issues”.
Kimberly met Kelly when she and her collies became certified therapy dog teams with National Capital Therapy Dogs (NCTD).
Kimberly is an AKC evaluator for S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Community CGC (CGCA), Urban CGC (CGCU), and Trick Dog. She is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and the Pet Professional Guild (PPG).