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
Julie Davidson, Member, PPG, APDT
Julie Davidson has been living with dogs her whole life, but became interested in serious, positive reinforcement training and behavior modification after adopting a reactive dog in 2013. Helping Quentin live a happy life became her priority, and a journey began. From taking classes with Quentin, to now teaching them with Kelly, Julie is excited to be helping many dogs and their people live their happiest, best lives together. She is a member of APDT & PPG, and dedicated to harm free, fear free, science based training. She lives with her husband, and two dogs, Quentin, and Madeline in Montgomery County.
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.
Deanna Raquel Member, PPG
Deanna started her journey in pet nutrition 3 years ago after the untimely passing of one of her beloved dogs due to her diet. This led her to meeting Kelly through her work, and she found another way to pursue her passion in dog training. She lives in Bethesda with her 15-week old German Shepherd puppy, Lenox, who has been a star pupil at 4OTF since the day he joined Deanna's family. Having her own dog in training has really opened her eyes to dog behavior and learning. She applies the skills and discipline she gained as a collegiate athlete with training on a daily basis, and offers our clients board and train programs.
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).
E. Foley CPDT-KA
E. Foley (she/her) is an agility addict who accidentally fell in love with rally. She took her first rally class hoping the structure would help her young cocker spaniel, Syrio, gain focus and be better at agility. It soon became clear that Syrio adored rally and he made a career change. Syrio quickly earned his first two championship titles and was the #8 ARCH dog in the country in 2019. E is the owner and lead trainer at Foley's Dog Training, based in Burtonsville, MD.
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.