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.
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Kelly Citrin

Founder & Head 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

Trainer

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.

Member APDT & PPG

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Deanna Schuster

Assistant Trainer

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.

McKenzie Fagan

Marketing & Social Media Intern

McKenzie is a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is studying Communications with a minor in Human Development. McKenzie grew up with dogs and her Yorkie, Bailey, is her best friend.

Desi Stapleton

Director of Customer & K9 Relations

Desi found 4 On The Floor Dog Training through Forever Changed Animal Rescue when she and her husband adopted their German Shepherd mix puppy, Ranger! They completed the Brilliant and Genius puppy classes and Desi saw what a huge difference implementing 4OTF’s training made for them and Ranger! The respect, comfort, and confidence grew between pup and owner and Desi quickly became a client-turned- "client and canine relations representative” as she wanted to help others see how beneficial, empowering, and FUN these training classes are for all puppies and owners alike!