So…who are we, anyways?

Merissa Kreidler, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, CCUI, CCMT


Merissa Kreidler is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA-CTP), a Certified Control Unleashed™ Instructor (CCUI), and is a Certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT). She is the owner and head trainer of Fuzzy Logic Dog Training in Louisa, Virginia.  Merissa specializes in behavior modification and loves a challenge. Her analytical approach and observation skills combined with her skillful handling of difficult or fearful dogs allows her to give the clients and the dogs the tools they need to handle nearly any situation.

Merissa shares her home with several American Staffordshire Terriers, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, and a Border Collie. She competes in Conformation, Rally, Obedience, and Barn Hunt.  In addition to dogs, Merissa is also actively involved in the horse world.  She competes in dressage with her Arabian, Task. Merissa has a degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is not shy about her nerdy side.

Kelsey Cowger, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP


Kelsey Cowger is a recovering university professor turned full-time dog person. She is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA-CTP). Her experience as a teacher makes her a great coach for people as well as dogs, and she really enjoys training both ends of the leash! Kelsey has significant experience in sheltering and rescue (both as a professional and as a volunteer): prior to joining Team Unruly, she worked with dogs at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT (the nation's largest no-kill animal sanctuary). She loves working with 'issue dogs' and dogs who had a less-than-perfect start in life. Kelsey and her motley crew of shelter mutts play several sports, including rally obedience, flyball, agility and Barn Hunt; they always love finding new sports to dabble in, and are currently enjoying Dog Parkour, Rally Free and K9 Nose Work®. 

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