Karin Wagemann is a certified Instructor and Master Trainer through the American Society of Canine Trainers (ASCT). Due to her knowledge, ability, and accountability as a canine handler, trainer, and instructor she was certified as the youngest Instructor in ASCT. Karin also has a bachelor of arts from Carroll College in Anthrozoology, the study of the human animal bond, and a master of science in Canine Behavioral Science from London Hanover University. Professionally, she has been training canines since 2014, however, she began training informally when she was in middle school. Since then, Karin has trained canines in a wide variety of disciplines including service work, narcotics detection, conservation detection, tracking, dual purpose patrol, and anti-poaching work. She has trained dogs and handlers all over the country and globe, with her work taking her to the Serengeti to train game scouts and anti-poaching canines. More recently she has worked with students at local schools, instructing them to train shelter dogs. Her specialties include training dogs for detection, tracking, training high energy dogs, and teaching a variety of individuals to handler and train canines.


Degrees, Certifications, Schools


  • Master of Science Canine Behavioral Science, London Hanover University (2017)

  • Bachelor of Arts Anthrozoology, Carroll College (2015)


  • Advanced Canine Schools ASCT

    • October (2014​)

    • September-October (2015)

    • May (2016)

    • April-August (2017)

American Society of Canine Trainers

  • Instructor ASCT (2017)

  • Master Trainer ASCT (2017)

  • Departmental Trainer Narcotics (2016)

  • Service/Therapy Dog Trainer ASCT (2015)

  • Public Trainer ASCT (2015)

  • Qualification Evaluator ASCT (2015)

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