The Inspiration

The Late Scott Jetter, Founder of Canine Craze, inspired people for years through dog training.  During his years of teaching he motivated Canine Craze trainers and clients to go outside their comfort zone, push the envelope, and be innovative.  He inspired people to be the best they could be, always ask “why?”, and teach with compassion.  Many trainers and clients remember him and his many shenanigans, such as his catchy phrase, “Have the Best Day EVER!”.  Canine Craze’s trainers and staff are honored to continue his legacy.

Meet our Team Leader

Renee Jetter started her career with dogs when she was 9 years old by volunteering for her local animal shelter in Boone, Iowa. By the young age of 12, Renee received the “Pets Choice Award” for her kindness and love of animals, in addition to her dedication and work ethic.  Jetter has been professionally training dogs since her graduation from the Animal Behavior College in 2006. She has experience competing in obedience, training service dogs, conducting group classes and teaching private lessons. Jetter has designed and implemented successful dog training programs for…

Meet our Administrative Staff

Joy Heldt

Joy Heldt

Receptionist

Before Joy joined the Canine Craze team, her area of interest was elementary education. After holding a teaching position for quite some time, Joy decided…

Sydney Prohaska

Sydney Prohaska

Marketing & Communications

Sydney Prohaska is a born and raised Californian with a passion for both animals and art. Graphic design has been her main focus for several years now…

Meet our Trainers

Becky Parsons

Becky Parsons

Trainer

Becky has two dogs: Inari, a Shiba Inu, and Pippin, a Treeing Walker Coonhound/Collie mix. Her two dogs could not be at farther ends of the…

Janee Wise

Janee Wise

Trainer

Janee earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science with a focus on companion animal management from Iowa State University…

Janice Rosenberg

Janice Rosenberg

Trainer

Jenny O'Brien Konior

Jenny O'Brien Konior

Trainer

Jenny has been teaching classes for 20 years, teaching 10 of those years at Canine Craze! Over those years, she’s taught puppy classes…

Jordan Rose

Jordan Rose

Trainer

After Jordan realized that running and trick training was not enough to keep her then three-year-old rat terrier, Murray, busy…

Kathy Blume

Kathy Blume

Trainer

Kathy is a lifelong dog lover. She had wanted a dog from a young age. She got her wish when her family
adopted a beagle/cocker spaniel mix…

Laura Williamson

Laura Williamson

Trainer

Laura and her husband, Gary, have been involved in the Canine Craze agility training program for over 10 years, beginning when Poby…

Lene Lox

Trainer

Lene moved to Des Moines in 2012 to attend Grandview University to pursue her interest in zookeeping at the Blank Park Zoo. She…

Lilly Dawson

Lilly Dawson

Trainer

Lilly was born and raised in Texas. She attended Tarleton State University and graduated with her degree in animal science…

Marsha Burright

Trainer

Marsha has been an animal lover all her life. Her parents have both been pared with dogs from Leader Dogs for the Blind, so the amazing…

Michelle Hoile

Michelle Hoile

Trainer

It was a total fluke that Michelle found Canine Craze four years ago when her dentist recommended our services shortly after she…

Miranda Bochner

Miranda Bochner

Trainer

Nick Wilson

Assistant Trainer

Nickolas Bochner

Assistant Trainer

Renata Meseck

Renata Meseck

Trainer

Renata started training dogs in 2013. She completed the certification program through Petsmart Inc, where she…

Shannon Bruening

Shannon Bruening

Trainer

While growing up in Decorah, Iowa, Shannon had numerous pets including dogs, cats, goats, and horses. Due to her love for…

Sheryl Eaton

Sheryl Eaton

Trainer

To say Sheryl loves dogs would be an understatement as some have said it’s Sheryl’s addiction.  She started volunteering at the ARL…

Sydney Kolb

Sydney Kolb

Trainer

Sydney was born and raised in the Des Moines area. Growing up, she always enjoyed walking her neighbors’ dogs and dog-sitting…

Tabetha Williams

Tabetha Williams

Trainer

Tabetha has been training dogs professionally since 2011. In 2012, Tabetha’s passion for training and understanding canine behavior…

Wade Herring

Trainer

Wade grew up in Cedar County, Iowa, in the middle of farm country and all kinds of animals. There was always a dog…

Jennifer Petersen

Trainer

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Samantha Gooding

Samantha Gooding

Trainer

Samantha is originally from the Quincy, Illinois area. She has always had a dog, big or small, in her life…

Kelly Vohs

Assistant Trainer

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Rebekah Blanchard

Assistant Trainer

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