Kristy Gerosky (formerly Kristy Campbell) moved from Eugene, Oregon to Los Angeles, California right after high school graduation to attend Moorpark College’s prestigious Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM) program. At the age of 12, she had visited the live “Animal Actors Show” at Universal Studios, and from that moment there was no doubt in her mind that she would devote her life to training animals. Upon graduating from Moorpark in 1996, she went to work for one of the largest movie and television training companies in the entertainment industry.
She began by training and performing in the Animal Actors show at Universal Studios with several types of animals, where she was mentored by many of the best studio trainers in the business. Eventually she also became a studio trainer and has a successful career training animals for both television and movies. Although she loves working with a variety of species, working with dogs is her main focus and true passion.
After marrying and having children, Kristy took some time off to focus on family. She launched The Courteous Canine in January of 2015. She now divides her time between family, private training, and entertainment production work.
In addition to private dog training, Kristy has volunteered with Therapy Dogs Inc. where she took her dog Eddie to a retirement home and a VA hospital. She and Eddie also contributed their time at local libraries in a program called BARK (Beach Animals Reading with Kids) where children got the opportunity to practice reading to the volunteer dogs. Kristy also volunteered her time training rescue dogs at Pet Orphans of Southern California.