The Trainers at Stoney Run Canine Camp

Our team of trainers have a wide breadth and years of experience in obedience and dog sport training.

Carrie Kelly

Carrie got involved in dog training after adopting a very “independent minded and difficult to train” dog, Lacey, from the shelter. Traditional, correction-based training methods just shut Lacey down, so Carrie set out to learn another way to train with positive reinforcement and clicker training. Lacey learned to love the “training game” and went on to earn numerous titles in agility and flyball. After attending many dog training seminars in both the US and Canada, Carrie began teaching Obedience and Agility classes for the Calumet Humane Society in Munster, IN and at Paw Power Blues Dog Club in Lowell, IN.

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Since then, she has trained dogs for their owners in various Day Training programs, gaining experience in working with a great variety of dog breeds and mixes. Most rewarding to Carrie is teaching others how to prevent behavior problems from occurring in the first place but also how to solve those problems on their own if they occur. Most important in Carrie’s dog training philosophy is making training fun for both the dog and owner. If it’s not fun, who wants to do it? And you won’t get results from training if you don’t practice. Short fun training sessions that will fit into anyone’s schedule are encouraged and taught. Carrie also loves to light up the “training bug” in others, teaching fun Tricks and Agility training.


Carrie continues to educate herself as both a dog trainer and handler by regularly attending workshops and seminars. She graduated with distinction from the internationally recognized Karen Pryor Academy, earning her Professional Training Partner certification, KPA-CTP. Carrie has competed in Agility, Flyball, Rally and Rally-Free with her dogs and has earned multiple titles, including Championship titles. She and her husband, Jim, share their lives with an Aussie, two German Shepherds and two rescue Border Collie mixes. In her spare time, Carrie fits in training and competition with her own dogs and provides a foster home for dogs in need for Come Bye Border Collie Rescue.


Sharon joined our team just recently and we will list all of her titles as she is a competitor, judge and trainer in multiple disciplines. We are excited about her easy going, fun and light hearted attitude about life. Clients in her classes are able to make a real connection with her. She is engaged and wants to help. She is making a difference in the behaviors of the Day School dogs and the owners are thrilled with their dog’s progress. Sharon Jonas grew up on a farm and started training and competing with horses and dogs at a young age.  As an adult she belongs to several dog clubs and competes in many dog sports. 


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She engages in continuing education by in person and on-line classes and seminars. Denise Fenzi, Susan Garett, Karen Prior and Suzanne Clothier are her favorites.  She has attended Clicker Expo and belongs to APDT.  She loves to learn new techniques and so do her dogs.

Judging Positions

  • AKC :    Scent Work, Farm Dog, CGC,  trick dog,  ATT Evaluator
  • UKC:   Nose Work, Drag Racing, Shed Hunt, Spot Evaluator, Dock Jumping
  • CWAGS Obedience and Scent
  • WCRL Rally
  • Barn hunt
  • Ultimate Air Dog
  • CPE Scent Sport

Titles:  Sharon has 4 dogs with upper level titles in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Scent Work, NACSW,  Barnhunt, Drag Racing, Dock Diving, Fast Cat, Updog,  Parkour and trick dog.  She also dabbles in conformation, tracking and weight pull.

In 2010 after saying goodbye to her Soul Dog, Zack, the family brought home a puppy we named Thunder.  Thunder was afraid of nearly everything.  He was literally afraid of his own shadow, new people, new dogs and new places.  By the time he was 9 months old it became apparent Dawn was out of her depth, in-spite of having dogs her whole life, she had no idea how to help him.  What started as fearful behavior, trembling hiding behind her, became barking and growling to keep potential threats away, and after being kicked out of puppy class because he could not think, learn or even take treats because he was so worked up, she began working with trainers one on one.


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Since she had just finished her MBA, and was still in research mode she naturally started reading and studying every article, book, and seminar she could find on his issues.  She had many aha moments in her research and training, information that she could not believe she did not know even though she had always had dogs in her life.  It lit a fire under her to find a way to share all the information she had learned.   She enrolled in a dog training course that would help her put all of the information she had acquired to use.  In 2012 she completed the course and started helping people with reactive dogs through private lessons and started teaching obedience classes.   Along the way she has continued to learn, through mentoring with several more experienced trainers, attending seminars led by highly respected trainers and behaviorists, as well as continuing to research and read up on all things related to dog behavior.   She loves sharing the knowledge she has gained almost as much as love seeing it being applied in training.  If you’ve taken any of her classes you will have seen this first hand, as she will explain, explain and explain some more.   

Dawn is a proud veteran (USAF), as is her husband of 26 years, and they have 2 children currently serving.  One of her goals here is start a service dog program for PTSD.   She is a mom to 6 kids (2 are unofficially adopted, they take in strays, human and canine alike) and 3 fur babies.  They reside in Chicago, where her husband is a Sergeant for CPD.

Kristina Montgomery

Kristina is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through CCPDT, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, a C.L.A.S.S evaluator, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. She has been training dogs for over a decade, from basic obedience to working through more serious behaviors, such as resource guarding and anxiety. She started her career under the guidance of an animal behaviorist, working to train and rehabilitate shelter dogs.


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Since then, Kristina has continued to do behavior consulting for multiple organizations, both within the community and nationally, including Animal Rescue Corps, South Suburban Humane Society, and Hobart Humane Society, as well as previously having worked full time as director of training and behavior at Humane Indiana.

Kristina believes that training your dog should not only be easy but it should be fun! She works to establish a common language between owner and dog while helping each person develop a strong relationship with their dog based on mutual respect and understanding. Communication is the foundation for all of Kristina’s training programs. She understands that each dog is an individual and works to tailor training principles to fit for each individual owner/dog. She continues to further her education through ongoing seminars and conference opportunities; favorite CEU opportunities include Jean Donaldson, Karen Pryor, Denise Fenzi, Hannah Brannigan, Julie Daniels, and Susan Garrett.


Kristina competes in a variety of dog sports in both AKC and UKC, including agility, obedience, conformation, and nosework. She lives on a small farm in Northwest Indiana with her husband, Russ, and her daughter, Claire. They share their lives with five or more dogs, a handful of cats, and a few horses.

Stoney Run Canine Park

Stoney Run Camp Department Hours

Day School
M-W-F 9:00AM-4:00PM
Drop off  7:30-9AM pick up 4:30-6PM

M-F 7:00AM-6:00PM
Sat 7:30AM- 5:00PM (Every other Saturday)
Sun 8:00AM-Noon (coming soon)

M-F 10:00AM-8:30PM
Sat 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sun 9:00AM-4:00PM

Drop off and pick up:
9:30-11AM or 4-6PM
Sunday pick up only between 9:30AM & 11AM with an appointment only

(1/2 boarding fee)
If not picked up by noon of next day after reservation, an additional 1/2 day fee will be charged.

M-F 9:00AM-4:00PM
Drop off 7:30-9AM/Pick up 4:30-6:00PM
Saturday by appointment only between hours of 9:00AM & 1:00PM
Sunday Closed

463 S County Line Road, Hebron, IN 46341


Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8AM-6PM
Saturday: 9AM-6PM
Sunday: 9AM – 4:00PM
*Check Services Page for Department Hours