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Meet The Team

Hanna Boyer

Owner & Dog Trainer

"Every interaction with your dog sends a message. I want to teach you how to send the right message without using pain or intimidation."

Hanna is an animal lover with a lifelong passion and dedication to helping dogs. Born and raised in Dandridge, Tennessee, she has always had a love for animals and a passion for advocating for dogs. She did many hours of volunteer work at animal shelters and dog rescues in high school and while attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While living near Camp Lejeune, NC She was hired by a local PTSD service dog trainer and found herself spending all of her time helping care for and training service dogs. It was then that her love for dogs grew into a passion for understanding the canine mind. Hanna witnessed first hand that truly understanding a dog is the key to helping it live a long and happy life. She was amazed by what positive reinforcement dog training could do to help a dog find peace, balance, and purpose.

Upon moving back to Knoxville in 2015, Hanna decided it was time to bring positive reinforcement to the community. My Curious Canine was started to bring better understanding to the dogs we call family. Through partnerships with local shelters like Young Williams Animal Center and rescue groups, she has been able to spread the message to countless dog owners that positive reinforcement is the safest and most effective way to train a dog.


Allison Poulin

Dog Trainer / Dog Walker / Pet Sitter

Allison is originally from Washington state, but being born into a military family she has grown up traveling the United States, Europe, and finally settling down in Florida where she spent time volunteering in animal shelters and leading 4-H clubs. Through all of her travels Allison has carried along with her the love to rescue animals in need. She believes in nurturing the hurt and injured and having an especially soft spot for strays.

After high school Allison went to pharmacology school and became a Registered Pharmacy Technician, but feeling the rushed life of that field pushed her to move to Knoxville and pursue a dream of using positive reinforcement to train dogs that just need that extra gentle nurturing. Allison is a skilled craftswoman, loving mother, and determined go getter! She knows what it is like to try to balance a home, multiple jobs, children, and still make time to recuperate herself. She's just waiting to share her knowledge and love with you!


Lauren Elizabeth

Dog Trainer

Lauren is passionate about animal training and behavior and the animals she works with. Her extensive background in both Animal Training & Behavior and Veterinary Medicine demonstrate her commitment to excellence. She is a student at Karen Pryor Academy studying Animal Training & Behavior and is also studying for her CPDT-KA certification. Lauren invests a large amount of her time in continued education in an effort to provide the best possible training services for her clients.

Lauren has experience with domestic, exotic and livestock species including dogs, cats, raccoons, foxes, primates, prosimians, skunks, kinkajous, ferrets, parrots, horses, potbelly pigs and more!


Dawn Koretko

Canine Massage Therapist / Nutrition Counselor

Dawn knows from years working in the veterinary field that preventative care elevates your pets’ quality of life and extends the years they have with us. Dawn is passionate about helping dogs move better and maintain a strong, healthy body through the power of canine massage, fitness, and physical therapy. She also loves helping clients find the right balance in their dogs’ diet. Through nutrition counseling Dawn is able to help her clients address digestive issues, maintain a healthy weight, and choose a well balanced meal plan to suit each unique dog