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Chystal is a graduate of Alvernia University where she received a degree in General Science and Secondary Education. Initially working for a lab in the Environmental / Water Testing industry, she decided to pursue her passion of working with dogs.

Currently working as a sales associate at The Dawg Store, she has recently completed her Foundations Seminar At PetMassage Institute in Toledo, OH and is now a canine massage provider.

Crystal’s initial interest in canine massage came as a result of massaging her own dogs and realizing the many benefits (ranging from its calming effects, to pain relief, to stronger bonds with the dog) each of her dogs received from massage. Crystal is pursuing further canine massage experience through additional coursework at PetMassage Institute.


Susan and her long-haired Weimaraner, Gus, first joined Awesome Dawgs in 2013 to attend a puppy class as students before joining The Dawg Store staff. Susan was enthusiastic about helping the business grow and came with a marketing and public relations background from her work at an advertising company in King of Prussia. From her experience of owning and operating a Cafe, she also understands the demands of small business and the importance of building and maintaining positive client relationships.

Seriousness aside, it is all about Gus! Susan’s goal is to keep spreading the word about how important it is to properly train your dog as soon as and as long as possible. Positive training is about building a relationship with a member of your family which takes time, patience and a lot of love. Gus continues to be a work in progress, but he is an Awesome Dawg!


Becky is a graduate of the University of Maryland where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is the newest addition to the Awesome Dawg Store family.

Becky attended the first of many training classes with her Doberman Pinscher, Lexi, in 2014 and desires only the best products and services for Lexi. She is excited to meet you and your special companion and talk about how our dogs evolved into family members and what we can do to better meet their needs.

Becky and Lexi can often be found playing in the Dawg Park, attending an Awesome Dawgs group class, or volunteering with a local Search and Rescue team.


Melissa has been an educator for almost 25 years, initially teaching children, now teaching owners and their dogs as well. She is a graduate of Kutztown University’s Canine Training and Management program and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

Melissa has attended seminars and workshops with Dr. Ian Dunbar, Sarah Kalnajs and Pat Miller. She currently serves as president of the board of directors of the Humane Society of Berks County.


Betsy’s bio will be available soon!