Clint Knox

Owner, trainer

Clint Knox began his dog training career in 2006 after getting two American Bulldog puppies, Vega and Cash. A graduate of Animal Behavior College and an ABC Certified Dog Trainer, Clint has taught both private and group training classes using positive reinforcement training to help thousands of dogs and owners solve their behavioral problems. In 2017, Clint launched Knox Canine Training to focus on private, in-home training. He is passionate about helping clients understand the science behind the training, while working to improve communication with their best four-legged friends. 

In 2019, Clint added Natalie Caldwell to his team and they began teaching classes in partnership with Heart of Ankeny Veterinary Clinic, and Paws Inn. In 2020, Knox Canine Training opened a training facility in Des Moines to expand their class offerings. Trainer, Janis Gandy joined the team in 2020, and Fran Knox came aboard to help with social media and customer service.

Fran Knox

Scheduling and communications

With her vast background in customer service, she is here to help make your experience with Knox Canine Training a wonderful one!

Please call or email her with any website, scheduling or social media inquiries.


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Natalie Caldwell

Class instructor, private trainings

Natalie Caldwell has been a part of the Knox Canine Training since the Fall 2018. 

Natalie adopted her boy, Rogue, a German Shorthair Pointer, in June 2015. Soon she had a mess with inconsistent handling, trainers wanting to utilize training techniques Natalie was not comfortable with using. When Clint Knox began Knox Canine Training, Natalie was one of the first in line. It wasn’t long until Rogue had a consistent and more confident handler. In March 2018, along came Quinn, another GSP. She is happy and FULL of energy. Natalie knew how to harness all of this and has herself a pretty focused young dog now. In the Fall of 2018, Natalie began shadowing and assisting Clint in classes and private sessions. In the Spring of 2019 she began leading a few classes and taking on her own private training sessions with clients. Natalie has a passion to empower each handler to offer their dog the best training to enhance their relationship with their dog.

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Janis Gandy

Class instructor

Janis joined Knox Canine Training in July 2020. She is on the board at Iowa Weimaraner Rescue and has been a big supporter of Knox Canine Training since the beginning. Accounting is her full time day job but her home life is dogs. Janis currently has 3 resident Weims and 2 fosters. They have fostered about 30 Weims through IWR. All ages, all personality types. Janis works hard to have good pack dynamics with her resident dogs so they can peacefully work with fosters. Janis has also started dabbling in dog sports and having a ton of fun! "Dogs teach us so much and I always look forward to new experiences with them!"

Madison Knoepfler

Class instructor, private trainings

Madison began her career working with dogs 9 years ago.  As a lifelong dog lover, she still can’t believe she is able to have a career doing something that she absolutely loves.  Prior to joining Knox Canine, Madison worked for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa as a Dog Trainer teaching group classes as well as in the ARL’s intake department where she provided behavior resources and counseling to pet owners in need of assistance.  Madison is a big believer in the science and application of positive reinforcement training to address real-life behavior issues and strengthen the human-animal bond. At home, Madison has four dogs of her own: a Maltese, a German Shepherd, an American Bulldog mix, and an American Staffordshire Terrier.

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