Chrissy Joy is a celebrity dog trainer, live performer, studio canine trainer, and educator through demos and workshops. A past equestrian and now dog trainer – she has over two decades of animal training experience. She rescued her first dog, Beasley, in 2014 and now owns four dogs that make up The Joy Crew.
Check out Chrissy with her dogs on DOGTV’s “The DogMoms” as well as The DogMoms Podcast. Also, her newest show “Farm Girl” premiering fall 2023 on DOGTV.
Today she has become an internationally recognized dog trainer with several award-winning titles:
2018 National Stunt Dog Champion
2021 International Trick Dog Champion
Trainer of the Youngest Champion Trick Dog in the world (9 weeks old)
Trainer of the Second Youngest Champion Trick Dog in the world. (12 weeks)
Chrissy enjoys her journey with The Joy Crew on road trips, hiking, set work, sports, and creative content through social media.
Her lifelong motto is “Take chances, make opportunities” and her lifelong goal is to educate others on mental health matters and the pursuit of happiness, creating a greater bond with your pet, and making goals a reality.
Beasley is a rescue from Pennsylvania. He was adopted at just 9 weeks old and brought to his forever home in Maryland. Beasley was also found to have a lifelong debilitating disease – Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Today he thrives as a viral social media star, dog actor, and an International Trick Dog Champion. Some of Beasley’s favorite things are hiking and hanging with his best friends! Beasley’s personality is reserved, a gentleman, and full of wisdom.
Whidbey is a purebred border collie from Eastwillow Border Collies. Whidbey, you say? It is a unique name! Chrissy Joy lived on Whidbey Island with her husband while he was stationed with the Navy. Also, did you know? “Whid” means “fast, quiet rapid pace”… and “bey” means “leader.” It became the perfect fit for this talented pup. Whidbey enjoys playing frisbee, agility, and learning new tricks. Whidbey’s personality is goofy, gentle, kind, with a dash of sneakiness.
Darby is a purebred border collies from Eastwillow Border Collies. He is half brother to Whidbey! Darby’s name comes from old English meaning “wooden area with deer.” Darby is a fast and spunky dog full of pizzazz and enthusiasm. He is the youngest Champion Trick Dog – at just 9 weeks old. Darby’s personality is fierce, loving, witty, and intense!
Fuji is the newest addition, named after an apple and Fuji film. He is a smaller dog – a mini aussie, border collie, papillon! He is learning new dance moves, loves to do tricks, and chase his big brothers. Elowen, my daughter, loves to play with him and hopefully will do some agility and frisbee together. Fuji has some big shoes to fill for his acting career and we are excited to enjoy many adventures with him!