Elissa Cohen, co-owner, gained expertise and knowledge of canine behavior and training through her partnership with Tim Thimsen, owner of Paws & Effect. Running a business is a natural fit for Elissa as she had over 15 years expertise in corporate management and independent consulting prior to founding Canine Kindergarten 11 years ago and Canine Kindergarten at The Park 5 years ago. Formerly, she was a Vice President of a premier financial institution where she held numerous management positions and earned the reputation for excellent leadership and outstanding customer service. Elissa and her husband have resided in the Town of Cortlandt for over 26 years.