Kirsten Tardiff lives on a small farm in Michigan with her husband CJ, where she raises dairy goats and manages a small breeding program with her Australian Shepherds. She spends many weekends competing in various dog sports with her beloved Aussies, and many hours during the week training for them. Kirsten is a second-generation breeder, as her mother has been breeding miniature Dachshunds for over 20 years.

Her lifetime of dog ownership branched into a career professionally grooming dogs as well as becoming an obedience instructor at a local kennel club. Kirsten has devoted her life to learning about dogs, dog ownership, and to sharing that information and experience with others.